Upcoming Events


Installation Mass and Reception for Our Pastor,

Monsignor Kevin Lawrence at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

Thanks to all who attended the beautiful Mass of Installation and Reception as Pastor Monsignor Kevin Lawrence received the keys to the Parish from Bishop Thomas.


Mass and Celebration for Deacon Baratta at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

Please RSVP by calling the Rectory at 215.482.4600 if you plan to attend the celebration following Mass.  You may also e-mail us at jlogan@stjohnmanayunk.org with the number of people attending.



 An Important Letter from

Our Pastor

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Task Force & Meeting Updates

 The task force is a committee established to study the three
original sites of the parish with a particular focus on what church building
will act as the primary worship site.  It was formed as a result of the Engineering reports which were formally presented to the parish on April 29, 2014.  Click the underlined link below to download the details of May 27, 2014 meeting minutes regarding the future of our parish.  Uploaded July 29, 2014.

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Click the underlined link below to download the details of May 8, 2014 meeting minutes regarding the future of our parish.  Uploaded May 26, 2014.  Download here:

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Engineering Study Results

Click the link below for the Exterior Condition Assessment of the Main Church and Rectory of St. John the Baptist.   {UPDATE:  5/ 6/14:  This is the Report that was presented by Vitetta and MacIntosh  at the April 29, 2014 Parish Meeting including thermal imaging studies.  The previous draft version that was originally posted, was mistakenly provided for posting.}

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The first report findings, completed by O’Donnell and Naccarato, may be viewed by clicking the link below.  (6.3 mb PDF)



Welcome our new Pastor,

Msgr. Kevin C. Lawrence,

and Parochial Vicar, Fr. John Kelly!







Our parish lottery increases by $1,000 per week.  In the event there is no jackpot winner(s) a consolation prize(s) is awarded in the amount of $700.  When there is more than one winner prizes are divided.  All Prizes must be claimed within one week.  Tickets are sold before and after masses and at the Rectory.  Good Luck!


Father Charles Ravert

Prayers and congratulations to Fr. Charles Ravert of St. John the Baptist, receiving his Priestly Ordination on May 17, 2014.



Join Our Parish (click here)

We welcome all to join our Parish Family.  If you are not officially registered in our parish, please download the form above and return the completed form to the Rectory or in the collection basket.  During the 2012 Manayunk Parish Merge, there was no automatic registration, therefore a new parishioner registration is needed.  Thank you for your cooperation.


St. John’s News & History on the web:

Ash Wednesday on NEWSWORKS (2011 Article)

St. John’s Church Architecture & Interior Fittings:

Keely Society – Church Architect


Joseph Sibbel – Sculptor

1906 Historic Pipe Organ (2008 article)




Want to Return to Church?  Catholics Come Home


News for Local Catholics:  CATHOLIC PHILLY


Church In the U.S.:  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


The World Church:  The Vatican


Pope Francis