Baptisms: Celebrated with the parish community during the Sunday liturgy.  Parent preparation sessions required.  Contact the church office for more information on preparation classes and/or to schedule a baptism.

Couples wishing to enter into the Sacrament of Marriage are to make arrangements through the parish priest at least nine months before the Sacrament is to take place. The couple will enter into Marriage Preparation with the priest, as well as participating in either an Engagement Encounter Weekend, NOVA, or a Pre-Cana Conference.

Sponsor Certificates:
Certificates  for Baptism or Confirmation are only issued to active members of the parish.  An active member has received Confirmation, is registered in the parish, and celebrates the Eucharist regularly.

Reconciliation (Confession):
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30, or other times by appointment.

Holy Hour:
Thursday before First Friday (September - May) 6:30 -7:30pm.

Mother of Perpetual Help, Wednesday after the 8:00am Mass.

Care & Concern
The Care & Concern Committee consists of ten separate outreach programs for the benefit of our parishioners.

Our Neighbors' Place: The parish communities of St. John the Baptist & Holy Rosary in conjunction with Community Shelter Services hosted a 2 week overflow homeless shelter during January and March 2016.

*****Our Neighbors' Place January 15-29, 2020 and February 26 - March 11, 2020*****
St. John the Baptist Church,
Physical/GPS Address: 509 E. 26th St., Erie, PA 16504
Mailing Address: , 2701 East Avenue, Erie, PA 16504 
Phone: (814) 454-2873 Fax: (814) 459-8082 Email:

Mass Times: Saturday Evening 4:00PM - at at St. John the Baptist (April - September) and Holy Rosary (October - March) Sunday Morning 8:00AM at St. John the Baptist. Daily Mass at St. John the Baptist every Wednesday and Friday at 8:00AM

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church parish roots date back to 1869. 
The present Romanesque architecture church's cornerstone was laid in 1889.