• St John the Baptist

Welcome to St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Church is a Roman Catholic Church, part of the Archdiocese of Newark, located in the Journal Square area of Jersey City, NJ. It began in 1892 and was completed in 1897 to service the spiritual needs of area Catholics. Today it serves people of all ethnic backgrounds. The main Church is newly renovated in 2020 and welcomes you now for worship, prayer and celebration of the Sacraments.


Church Renovation Article – Jersey Journal, November 2020

Spiritual Closeness in a Time of Social Distancing (PDF)

Managing Coronavirus Anxiety (PDF)


Message from Cardinal Tobin regarding Archdiocese of Newark Parish Support Initiative: We are coordinating with the team at GoFundMe Charity to provide one online platform for the faithful to support continued outreach and the critical needs of their own parish communities and other parishes in need. I have temporarily waived the usual archdiocesan assessment in support of this initiative. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to your parish on the parish’s GoFundMe page, linked below, or to the Parishes in Need Fund, which will be used to support those communities struggling to pay their employees, conduct outreach, and cover church utility bills through this crisis. 

 SJB Parish GoFundMe page


Special News & Events

Understanding Church Architecture and Religious Art (PDF)


Regular Events (Suspended due to pandemic)

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: At St. John the Baptist Chapel on:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after the 12:10 PM Mass until 5:00 PM
Saturday after the 9 AM Mass until 5:00 PM
Sunday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

HOSPITAL VISITATION: Please notify the Rectory Office. Hospital privacy rules no longer allow for a parish to be informed of an admission nor allow a priest to look up a parishioner who may have been admitted to the hospital.