• 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.


COVID-19 Information:

Cardinal Tobin Suspends all Public Celebrations of Mass Indefinitely due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Pope Francis offers prayer to Virgin Mary for protection during Coronavirus pandemic (PDF)

Spiritual Closeness in a Time of Social Distancing (PDF)

Managing Coronavirus Anxiety (PDF)

COVID-19 Catholic Cemeteries Announcement (PDF)

Faith Alive @ Home Guide- Palm Sunday (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

Parishes in Need Fund


Special News & Events

Understanding Church Architecture and Religious Art (PDF)

Regular Events

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: At St. John the Baptist Chapel on:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after the 12:10 PM Mass until 8 PM
Saturday after the 9 AM Mass until 5:30 PM

HOSPITAL VISITATION: Please notify the Rectory Office. Hospitals no longer inform or allow us to look up who is in the hospital.