Latest Updates

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June 15, 2022

We hope you enjoy this slideshow which celebrates our Parish Family and many of the wonderful things happening at St. John the Baptist!


Updated August   8, 2022

St. John the Baptist Catholic School is accepting applications for Classroom & Specials Teachers for the 2022/2023 school year.

Available Positions Include:

  • 4th Grade Teacher

  • Part-Time Technology Teacher

  • Part-Time Preschool Teacher Aide

  • Part-Time Elementary Gym Teacher


The ideal candidate will possess a knowledge of instructional strategies, demonstrate strong classroom management, and model their Catholic faith.

All employees are required to have/obtain all clearances as required by the State of Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Harrisburg for school employees prior to the start of employment.

Interested candidates should contact the principal at or 717-235-3525 x211.



The Diocese of Harrisburg was blessed to sponsor 19 Seminarians for priestly formation this past year. But these men need your help. Please pray for them, so that they may be formed as good and holy priests. If you are able, please also financially support their formation through the Pentecost Collection the weekend of June 5. The cost to educate one candidate for the priesthood is approximately $40,000 per year. This cost goes beyond the classroom, as the Seminarians are provided room, board, healthcare, and other nominal expenses. Please support our future priests through the Pentecost Collection.

St. John's Pentecost Collection will take place the weekend of May 29th.

Gifts can be made using the special parish envelope

or online at

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Give Local York - Support our  School!


Donate here on May 6th

Give Local York    is an annual fundraising drive for donors to make a secure donation to their favorite York County nonprofit organizations. This year’s drive is on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 12 midnight to 11:59pm. St. John the Baptist Parish and School is one of the 2022 participants.

We appreciate your support!

March 29, 2022

Join our awesome team! Here are the employment opportunities at St. John the Baptist School for the 2022-2023 school year:

Teacher - Elementary (full-time)  
Teacher - Physical Education  (part-time)
Teacher - Technology  (part-time)
Teacher -
  Preschool (part -time)

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to

March 14, 2022

The Knights of Columbus will host a fraternal benefits program open to all parishioners on April 3, 2022. The Program will be presented at St. Joseph Catholic Church (2935 Kingston Road, York) starting at 12:30pm with light refreshments. The program will begin at 1:00pm and address: Catholic teachings for funerals; long-term care and estate planning; options for income in retirement; protecting one’s family if health fails; and the importance of legal documents, i.e., will, trust, durable POA, and advanced Directives.  Several excellent speakers will be presenting -- contact: Bob Karotko at 717-428-6647 or to register or with any questions.

Update 3/17/22 March Envelopes have now been mailed out.

March 10, 2022

MARCH COLLECTION ENVELOPES have not yet been mailed out from our distributer due to an envelope shortage. Feel free to place cash or checks directly in the collection basket; or, to have your donation recorded for tax purposes, place your donation in a plain envelope with your name written on it.


Plain labeled envelopes are available in the back of the Main Church and in the Parish Office.

You may also submit your gift electronically by visiting

This weekend's Second Collection is for our School.

Thank you for your understanding and generosity!

March 4, 2022

On Sunday, March 20th, we will  welcome Bishop Ronald Gainer as    he visits St. John the Baptist    to celebrate the 9 am and 11 am Masses.


Update 5/5/22: This position has been filled

January 25, 2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY - School Principal

St. John the Baptist Catholic School, New Freedom PA

Diocese of Harrisburg

Beginning the 2022-2023 school year

Minimum qualifications: Practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; Thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; PA Administrators Certificate (or in process); Catechetical Certification (or in process) and 5 years teaching experience.


Preferred Qualifications (in addition to minimum qualification): 3 years of Administrative experience; Catechetical Certification (or in process); Master's Degree in Educational Administration; Interest in developing and implementing a Classical Education Model

For more information, see the Employment listings on the Diocese of Harrisburg website.

Send resume and letter of interest by March 4, 2022 to: Ann Everest, Dept. of Education; Diocese of Harrisburg; 4800 Union Deposit Road;  Harrisburg, PA  17111-3710 or by email:

January 14, 2021

THE CORPUS CHRISTI EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL WILL REOPEN on Monday, January 31st at 9am. Thank you for your patience and also for your continued prayers for all those affected by COVID-19.

January 12, 2022

As a Parish Family, we will mark the tragic anniversary of January 22nd, 1973 — the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision -- through a time of prayer and penance.

Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the Main Church on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 12 Noon to 6:00pm in solidarity with all who are at the March for Life in Washington DC.

This time of prayer is an act of reparation for the sins against human life caused by legalized abortion in our nation and as an act of intercession to convert the hearts of all to value the dignity of every human life, beginning at conception, without exception or conditions.

January 4, 2022


St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Freedom, PA has a full-time School Secretary opening, beginning in March 2022. Applicant must have a High School Diploma, have good command of oral and written communication skills, as well as computer and accounting skills. If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to

December 30, 2021


We are allowing two weeks for our adorers who have contracted or been exposed to the virus to heal and complete quarantine.




We will also post any updates here on our website and the Parish Facebook Page. Thank you!

November 18, 2021


This weekend (November 20 & 21) through Thanksgiving, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the pantry to aid the needy of our community. Please leave your contributions in the bins in the Atrium.


There will be a blessing of food for your holiday meal at the 9am Mass on Thanksgiving Day.

*Updated May 24, 2021 (# 7-12 added)


May 16, 2021


On Friday afternoon, we received updated guidance from the Diocese of Harrisburg regarding the revised CDC masking guidelines. The CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or keep social distancing in most settings. Details on the latest CDC guidance may be found at

In continued alignment with local, state, and federal health guidelines, the latest changes are as follows:

1. Effective immediately, those fully vaccinated may attend Diocese of Harrisburg Masses without wearing a mask. If you are fully vaccinated and wish to continue wearing a mask, you are welcome to do so. **People are considered to be fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.**

2. Those who are not fully vaccinated: please continue to wear a mask. We must continue to each do our part to keep the unvaccinated as safe as we possibly can. Parishes will not be “carding” parishioners as they come to Mass.

3. We will be maintaining social distancing until Memorial Day weekend (May 29/30). Beginning at the 5:00pm Mass on May 29th, social distancing will no longer be required and we will be able to seat up to our normal full capacity.

4. The 7:30am Mass will resume on Sunday, May 30th. This will be possible because, starting Memorial Day weekend, we will no longer need to clean the church after each Mass, only after the 11am Mass on Sunday.

5. We will continue livestreaming the 9:00am Mass on our YouTube Channel:

6. We will continue to distribute Holy Communion outside after the 11am Mass (from 12:00-12:30).

7. Saturday 9:00am Daily Masses will open again to the public on Saturday, June 5th.

8. Holy water will be added back into the fonts beginning May 29th/30th)

9. The Sign of Peace will be reinstated May 29/30. Please be mindful of anyone who may not wish to participate.

10. The collection basket will be passed again, beginning May 29/30.

11. Confessions will return to the regular confessionals, beginning May 29th.

12. We will have a section reserved for those who wish to remain socially distanced.


With these new changes, the responsibility is placed on each individual and family to decide the best way to keep yourself safe and healthy. Thank you for your continued cooperation, patience, consideration, and prayers as we navigate through this ever-changing time! God bless you!