St. John FrontSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church serves the greater Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University communities.  The parish church and Catholics on Campus Student Ministry provide spiritual care for thousands of families in eastern Washtenaw county, Catholic college students, as well as university faculty and staff.  We are a local parish of the Diocese of Lansing committed to the faith and teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.  We seek to share that same faith through an encounter with Jesus Christ in the sacraments, works of mercy and a vision for a place where all people are invited to accept the gift of God’s transformative love. 


Summer Mass Schedule

Summer Mass Schedule  (May thru August)

Masses are now open to all!

• Tuesday - 6:00 pm Mass
• Wednesday - 8:00 am Mass
• Thursday - 8:00 am Mass
• Friday - 12:15 pm Mass
• Saturday - 8:00 am Mass

Sunday Liturgies
• Saturday Vigil - 5:00 pm Mass
• 9:00 am Mass *(this Mass is Live Streamed)*
• 11:00 am Mass
• 5:00 pm Mass

Confession Times: Tuesdays from 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m. / Fridays from 11:00a.m.-11:45a.m. / Saturdays 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.

Mass Guidelines per Diocesan Directives

The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue through September 6, 2020. We plan to continue to live stream the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass even after this date for those who cannot attend.

  • If you have a fever or have been ill in the last 48 hours,  please do not attend Mass.
  • Please wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer before attending Mass.
  • Masks/face coverings will be required.
  • RESTROOMS will not be available for use. We are not able to disinfect them after each use so they will, unfortunately, remain locked for the present time.
  • There will be no congregational singing and responses should be vocalized in a “soft voice”.
  • There will be special directions for receiving Communion and the Priest will explain further at the time of the liturgy.
  • We will use a color seating system inside the church to maintain physical distancing for our parishioners. Pew color for Mass will be displayed at the entrance to the church. 

We highly encourage you to bring either Lysol Wipes or a disinfectant spray to wipe down your pew after Mass.  Please be aware that these guidelines are subject to change as we receive information from the Diocese of Lansing.

Eucharistic Adoration

We offer Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays after the 8 a.m. daily Mass until 9:00 p.m. in the chapel off the south side of the school building.

If you are willing to be put on the sub list for when an additional adorer is needed on the schedule, please contact Jess Jenkins at [email protected]

CONNECT with us!

Saint John the Baptist (mailing address)
411 Florence Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-8108
(734) 483-3360


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  Our YouTube Live Channel

Updating Parish Registration

In a continuing effort to be able to reach all our registered parishioners through email and to make sure we have your family record updated, please visit THIS link. The form only takes a few minutes to complete!

If you would like to register as a parishioner, you will still need to download and fill out a parish registration form. If you are a regular attendant at our parish but have not registered, please consider doing so!  Registration forms are available by clicking above on the Home then Register as a Member tab.  These may be downloaded, filled out and mailed to us at our parish address. Please direct any questions to [email protected]

COVID19: Parish Response Statement

Please CLICK HERE for our response as a Parish to COVID19.