Important Updates: COVID-19 Restrictions

November, 2020

The dispensation for Mass has been extended until Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.        

Masses (sacraments and devotions) will continue under the present liturgical guidelines. We will continue to offer our current Mass schedule Tuesdays through Sundays as well as continue to offer confessions, baptisms, weddings, funerals, and Eucharistic Adoration times. 

The Diocese has prohibited other scheduled parish events and parish gatherings and they are detailed here: 

  • In order to protect the parish office staff and to keep the parish office able to function, we are closing the office to the public. We will still be working in the office but access to it is restricted. Please call the parish office at 734-483-3360 if you need assistance and we will do our best to answer any question and assist you over the phone. We can easily offer contactless pick up or drop off of items should the need arise. 
  • All Bible Studies on site will be cancelled at this time.
  • Eucharistic Adoration will be limited to a total of 10 people inside the chapel at one time. If you arrive and there are already 10 people in that space,  please either return at a different time or wait in your car until someone leaves.


Eucharistic Adoration

We offer Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you would like to be put on our sub list for this ministry, please contact Jess Jenkins at [email protected] Your support for this ministry is a great blessing to our parish!


Bishop's Year of the Bible

Bishop Boyea has declared a Year of the Bible in the Diocese of Lansing! You can learn more about this and sign up for the daily scriptures here.


Join us for Oremus, an 8-week series on prayer with Fr. Mark Toups! This series offers great content that teaches on the heart of prayer and offers instruction on how to reinvigorate your own prayer life. If you participate, you will receive a workbook that provides notes from each video and offers daily scriptures for your own prayer time throughout the week.

This series will start the first week of February and go through the season of Lent, finishing just before Holy Week. There will be two options for meeting times: 

Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 (ONLINE) Starts February 2nd
Sunday evenings, 7:00-8:30 (IN PERSON) Starts February 7th

Please complete this form to register. You can send your cash or check payment of $16 into the office, or via the collection basket. Be sure to label the payment for Oremus. This money will be used for purchasing your workbook and online access to the materials.

Please reach out to Jess Jenkins at [email protected] with any questions. Hope you will join us!

Realign Resources for Mission

Did you miss our parish meeting with the representatives from the Realign Resources for Mission committee? You can watch the video recently published by the diocese that includes the content of that meeting, which explains the origin and purpose of the committee, and which provides an opportunity to receive your feedback through the survey. You can find the video and the information about the survey on this webpage on the diocese website.

COVID19 Mass Guidelines

The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue through Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. If you are a registered parishioner at another parish, we would encourage you to attend that parish during this time.

  • If you have a fever or have been ill in the last 48 hours,  please do not attend Mass.
  • Masks/face coverings are encouraged at all Masses.
  • We use a color seating system inside the church to maintain physical distancing for our parishioners. Pew color for Mass is displayed at the entrances to the church. Saturday Mass is a guaranteed distancing Mass; please no sitting in pews that are not the color pew for the Mass. Sunday Masses - once the designated color pews are full, parishioners may sit where they need to in the open rows.
  • We have been and will continue to livestream the Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Mass. 

Please be aware that these guidelines are subject to change as we receive information from the Diocese of Lansing. We are grateful for your patience and charity during this time.

2019-2020 Financial Report

To view our St. John the Baptist 2019-2020 Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, please click HERE.

Regular Mass Schedule

Welcome to our parish! Here is our weekday and weekend Mass schedule as well as confession times: 

• 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 (Live Streamed)
• 11:00 am Mass
• 5:00 pm Mass

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. until 4:30p.m., closed for lunch 12:00-1:00p.m.

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.



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


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