Parish Announcements

About the Parish

One of the oldest Roman Catholic parishes in Upper Canada, the first service was held in this historic building on Christmas Eve in 1848. Our Christian community actually predates the founding of Perth in 1816.

The Parish Bulletin

Ministry Schedules

Parish Photo Gallery

Click here to view a gallery of photos from recent parish activities.

Map & Directions

Located on Wilson Street East, the Church’s spire is one of Perth’s dominating features. If you are coming in from Highway 7 you will discover that the Tay River splits Wilson Street into two parts. You will need to go east one block and then continue on through downtown Perth.

Parking & Accessibility

There is plenty of parking on the streets surrounding the church and in a parking lot behind the church. Access can be attained without stairs or obstructions from the parking lot, through a door on the north side of the building.

Mission Statement

As followers of Jesus, we, the family of St. John the Baptist Parish, in union with the Holy Spirit, are dedicated to building a Christian Community by proclaiming God’s Word through service and prayer.

Vision Statement

We will reach out and nurture the faith of all parishioners. We will respond to the needs of the community locally and globally. We will continue to foster the working together of home, school, parish. We will encourage active involvement in parish life.

Sunday June 22, – 10:00 am

Celebrate our Patron Saint and Parish Feast Day at the annual St. John the Baptist Mass, Corpus Christi Procession and BBQ on Sunday, June 22. Mass will be at 10 am (no 9 am or 11 am Mass that day) on the lawn between the church and rectory. It will be followed by a Corpus Christi Procession on the church grounds, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Please bring a lawn chair as well as a dessert to share with other parishioners. Please drop off dessert at school gym before Mass. Everything else will be provided. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be in the church and the luncheon in the school gym. During the BBQ, tickets will be available for the Special Olympics, please help the K of C support this rewarding charity.

Salt & Light TV

Many parishioners are noting that one of the major satellite arriers is not providing Salt & Light TV as part of their channel lineup. Salt & Light TV is now providing extensive video streaming of many of their programs. For more information visit and better still, drop a suggestion in to your satellite provider requesting that this channel be added to their regular program selections.



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