St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Our Parish Youth
Our Parish Youth Group
Our Parish Youth Group
Our Parish Youth Group
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
Bringing Christmas Joy
Bringing Christmas Joy
Bringing Christmas Joy

Our parish is blessed with a wonderful youth group.  Our older youth are organized under the auspices of CYMK/Ukrainian Orthodox Youth, and as such often participate in common events throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  In addition, we regularly host retreats and other spiritual, social, and service events and activities here in Oshawa.

Our younger children are benefitted by Sunday School lessons and participation in age-appropriate events along with our older youth, including Christmas Caroling for our older or infirm parishioners, pysanka writing workshops, etc.

Our older youth are very involed in both the parish as well as the community at large.  Every year they take part in the "Coldest Night" walkathon and the "Ride for Refuge," and they also volutneer at St. John the Compassionate Mission, an Orthodox Christian outreach to the homeless and marginalized in Toronto.  All the youth help out in church, and help organize and run our advent and lenten activities, serve at parish meals, etc.  A favourite event of everyone is our annual celebration in honour of Holy Father Nicholas on December 18th.

The greatest joy of our parish is that our youth actively participate in our liturgical life, reading and singing in the choir, serving in the altar, and helping out wherever and whenever needed.

We are proud of our youth, who actively work to make our parish, our community, and our world a better place.

Autumn Book Study

During the autumn months St. John's will host a book study entitled "When You Pray," using the book of the same title by L. Josephy Letendre.  The gatherings will be held on the last two Mondays of each month in the Church, beginning with Small Complie at 6:30 PM, followed by a discussion from 7 till 8:15 PM.  Books are available in the parish office, and everyone is welcome.

Saints and Strollers

"Saints and Strollers" is a program for parents with young children.  Our participants include both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian families, who meet twice a month for spiritual support, fellowship, and Christian education.  The gatherings are held on Saturdays, beginning at 3 PM with fellowship, followed by various educational, cultural, and spiritual activities, and concludes with Vespers at 5 PM  (which is served almost exlusively in English).

We invite everyone with younger children, from toddlers through early primary school, to participate.  

Upcoming Services
Monday, 10 / 23 September
7:00 PM - Book Study, When You Pray
Friday, 14 / 27 September
ELEVATION OF THE CROSS
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 15 / 28 September
3:00 PM Saints and Strollers
5:00 PM  Great Vespers
Events
  • Pascha 2019
    05/11/19
    On Sunday, April 28th, our parish celebrated the Bright Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord. 
  • Groundbreaking for New Parish Hall
    04/30/19
    On Bright Monday, April 29th 2019, St. John's celebrated the blessing for beginning of construction
  • Lenten Spiritual Retreat
    04/13/19
    On Saturday, April 13th, St. John's Parish held its annual Lenten Spiritual Retreat.  Presentat
  • 2018 Parish Autumn Retreat
    On November 10th and 11th St. John's hosted a parish spiritual retreat.  Fr. Dr. Timothy Chrapk