All Masses are cancelled until further notice.
My dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope that you are staying well and managing as best you can during this difficult time. At times like this our faith may be challenged, but know that Christ is always with us. I heard that you are feeling the loss of not being able to attend Mass and receive the Sacraments.
I understand this as I miss sharing the Mass with you and miss seeing you as well. I want you to know that St. John the Baptist and St. Peter’s Church are open each day from 9 am to 4 pm. Please feel free to come and spend some time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, say a Rosary, a Chaplet of Divine Mercy, etc. Please use safe social distancing precautions if you are not alone in the Church. This unusual time is making us check what is “essential” in our lives – – make sure that God is essential in your life.
I am terrifically grateful to those of you who have been generous in your support of the Churches by mailing or dropping off your donations. Unfortunately, our numbers are still very much down these weeks as it is so easy to forget to donate to the Churches when there’s no basket passing by. I ask that you consider continuing your donations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you chose to mail your donation for St. John or Holy Family, the address is: 25 Benton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856 or St. Peter’s Church, Eight Franklin Street, Delhi, NY 13753. We do not know how long this will last, but hopefully it will not be too much longer before we can worship together again. Please stay safe and stay healthy. I will continue to remember you in daily prayer.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Edward Golding
The Roman Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist (Walton, NY), St. Peter’s (Delhi, NY) and Holy Family (Downsville, NY) welcome individuals and families seeking spiritual guidance in the tradition of the Catholic Church.
Individuals can seek peace, holiness and sanctuary alone or in community.
Our parishes are responsive and evolving faith families encouraging growth in our relationship to God and to one another, so that through these relationships we can find inner peace, strength, joy and happiness.
Feel free to join us for one of our Masses. You may find all of our services on the Schedule of Services page.
If you have suffered loss recently or a while ago,
our Grief Ministry is available to help by offering
solace and empathy. We offer a listening ear,
compassion, and possible recommendations/
direction for a positive life journey moving forward
with the help of our Faith!
Kathy: 376.1633, email@example.com.
Pastoral Care ~ Caring for the Sick
Do you know a Catholic friend, neighbor, or relative,
who is homebound, in the hospital, or nursing home?
Please call the office to arrange for one of our ministers
of the sick to bring the Eucharist or just to visit for a spell.
Our Pastoral Care Ministry can be reached by leaving a
message at 865.7394 and dialing Extension 207. One of
our ministers, who will be happy to visit, will be in touch