About Us

St. John the Baptist Church

Office:   St. John’s Rectory,  126 Nesbitt St., Larksville, PA 18651


Pastor: Rev. Gerald J. Gurka, M.Div.. M.Th., M.A.

Parish Helper: Msgr. Donald A. McAndrews, D. Hum.

Permanent Deacon: Deacon Frank H. Hine


Rectory Office:  570-779-9620
Fax: 570-779-7652
Email: stjohn1899@aol.com
Website: www.stjohnslarksville.org      

Current Office Business Hours:

No Office Hours on Mondays

Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Fri: 9:00AM-11:30AM/12:30PM-3PM

All Other Times by Appointment

~New Parishioners: WELCOME to our parish family!

Please call the rectory office at your earliest convenience.

~Established Parishioners:

Please let us know of any change of address or telephone number so that we may keep our records current. Families moving from the parish are asked to notify the rectory office.

Home and Hospital Visitations: Are done on a regular basis as well as the 1st Friday of the month. If someone is homebound or hospitalized, please call the rectory office.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays–3:00 to 3:45 PM

Sacrament of Baptism: Parents must be registered in the Parish. Please call the office at least 4 months before your child is due. Instruction is required and normally held on the 1st   Monday of each month. It is best to attend this class before the child’s birth. Baptism is normally celebrated in our Parish at the 9 AM Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month. Exceptions are made for unusual circumstances, with the pastor’s approval.

Sacrament of Marriage: Diocesan regulations require those couples planning marriage to contact the pastor at least twelve months prior to the desired date of the marriage and other wedding arrangements.

R.C.I.A. (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):

For those in need of baptism or completion of sacramental preparation. Please contact rectory.