St. John the Baptist
Romanian Orthodox Church
501 East School St, Woonsocket, RI 02895

SAVE THE DATE:  110 Church Anniversary - October 30, 2022

This year is a milestone anniversary for our Church; 110 years ago our Church was founded. 

This anniversary is marked with a Liturgical service that His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel and / or Bishop Andrei will be attending. 

We encourage everyone to plan to attend the Holy Liturgy at 10:00 AM and the Banquet. 

The Banquet will take place at the Coachmen’s Lodge 273 Wrentham Road in Bellingham, MA at 1:00 PM.  Please mark this date to celebrate this momentous occasion for our Church.

Special Announcement

We are taking collections to help the crisis in Ukraine. Donations can be made online by going to the “Donations” tab and "Ukrainian Help Fund"  Ukrainian Help Fund or at Church either cash or check - addressed to St. John the Baptist ROC.

All Churches in North America have been asked by our Episcopate to help our sister country in this desperate time of need.  The proceeds will be sent to our Episcopate and be directed by the Diocesan Chancery to the Romanian Orthodox dioceses who are already involved in helping the refugees.

Thank You and may God Bless and protect the people of Ukraine!

COVID-19 Guidelines
As CDC and the State of Rhode Island have relaxed the COVID-19 restrictions so will our Church, with a few minor guidelines:
    1. If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home.  The Church’s Liturgical services will be broadcast live on Facebook or through the Church’s website at for everyone to participate in.
    2. It's a personal choice if you want to continue to wear a mask in Church or not.
    3. The Holy Bread (Anafura) will continue to be distributed in sealed plastic bags until further notice.
    4. The Church Hall will be available for Coffee Hours following a Memorial service.  For any planned Memorial Services, please contact Father Onisie and Georgeta Gassey to reserve the date.

We reserve the right to update the guidelines based on any recommendations from the CDC or State of RI and will keep our community informed at all times.

Thank You and God Bless!

Father Onisie and the Parish Council

WELCOME to the web site of St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church.  On this site you will find information about our parish community and our programs and ministries. The Saint John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church is a parish under the jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.   We are located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and although we have a small community, we try to maintain and enforce our Orthodox traditions, as well as work towards parish growth. Our doors are always open to all people who want to learn our faith and grow in Orthodoxy.


BINE ATI VENIT pe site-ul Bisericii Ortodoxe Române Sfântul Ioan Botezatorul, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Sperăm că informaţia de faţă vă va face o impresie bună despre familia parohiei noastre, şi vă invităm să ne vizitaţi şi să vă alăturaţi nouă dacă sunteţi in căutarea unei case spirituale.  Uşile noastre sunt deschise tuturor - atât credincioşilor născuţi în America cât şi în România - care doresc să trăiască şi să înveţe Sfânta Credinţă Ortodoxă: Credinţa lăsată de Hristos apostolilor Lui, iar de la aceştia prin Biserică, peste veacuri, nouă astăzi

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You can reach Father Onisie Morar at:

401-766-3343 or for Emergencies: 401-527-7206 or e-mail him at

  Every Saturday 

 Vespers Services 7PM & Confessions for all who want to take Communion on  Sunday!!


Our Church

We are pleased to have you visit our web site. We hope that your visit will give you a glimpse of the Orthodox Church through the parish community of Saint John the Baptist Church Woonsocket.  We want to extend our sincere invitation to visit and worship with us.

From the Web Master
This site is updated frequently. Please let us know if you notice any errors, so that we can correct them. We are also very grateful for any suggestions as to how to make this site more informative.