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

Dear Members, Parishioners and Friends,

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the State of Rhode Island have begun to relax the COVID-19 restrictions and begin the full reopening process; so too will our Church.  No longer will the Faithful be required to make a reservation or sign in to attend the Holy Liturgy; the Church is open at full capacity 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 is strongly recommended for everyone to continue to wear a mask in Church.
  3. We ask that you keep 3’ of spacing while seated or standing during the Holy Liturgy; this doesn’t pertain to those from the same family or household.
  4. The Holy Bread (Anafura) will continue to be distributed in sealed plastic bags throughout this year.
  5. The Church Hall will be available for Coffee Hours only following a Memorial service.  For any planned Memorial services; please contact Father Onisie or Georgeta Gassey to reserve the date.

Thank You to everyone for your patience and cooperation over the last 15 months to keep everyone safe.  We’re getting there and hope and pray that things continue to get better; we still need to remain cautious and diligent to protect our Parishioners at all times.

Thank You and God Bless!

Father Onisie and the 2021 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.

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