Name of Church St. John the Baptist

Address 3883 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Phone number 626-960-2795



Worship Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m., 6:30 & 8 p.m. (Spanish) Sunday, 5 a.m. (Spanish, first Sunday of the month), 7 a.m. (Spanish), 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Spanish), 1 p.m. (English and Tagalog), 2:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. (Spanish). Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. (Spanish) and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7 a.m. First Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.

Confessions Monday – Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. Ismael Robles, administrator. Fr. Juan Manuel Gutierrez and Fr. Emmanuel Sylvester, associate priests. Fr. Jude Uche and Fr. Jerry Gutierrez, in residence. Fr. Robles is from Mexico, although he grew up in Los Angeles. He was ordained in 2013; he describes his role as a priest as “being a bridge connecting people to Christ and Christ to people, to be an instrument of healing, to be a prophetic voice, to be a man of prayer, to challenge and encourage others to grow in holiness, and to serve humbly the people of God.”

School Yes, TK-8.

Special parish groups and events Nighttime adoration, Bible study, Communion for the Sick, Divine Mercy, Filipino Ministry, Handmaids of the Lord, Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, Metanoia, St. Vincent de Paul, young adults group.

Fellow parishioners This is a largely Hispanic parish with a significant number of Filipino members.

Parking Large lot in the rear and to the side of the church.

Acoustics Good.

Additional observations This is a large parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, San Gabriel region. The majority of their Masses are in Spanish and the priests are Latino. It is a pious community, with a strong Eucharistic and Marian focus. The parish was established in 1946, one of the last established by Archbishop John Cantwell before his death the following year. It is the only Catholic church in Baldwin Park (the city is named for a landowner, “Lucky” Baldwin, who once owned 63,000 acres of the San Gabriel Valley).