St. John the Baptist
Romanian Orthodox Church
501 East School St, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Annual Icon Auction
This year the Parish Council has decided to conduct the Annual Icon Auction as it has been done in the last two years.

There are 49 Icons Icon List and we will continue to honor the prices bid the last 2-years.  The Icons will be reserved for the original bidders to take it home for 40-days starting on January 15, 2023.  If you did not participate in the past and wish to participate this year, you can donate the same amount as the original bidder and will be able to take the Icon home when it is received back at the Church after the first 40-days.

Donations towards any Icon ($25, $50 etc.) are accepted as well.  We encourage your participation and hope that you will consider bidding on an Icon or donating towards an Icon to be bestowed the blessings of that particular Saint (s).

The Icon Auction has been a unique tradition of our Church, an important Fundraiser towards the Annual Budget.  The goal for this year is to raise $5,500.

To reserve your Icon(s) please contact Georgeta Gassey at: or Prsa. Anca Morar at:

We Thank You for your participation and hope and pray for a Happy and Healthy 2023 for all.

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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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
For informations about Religious Services Call


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.