Historic Catholic church in Utica says 'all are welcome'

Historic Old St. John's Church continues its 200 year celebration Friday – with students from Notre Dame. The elementary students filed into the church Friday morning.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 1:04 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- It's the oldest Catholic Church in the Syracuse Diocese and the fourth oldest Catholic Church in the state.

Historic Old St. John's Church continues its 200 year celebration Friday – with students from Notre Dame. The elementary students filed into the church Friday morning.

While the needs of the public might change over the years, over the course of the church's two-century history, one aspect that's remain unchanged is that the church welcomes all.

Any person, no matter what their background is welcome at Historic Old St. John's.

“We deal with all the population of the area. We were open to the immigrants that came back in the early 1800s and we still deal with immigrants today, especially the Spanish, and the Vietnamese and now from the South Sudan,” said Father John Buehler.

Historic Old St. John's Church celebrated 200 years for most of 2018... And this marks the culmination of that celebration.

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