ST. John the Baptist Parish News & Events

Parish news & events

Save-the-Date for these events:

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

Thursday, October 24, 2019 Organ Concert Series Part 1

Saturday, October 26, 2019 Knights of Columbus Host 'A Night in New Orleans'

Saturday, November 9, 2019 The Well: A Night of Praise in Adoration

Thursday, November 14, 2019 Fr. Dosh Speaker Series - Bishop Peter Christensen

Friday, December 13, 2019 Organ Concert Series Part 2


Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
Saturday, October 19th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

St. John’s is hosting the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima on Saturday, October 19th. This historic image of Our Lady of Fatima has been traveling worldwide since 1947, when it set forth from Fatima to bring Our Lady’s message of hope and peace to a world in need. 

The statue was blessed by the Bishop of Fatima who prayed that Our Lady’s presence would accompany the statue on her travels. In 1952, it was blessed by Pope Pius XII, who commented:  “In 1946, I crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the following year, through the Pilgrim Virgin, she set forth as though to claim her dominion, and the favors she performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe what we are seeing with our eyes.” 

The statue has visited 100 countries, including Russia and China, and is primarily how the message of Fatima spread throughout the world. Hundreds of favors and graces, including cures, and countless conversions are associated with the image. The presence of this special statue, sculpted by José Thedim based on Sister Lucia's description of her encounters with Our Lady, is a great gift to our community.

Please join us that day to hear the story of Fatima, pray with us and allow Our Lady to bring the graces of Fatima to all who might not ever be able to make a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal.

5:00 pm Mass
6:15 pm Informative talk, Rosary, Consecration and Veneration
8:00 pm Statue leaves

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Concert Series
Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm

Join us for our inaugural concert on October 24th for an evening you won't want to miss. Light reception to follow.

Inaugural Concert - My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord
Directed by Dr. Jacob Benda

Featuring music by Cesar Franck, Ola Gjeilo, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Tomaso Vitali and more.
Dr. Marion Judish, violin
Professor of Violin and Viola, St. Cloud State University
Jenya Trubnikava, piano
David Davis, saxophone
St. John the Baptist Parish Choir and guest vocalists

The Knights of Columbus host A Night in New Orleans
Saturday, October 26th from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Knights of Columbus has a limited number of tickets for this year's Catholic Schools Grant fundraiser. Only 500 sweepstakes tickets and 170 dinner tickets are available. Our Grand Buffet Dinner will again include multiple main entrees, appetizers, and beverages.  There will be live dance and vocal music, games, special desserts, silent and live auction items, as well as the big Sweepstakes drawing, totaling over $6000 in giveaways.  Again this year, you may choose your table seating along one of the finest avenues New Orleans North has to offer.  

The recommended donation for a sweepstakes ticket is $25 each, or 5 for $100.  Dinner tickets are $35 each or two for $60.  Early Bird prizes are being awarded to early dinner and sweepstakes ticket holders.  Both tickets are being offered before and after weekend Masses. 

Come join us for a great time and a great cause.  All proceeds go to the Knights of Columbus School Grant Fund, annually distributing $10,000 to parish youth attending Catholic schools in grades K-12.

Register here

The Well: A Night of Praise in Adoration
Saturday, November 9th 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Join us - all who are thirsty. Refresh your soul in prayer and adoration We will have a simple supper in the Gathering Place following the 5 pm Mass. Then adoration will begin in the church at 7 pm. Praise and worship will be led by the group ‘In the Name Worship’

No cost to attend. No registration required. Please bring a friend for a night of uplifting praise to our Lord!

"The water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" ~ John 4:14