Welcome to St. John’s!

Welcome to St. John the Baptist – Gildehaus Catholic Church and Parish.  The parish was founded over 175 years ago as a Jesuit Mission.  About 150 years ago, the church building was burned to the ground during the civil war.  The church was rebuilt and still stands today.  Modern conveniences have been added, of course, like electricity, an audio system, and an electric organ.  However, some of the old still remains…like an original beam that still supports the loft that you will notice as you enter the church.

Why “-Gildehaus”?  Why not just “St. John the Baptist”?  When St. John’s was founded over 175 years ago, all the land of the parish was donated by the Gildehaus family.  One condition of the donation was that their name be part of the parish name.  Hence, the -Gildehaus.

For more details about our history…click here.


Please do not forget your masks.  By order of Archbishop Rozanski…”Archbishop Rozanski mandates masks for the entirety of all public Masses with the exception of Holy Communion.” (

St. Louis Archdiocesan Annual Catholic Appeal, 2021

Need to Donate to the Archdiocesan Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), but Lost your card?  Click here to donate online.   Be sure and mention “St. John the Baptist – Gildehaus” in the “Comments” box.


 St. John’s is having it’s First Ever VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (aka VBS).  It is scheduled for June 21st-25th, 2021 from 5:45pm – 8:15pm.   Register here!

Save the Date and plan on joining us!  Details follow…

Interested in VolunteeringClick here for a fillable, Word document.  Click on the image above for an easy-to-print PDF version.  Or…you can even register online by going to our registration page, here. For questions or more details, you may contact Toni Hoffman at: or 314-323-6534.


Sunday Mass Times:  7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.       Please Join Us!

Our PastorFr. Tim Foy

Our Deacons:  Deacon Randy Smith      Deacon Randy Maune 



St. John’s also offers a school which prides itself on offering an education program for all faiths for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Parish School of Religion (PSR) is also offered for those who attend public school in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:45pm.