ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST- GILDEHAUS
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.
We have several upcoming Fall events! The three largest follow:
Even if you cannot attend the event, please consider making a donation to the Hall Family. Email: email@example.com for more information or to register.
*Ribs are ordered by the number of Racks you wish. Since it is unknown how many pounds each Rack will be, your total will be calculated after the total Rack of Ribs are weighed. The cost of each pound, when ordering a Rack of Ribs is only $3.50 per pound.
You must pickup your pre-order on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Parish Center/Gym.
If you are unable to pickup your order during that time, or just have more questions, call/text Zach Straatmann at 314-808-2032.
All orders must be placed (via dropping the order form in the Collection Basket at Mass or contacting Zach Straatmann by Sunday, OCTOBER 17th.
See the order form below:
In order to RSVP just order your supplies at www.mommysdesignfarm.com. When you checkout, please select “St. John’s Fundraiser” as your party, so everything will be there for the day of the party on Sunday, October 17th starting at 1:00pm.
See the flyer below for more details on this party!
Please use CAUTION when entering and exiting the church as construction is ongoing.
*Note: The “Rectory Chapel” is the first room on the right as you enter the Rectory from the front door.
If you must wear a mask because you are not vaccinated, you must continue to wear it throughout the entirety of the Mass with the only exception being receiving of the Eucharist.
Even though masks are only mandated for those who are not vaccinated, you may still wear a mask, if you wish, even if you are vaccinated.
Saturday Mass: 6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass Times: 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.
Please Join Us!
Our Pastor: Fr. Tim Foy
Our Deacons: Deacon Randy Smith Deacon Randy Maune
SEE WHAT WE OFFER:
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.