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.
Join us for a day to travel around to the local parishes to enjoy their beautiful Christmas decorations and traditions!
on Saturday, January 1st, 2022 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the following parishes:
On Saturday, January 29th at the 5:30pm Mass, Archbishop Rozanski will visit St. John’s to bless the new addition and “cut the ribbon” to officially celebrate the achievement…and give the glory to God. We look forward to seeing you there!
This tax-deductible registration/contribution supports The Helping Hands Community Outreach of St. John’s!
The registration and waiver forms are available for download below:
You may also pay online here: Polar Plunge 2022
*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.
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.