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.


St. John’s Annual Dinner/Dance Auction is going Virtual this year! 


Because of the coronavirus, the Dinner will be Drive-thru and the Auction will be Online.  For more details, click here!

St. John’s School is having an Open House during Catholic Schools Week…on Wednesday, February 3rd from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Appointments are required.  You may call the office at:  636-583-2392 or email:

 St. John’s is having it’s First Ever VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (aka VBS).  It is scheduled for June 21st-25th, 2021.

Save the Date and plan on joining us!  Details will follow.

Interested in helping to plan the event?  Join the Planning Committee.  Our next meeting is Thursday, February 4th at 7:00pm in the Music Room in the Parish Center.  If you would like more details, contact Toni Hoffman at: or 314-323-6534.

COMING SOON!  Our Infamous CHICKEN DINNERSunday, March 14th

Due to COVID, it will be Drive-Thru only this year.  Stay tuned for details!


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.