SCRIP Sales have resumed school-year scheduling and will be sold from 9 AM to 7 PM on Wednesdays at the parish office. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will remain the same as before with SCRIP available at the parish office from 9 AM to 4 PM and at Berg Sales after 4 PM.
Thank you for your patronage!
Seroogy’s – It’s Seroogy’s time! The Seroogy’s fundraiser is back with nine flavors available:
Almond Meltaway 🍫 Chocolate Crisp Meltaway 🍫 Chocolate Meltaway 🍫 Mint Meltaway
Mocha Meltaway 🍫 Peanut Butter Crisp Meltaway 🍫 Pure Dark Chocolate
Shock Rock Meltaway 🍫 Pure Milk Chocolate
Bars at $1.50 each. Boxes at $72.00 each. Boxes are available by a single flavor, as a prepackaged assortment, or can be packaged to your needs. Contact the Parish Office to make special arrangements (715-352-3011).
Stop by the Parish Office, Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm to purchase your Seroogy’s. Seroogy’s will also be sold at:
** Berg Sales (Edgar) during regular business hours
** after weekend Masses at St. John the Baptist (Edgar)
** after weekend Masses at Holy Family (Poniatowski)
Thank you for your support of this fundraiser!
Wreath Sale – Friday, October 4 kicked off the annual Wreath Sale. Order forms are due by Friday, October 25. All orders must be prepaid; checks can be made out to “St. John the Baptist”. Proceeds from this fundraiser support St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
Wreaths will be delivered Saturday, November 16. Families can pick up their order from Father Tom’s garage either
- Saturday, November 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (before Mass)
- Saturday, November 16 after the 4:00 pm Mass
- Sunday, November 17 after the 9:00 am Mass
If you have questions on this fundraiser, please contact the Parish Office (715-352-3011).
Respect Life Month – High School Pro-Life Letter/Video Contest
The Diocese of La Crosse is sponsoring a High School Pro-Life Contest. Students who want to participate are asked to first watch the pro-life movie Unplanned about Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood clinic director whose conversion is told in the movie. Then they are to imagine they are either (a) writing a letter, or (b) speaking to Abby Johnson (so the two categories of the contest are either written letters or video recordings). They tell Abby:
What affected them most powerfully from the movie
How they think Unplanned gives hope to the pro-life movement
What they would want to share with a friend who is not sure what to think about abortion
Some specific way they are committed to becoming a pro-life witness in the world.
Entries must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2019. Prizes in each category will be a free trip on the diocesan Pilgrimage for Life to Washington, D.C., January 22-26, 2020 (first prize), or a free trip to the Chicago March for Life on January 11, 2020 (second prize). See the diocesan website (www.diolc.org/respect-life) for complete details or click here for contest instructions.
Upcoming events at the parish and school and nearby:
Thursday, October 17, 2019: End of Life Issues from a Catholic Perspective, a FREE workshop for everyone, sponsored by Catholic United Financial, will be held at St. John the Baptist Church at 6 PM. Featured speakers are Deacon Greg Kaiser and Bob Heuermann (Foundation Director for Catholic United Financial). Join us for this important discussion for seniors and their family members. Text “workshop” to 1-800-568-6670 on your smart phone to save your seat. For more information, click here for the flyer.
Men of the Cross, Catholic Men’s Conference, Saturday, October 26, 2019: This year’s conference for fathers and sons titled The Father’s Way: The Way, the Truth, and the Life will be held at Aquinas High School, 315 11th Street South, La Crosse, WI. Click here for flyer and registration form or register today at: menofthecross.org
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Sunday, November 3, 2019:
Join us for Sunday morning breakfast from 8 AM to 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Church Dining Hall. Menu: Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Milk, Orange Juice, and Coffee. Pies available to purchase.
Children (age 6 to 11): $4.00
Preschool (age 5 & under): Free
St. John School Students: Free
Proceeds to benefit St. John the Baptist Catholic School. View poster here.
Register now for the 2019 Women of Christ Conference:
The 11th Annual Women of Christ Conference will be held November 9, 2019 at Washington County Fair Park, West Bend. Come and See, He Delights in you is the theme. Conference concludes with 4:00 PM Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. Outstanding speakers include Bishop Donald Hying, Steve Ray, Kimberly Hahn, and Derya Little. Confession and Adoration available all day. Group (5 or more) and online discounts apply.
Click here to register: womenofchrist.net Phone: 262-384-8414 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Land Pilgrimage
Join Father Jim Trempe and Father Woody Pace on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 5-15, 2019. Walk where Jesus walked. Trip includes flights, from Chicago, all breakfasts & dinners, all tours and taxes, full-time tour guide, 4-star hotel. Fully Catholic with daily Mass & MORE. $3,599 based on double occupancy. For more details contact Julie Studinski 715-340-4846 or email email@example.com
Click here to view the brochure for this pilgrimage.