St. John the Baptist Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.
A correction in the Catholic Life Magazine:
On page 30 of the March 2019 issue under Parish Lenten Meals it states
that St. John the Baptist, Edgar, will not have a meal on Good Friday.
St. John will have a Fish Fry every Friday of Lent including Good Friday. Sorry
for any confusion.
A change in daily Masses:
When school is closed, 8:15 am Mass will still take place. Please note that sidewalks and parking lot may not be shoveled and/or salted.
Our Lord teaches that prayer is a relationship and a vital necessity. And yet, many of us have difficulty committing to daily prayer. Follow Jesus into the desert this Lent and discover intimacy with God in this 6-week video-based study featuring Dr. Tim Gray with daily meditations in the participant’s guide. St. John the Baptist Parish will offer this series beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019, following the 9 am Mass. Child care will be available. Click here to register.
Lenten YouTube Videos
View the video of Bishop Callahan’s Lent message below.
Click here to read the text of Bishop Callahan’s message in his blog, “There Is a River”
View Fr. Brice Higginbotham, a great YouTuber priest with short, good videos below.
2019 Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday Weekend – Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Mass @ 4 pm
– Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Mass @ 9 am
Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Mass @ 7:00 pm
Good Friday Service, April 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Easter Vigil Mass, April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday – April 21, 2019 – Mass @ 7:00 am
– April 21, 2019 – Mass @ 9:00 am
Click here for information on the 2019 Spring Raffle, formerly named Palm Sunday Raffle.
St. John the Baptist Promotional Video, provided through support from the Diocese of La Crosse
Upcoming events at the parish and school and near by:
Wednesday, March 20: Italian Dinner sponsored by St. John School. Serving from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the church dining hall. Menu: Spaghetti, Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Desserts, Milk, Water, & Coffee. Adults (12 and older): $7.00, Children (5-11): $4.00, Preschool (under 5): Free, St. John Students: Free
Wednesday, March 20: Rosary @ 6:20 pm with Mass to follow.
Friday, March 22:
St. John the Baptist Lenten Fish & Shrimp Fry will be held every Friday during Lent in the church dining hall from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. Enjoy the great food and fellowship while supporting this wonderful fundraiser!
Sunday, March 24, Parish Lenten Study:
Following the 9:00 am Mass. The group will meet in the parish office building.
Wednesday, March 27: Rosary @ 6:20 pm with Mass to follow.
Wednesday, April 3: Living Stations of the Cross @ 7 pm.
Friday, April 5: First Friday Mass @ 8:15 am with Adoration & Benediction to follow.
Saturday, April 6: First Saturday – Exposition, Adoration, & Benediction 3:00-3:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 10: Rosary @ 6:20 pm with Mass to follow.
Friday, May 3: First Friday Mass @ 8:15 am with Adoration & Benediction to follow.
Saturday, May 4, 2019: First Holy Communion Mass will be on the first Saturday in May this year @ 4 pm.
Due to this change, there will be no First Saturday devotions for May.
For the 2019 St. John Parish & School Benefit Winners List, click here.
Current SCRIP form –SCRIPorderform.14January-24 March
SCRIP is available at the following locations and times:
Parish Office from 9 am – 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
and 9 am – 7:45 pm on Wednesday.
Berg Sales from 4 pm – 6 pm Monday – Friday
It will be there whenever the Parish Office is closed and Berg Sales is open.
After the 4 pm Saturday and 9 am Sunday weekend Masses at St. John the Baptist Parish
If you have any questions call the parish office at 715-352-3011.
For the complete list of available SCRIP go to: shopwithscrip.com. Click on “Retailers” from the choices on the top of the page. On the left side of the screen you will see a big red box titled “Shopping Categories.” Under that is a blue tab to download the complete list of retailers available.