Welcome to St. John the Baptist Parish & School in Edgar, Wisconsin.



Mass times for Thanksgiving:
Wednesday, November 27 @ 7:00 PM at Holy Family
Thanksgiving Day, November 28 @ 9:00 AM at St. John the Baptist


St. John the Baptist Parish Office will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 27,
through Friday, November 29, and will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2019.
SCRIP will be sold all day at Berg Sales on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. No SCRIP sales on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 29, as Berg Sales and St. John Parish Offices will be closed.


St. John the Baptist Parish is seeking a full-time custodian for the parish. For complete details and contact information, click this link: Custodian Position

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: December 9, 2019
Since December 8, 2019, is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9, 2019. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer. The Optional Memorial of Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, December 9, is omitted this year. (USCCB)


All Saints and All Souls Catholic Customs 2019


The annual SCRIP challenge has begun!   Beginning November 4th, for every $25.00 of SCRIP purchased, you will receive a FREE entry into our weekly drawings.  Click on the following link to the flyer to learn more:  SCRIP challenge

SCRIP Challenge Winners:
Week 1: Michelle Murkowski
Week 2: Dawn Syring               

Welcome to our newest vendor, Edgar Family Restaurant, located just off of HWY 29 at the Edgar exit.  We will carry $10 and $25 gift certificates.  Special orders available upon request.

Thank you for your patronage!


Current Fundraisers

Seroogy’s – It’s Seroogy’s time! The Seroogy’s fundraiser is back with the following flavors available (as of October 25):

Almond Meltaway  🍫  Chocolate Crisp Meltaway  🍫  Chocolate Meltaway  🍫  Mint Meltaway
Mocha Meltaway  🍫  Pure Milk Chocolate  🍫  Shock Rock Meltaway

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)

Seroogy’s Candy Bars Update!!
Starting Saturday, November 30-Christmas, we will have a Seroogy’s Candy Bars Advent Special.  4 bars for $5.00.

Remaining varieties are:
Pure Milk Chocolate (limited quantity)
Shock Rock (limited quantity)
Chocolate Melt Away
Mint (limited quantity)


Thank you for your support of this fundraiser!


23 of October, Bishop William Callahan’s letter to the faithful regarding Child Sexual Abuse Policy and Procedures of the Diocese of La Crosse

The Revised Green Book: Child Sexual Abuse Policy and Procedures of the Diocese of La Crosse.

Why Do Catholics Baptize Babies

Safe Haven 

TWL-October Newsletter-Having Necessary Conversations About Human Sexuality

TWL-Newsletter-Physical Maturity Boundaries

Relevant Radio and the Memorare Prayer for the safety of all unborn children


Upcoming events at the parish and school and nearby:

Scholastic Book Fair – Fall 2019:
We would like to invite you to our Scholastic Book Fair! See the listing of all available shopping times below:

Scholastic Book Fair Schedule


Friday, 11/22

Starting at 4:00 and open during Friday Fish Fry

Saturday, 11/23

During the Holiday Extravaganza & after 4:00 Mass

Sunday, 11/24 

After 9:00 Mass

Anytime 11/13-11/26

Online at  Scholastic Book Fair – St. John School

Student Promotions for the Book Fair:

2019 Fall Theme: Arctic Adventure

All book fair preview videos are available on this website:
2019 Scholastic Book Fair Previews!

There is an online version of the “What’s New!” flyer available:
Fall 2019 – “What’s New” Flyer

All students can make wish lists of titles they are interested in!
Student Wish Lists

*DVD of videos as well as print copies of all above materials will be delivered to school.*


PCCW Christmas Bazaar: Friday, November 22:
Join us for this popular annual event from 4 pm to 7:30 pm in the church dining hall. The event features            St. John’s Fish & Shrimp Fry, PCCW Raffle, Bake Sale, and the Scholastic Book Fair. Hope to see you there!


St. John the Baptist Holiday Extravaganza
Craft & Vendor Show: Saturday, November 23:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the church dining hall. Many vendors and the Scholastic Book Fair!
Register for Door Prize. Enjoy cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice, and hot cocoa available 9 am to Noon.
All proceeds will benefit the 
St. John Home & School Association.


Advent Confession Sunday, December 1, 2019 at these area parishes:
St. Anthony, Athens – 1 PM;
Holy Family, Poniatowski – 4 PM;
St. Mary, Marathon – 7 PM


GIVEN: Unveiling the Mystery of Marriage Retreat (view poster):
Marriage enrichment retreat for all couples. Practical. Christ-centered. Sacramental.
This half-day retreat will be offered at Mary, Mother of the Church, La Crosse, on January 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, and at St. Therese Church, Rothschild, on February 8, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Cost: $25 for engaged couples; $40 for dating & married couples.
For more information, contact Dan Kitzhaber at the Diocesan Office for Marriage & Family Life at dkitzhaber@diolc.org. Click here to register.

Men’s Renewal Retreat
What does it mean to “be a man of the cross”? Find out by joining us for a one-day retreat focusing on practical ways to daily live out the Gospel call to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. We’ll receive great insights from Deacon Ralph Poyo, who was a favorite speaker from the fall Men of the Cross Conference, to embrace our crosses and learn of ways to become the man, father, husband, son that God intended.


When: February 15, 9am– 3pm

Where: St. John the Baptist Parish, 201 W Blodgett St, Marshfield, WI

Cost: $25/person (Includes morning snack and lunch) – $30 at the door

For more information and to register, go to: http://menofthecross.org/



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