St. John the Baptist holds annual events that are open to parishioners and the community. These events bring together the SJB faith community and offer something for everyone.
The annual Blessing of the Animals occurs on or near the feast day of St. Francis. This event is held outdoors in the school parking lot. Parishioners are encouraged to bring their pets for a blessing from Father.
Every Friday during Lent a fish fry is held in the church hall. It is a fun time to meet friends and enjoy a meal. The fish dinner includes perch, parmesan noodles, coleslaw, rye bread, applesauce and a big dessert.
The concession stand is open during races held at the Road America race track in Elkhart Lake (only five miles from Plymouth). Volunteers sell to race fans and drivers from all over the country. It is always a good time to make new friends and enjoy the races.
This is an exciting evening allowing people to gather for a nice dinner and friendly competition bidding on great items at the silent auction. The auction is held every other year. A fun theme adds to the festivity.
Every year the parish participates in county-wide mission trips with other Catholic parishes. It is a wonderful opportunity for the youth of SJB to make new friends and see other parts of the country while serving those less fortunate. Mission trips usually last approximately one week and have included destinations such as: Denver, CO; New Orleans, LA; Virginia Beach, VA; Mobile, AL; Kearny, NJ; St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and building on the thrill of Christmas for the little ones, Santa comes to church to attend Mass and then have a big breakfast with the children. It is also possible to have a picture taken with the jolly fellow.
The SJB Christian Women Host an annual Holiday Craft Fair the first Saturday in November. It's a great opportunity to find hand-made crafts and other special gifts. In addition, a bake sale is held with all types of goodies. Rarely does anyone leave the craft fair/bake sale empty handed.
This annual event awards cash prizes to the lucky winners.
St. John the Baptist Parish
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