It doesn’t matter how long its been since you have been to Mass. At St. John the Baptist you are always welcome and invited to encounter Jesus in the Mass. “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” - John 6:35Holy Days of obligation
Mondays at 8:00 am
Tuesdays at 8:00 am
Thursdays at 8:00 am
HOW LONG IS MASS:
Typically a weekend Mass takes about one hour. A weekday Mass is typically 30 minutes.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON?
Breaking Bread missalettes are available in each pew and serve as a guide to the order of the Mass.
DO I NEED TO GIVE TO COLLECTION?
The collection taken at Mass is used to support the operations of the parish, school and support its many ministries. We do not ask guests to give at Mass, but we appreciate your generosity.
HOW DO I HAVE A MASS OFFERED FOR A LOVED ONE?
The practice of offering Masses for others, living or deceased, is a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church. When we face the death of someone, even a person who is not Catholic, to have a Mass offered for the repose of their soul and to offer our prayers is beneficial and comforting. Mass intentions at St. John the Baptist are scheduled on an ongoing basis up to one year in advance. Contact the parish office at 920-892-4006 to schedule a Mass intention. The stipend offering for a Mass Intention is $10.
DO I HAVE TO SHAKE HANDS WITH PEOPLE?
After praying the Lord’s Prayer - the Our Father, we exchange a sign of peace - usually a handshake. If you are not comfortable with this gesture don’t feel obligated to participate, or simply offer a nod and a wave.
CAN I RECEIVE COMMUNION?
As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united do not receive Holy Communion. All are welcome to come forward during Communion. If you are not receiving communion please place your hands across your chest when you come forward, and you will receive a blessing instead of Communion.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS FOR MASS?
There is no dress code for proper attire when attending Mass. Dressing for Mass is simply a matter of showing proper respect, not only for God, but for others around you. You will find people dressed in shorts and t-shirts as well as suits and dresses.