Frequently asked questions
I am getting married. What do I need to do?
Contact Father at least six months before your wedding. Couples are required to take an “Enrichment Program of the Engaged.” Both parties will need certificates of Baptism and Confirmation. View Marriage Planning and Preparation Guidelines.
How do I arrange for my child’s baptism?
Contact the parish office at (920) 892-4006 to schedule a baptism. Baptisms are typically celebrated following the 9:30 AM Sunday Mass. Couples attend a 45-minute Baptism Preparation Class.
How do I arrange for a funeral?
Father will meet with you and the funeral director of your choice. Together you will plan the funeral. Contact Father at (920) 892-4006.
How do I join St. John the Baptist?
We welcome you and look forward to the opportunity to meet you and register you as a member of our parish family. Please complete the confidential parish registration form and return it to the parish office.
Are there “membership” dues?
At St. John the Baptist we consider ourselves as being a part of a parish family. As a member of a family, we know our obligation to contribute to its upkeep. Each member decides with his/her God what is their appropriate response for His Blessings in their lives.
How do I become Catholic?
The Church has established the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) for those who have been called to become a Catholic. Contact the parish office at (920) 892-4006 for more information.
What types of clubs/groups do you have?
A wide variety of programs are available, including: sports activities, service, charity, education and ministry oriented programs. View our parish ministry guide or call the parish office at (920) 892-4006 to inquire about your particular area of interest.
Do you offer daily Mass?
Weekday Mass is offered on Monday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 am. View the bulletin for our full Mass schedule. We look forward to having you join in the celebration.
When is the Sacrament of Reconciliation celebrated?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9:30-11:00 am. Father is also available for private confessions by appointment. Call our parish office at (920) 892-4006 to schedule a private confession.
How do I have a Mass offered for a loved one?
Contact the parish office at (920) 892-4006 to schedule a Mass intention. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the customary stipend offering is $10.
Frequently asked questions
What are the directions to the school?
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is located at 116 Pleasant Street in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Take Highway 23 to the Highway 67 exit. Go south on Highway 67 to Mill Street. Turn right (west) on to Mill Street. Take Mill Street two blocks to the top of the hill, turn right on to Pleasant Street.
What are school hours and dismissal times?
School begins at 7:35 am. Dismissal is at 2:35 pm. Safety of the children after school is the parent/caregivers responsibility and students are expected to leave for home with their parent/caregiver immediately following dismissal. For the safety of our students, children whose parent/caregiver are not on the playground with them when the final bell rings (approximately 7 minutes after the dismissal bell) will be expected to come into the school building and wait to be picked up inside the building.
How many students are enrolled at SJB?
There are 124 students enrolled at St. John the Baptist for the 2022 - 2023 school year with classes from 3 and 4-year-old Early Childhood through 8th Grade.
What is your dress code?
St. John the Baptist School takes pride in its long tradition of excellence. The attire of our students reflects both personal and school pride and fosters an environment that is appropriate for an academic environment. Student clothing should always be neat, clean, and free of tears, frays, or holes and should fit well. Parents/Guardians are the best judges of the appropriateness of clothing and should monitor clothing daily. The school principal will make the final determination on the appropriateness of clothing and will approve or disapprove any item not addressed in the dress code. The dress code is outlined in our SJB Parent Handbook.
How do I find out about school closings and emergencies?
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School follows the decision of the Plymouth School District in regard to school closings due to severe weather. Please visit the Plymouth Joint School District Website, or listen to local radio and television broadcasts for school closing information. View Inclement Weather Policy
How do I find out about in-service days and vacations?
Visit our calendar for the most up-to-date information on in-service days and vacations.
What if my child becomes ill at school?
In case of an illness or an injury, the child will be cared for temporarily in the Health Room by a volunteer or staff member. Parents will be contacted to come and pick up the child. An updated emergency card must be on file in the school office. If a parent is unreachable and hospitalization is required, school officials will take needed action based on the authority of the parent signature/authorization on the student’s emergency card.
What if my child will be absent from school?
If your child is ill, please contact the school office (920)893-5961 prior to 9:30 am. When returning to school after an illness, a note must be brought from home, signed by the parent/guardian, stating the reason for the absence.
Are parents allowed to visit?
Yes, parents are welcome to visit the school. Please sign in at the office upon entering the school. We do ask that you do not interrupt the teaching going on in the classroom. If you are interested in discussing a matter with your child’s teacher or need to take your child out of the classroom, please contact the teacher or the school office to make the necessary arrangements.
How can parents become more involved?
St. John the Baptist School welcomes and encourages the involvement of parents and caregivers. To learn more about the Home and School Association and adult Involvement, visit our Get Involved page.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday and Thursday at 8:00 am, St. John the Baptist
Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 am, St. Thomas Aquinas
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday at 4:00 pm, St. John the Baptist
Saturday at 5:30 pm, St. Thomas Aquinas
Sunday at 8:00 am, St. Thomas Aquinas
Sunday at 9:30 am, St. John the Baptist
Ash Wednesday Mass, February 14
8:00 am and 6:00 pm St. John the Baptist
5:30 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas
Communal Penance Service with Private Confession
March 7, 6:00 pm at St. John the Baptist
Holy Thursday, March 28
7:00 pm (no 8 am) at St. John the Baptist
5:30 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas
Good Friday, March 29
12:30 pm at St. John the Baptist
2:30 pm (no 8 am) at St. Thomas Aquinas
Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, March 30
7:30 pm at St. John the Baptist
No Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas
Easter Sunday, March 31
8:00 am & 10:00 am at St. John the Baptist
8:00 am & 9:30 am at St. Thomas Aquinas
Sunday Television Mass
5:30 am FOX6 News Milwaukee
7:00 am WVTV/My24 - Channel 24
9:00 am WVTV/My24 - Channel 24
SUNDAY RADIO MASS
9:00 am Radio AM 920
Visit www.HeartoftheNation.org to view Mass online.
“Love and charity, are service, helping others, serving others. There are many people who spend their lives in this way, in the service of others… When you forget yourself and think of others, this is love! And with the washing of the feet the Lord teaches us to be servants, and above all, servants as He was a servant to us, for every one of us.” - Pope Francis (Jubilee Audience, March 12th, 2016)
When preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation, it is important to spend time going out into the world and being Christ to others. Prior to Confirmation, Faith Formation students complete thirty hours of service; at least 15 hours for the parish and 5 in the community. Beginning in 8th-grade students can begin recording community service hours.Current Service Opportunities & Log Form
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a liturgical experience that opens young children (ages 3-7) to hear and respond to God’s Word in ways that enable them to be nurtured and challenged, and to grow in knowledge of Scripture. Children meet as part of the 9:30 a.m. Mass every Sunday, September–May.
The Jubilation Choir has a 100-year plus history of enriching our parish worship through traditional, prayerful song. This friendly group always welcomes new members to be part of SJB’s musical tradition and heritage. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Sept.-May.
Celebrating its 30th year together, the Folk Choir includes over 35 vocalists and instrumentalists playing piano, guitar, viola, violin, flutes, accordion, mandolin, and percussion. Practices typically occur 1.5 hours prior to Mass and occasional Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m.
Parish and school youth are invited to share their musical gifts by participating in this music-rich, faith-based youth choir. Youth Choir offers opportunities for our youth to express and develop musical talents and carry these skills through adulthood.
The committee plans the liturgical environment and does the set-up and take-down per schedule according to the changing seasons and feasts of the liturgical year. Planning meetings are scheduled as needed with dates and set-up times sent out one month prior to each season.
The Society is for people just like you who desire to serve others as Jesus served. We need your talents, gifts and skills in various areas. Anyone who is willing to lend a hand is welcome to join. All we ask is that you donate some time in works of charity and for a regular meeting. Contact us for more information on how you can assist those in need in your community. Christ has just knocked on your door…
CONTACT: SVdP Outreach, 892-4913, firstname.lastname@example.org
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