Pray for the ill and for those who have asked for prayers. Please pray for:Barb Pfister Shannon, Terry Keaveny, Leo Althoff, Aimee DeVries, Denny Christopher, Tammy Goerger, Dan Humphrey, Mary Hill, Romelle Oster family, Jordan Steffens, Richard Loberg, Jacob Petermann, Sammy Sturdevant, Sue Geiger, Dorothy Jorgenson, Sr. Rose Celeste, Kristi Dreher, Jane West, Jean Zimmel, Danielle Jenny, MaryAnn Althoff, Jim Karl family, Rhyland Kohlhase, Sabrina Metz, Nadine Steiner, Chris Olsen, Mary Hipp, Thor Uran, Charles Pogemiller, John Barrett, Adly Francesca Jaehning, Don Eichhorn, Helen Hanson, Adriana Adelman, Tim Vetter, Susan Johnson, Gary Abel, JoAnne Whicker, Denise Lahn, Doug Loeks, Wayne Krump, Arlo Safratowich, Rita Mauch, Kathy McKinnon, Julie Heying, Gregory Waite, Diane Shorma, Debbie Flanders, Cindy Packard, Sophia Geray, John Miesen, Ardel Kressin, Agnes Railing, Marilyn Basore, Mary Busta, James Parow, Dawson Wienbar, Shawn Wieser and Matthew Wieser. Praying for the sick is a Corporal Work of Mercy for us all. Please notify our of fice if a name needs to be listed or removed.

                        Happy Father’s Day!

On Sunday, June 24th a farewell to Fr. Parks breakfast, provided by the Knights of Columbus, will be held after all the morning Masses. Please stop by to wish Fr. Parks well as he leaves for his assignment in Jamestown.

Summer Parish Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am - 12 noon

K.C. Awards Banquet June 19th at 6:00 pm. Pot Luck supper with K.C.’s providing the meat.

Soon to be Married: Please pray for the couple who is to be married at St. John’s in the next few weeks
          June 29th - Ashley Hasbargen and Tom Lachowitzer

On June 30th there will be a benefit for Jacob Petermann. Many activities will be held at the Eagles and a basketball tournament here at St. John’s. If you are available to volunteer that day please contact Melissa at the parish office or by email

Moms: You are constantly giving. Your time, labor, attention. Motherhood is a vocation that is a total gift of self. What about a little gift for you that would help nourish you and your vocation? Momnipotent: Finding peace, Balance, & Joy in Your vocation as a Mother is an 8 part small group bible study. Completely flexible with online as well as meeting times. Day or evening. Please call Jessica Douglas at 701-202-9253 or Michelle at the parish office. See previews at

Are you would be willing to help? To Set up, serve, clean up or provide food to your neighbors when they have a funeral or if you would be willing to be part of a neighborhood group to serve for parish events. If interested, please call the Parish Office.

Did you know? We have a parish library located in the East Room. Please feel free to check out any books or videos available.

SJS School News
Attention all parishioners! Registration for the 2018-2019 school has begun. If you know a family who is moving to town or contemplating where their children will attend school, please invite them to consider St. John’s School. Your personal contact could be the invitation they are waiting for. All faith denominations are welcome at St. John’s School. Our doors are always open for a tour. Please call 642-6116 for any questions.
Don’t forget to keep saving your BoxTops, and Our Family labels. We are able to get many great things for our classrooms with the points earned in these programs. Thank you for your continued support of our school.
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!

SJ Youth News
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Men of St. John’s: We would like to offer St. Joseph’s Workshops for the boys of our parish this summer. We are looking for men willing to share a project/talent or time. Please contact Melissa or Michelle.
Watch for summer events!.

Prayer Chain: If anyone has a prayer request, please call Lorraine Wieser at 642-5062 to start the prayer chain.

St. John’s Parish has Online Giving. We are so grateful for all who contribute to our parish and for all who would like to lend their regular support. If you would be willing to start making use of this service, check out the link on our parish website - and click our Online Giving link. When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account and you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays! If you have any questions contact Pat or Betsy in the parish office. A great way to remember St. John’s Church when you are away from home!

Happenings at St. Johns...
Monday, June 18th
      No Bible Study
Tuesday, June 19th
      4:15 pm Patriotic Rosary
      6:00 pm KC Awards banquet / potluck
Thursday, June 21st
      1:00 pm Tea with Mary
      3:15 Women’s Cursillo Group
Sunday, June 24th
      Farewell to Fr. Parks - KC’’s serving breakfast after morning Masses

And Around the Area...
June 12th - 21st
      Saint John’s Bible public viewing at St. Catherine’s Living Center.
Thursday, June 21st
      4:00 - 6:00 pm Farewell to Kristi Bivens at St. Mary’’s School cafeteria
Sunday, June 24th
      12:30 pm Rural Life Celebration - Harvey, North Dakota
June 22nd - 24th
      Beginning Experience Weekend at Hankinson Retreat Center

A Beginning Experience Weekend will be held June 22 - 24, 2018 at Hankinson Retreat Center. “Beginning Experience” is a support program offered by the Catholic Church and open to divorced, widowed, and separated persons of all Faiths, or no Faith. See the flyer on the bulletin board. For more information contact Matt Tedrick (701-541-6095) or Marlene Wilde (218-998-4300) and/or the website

“Let the Saints Come In”: This summer the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Department is offering two new retreats for students ages 13 - 17 that are gender specific. The retreat for young women will be held from July 18th - 21st, the young men’s retreat will be held from July 22nd - 25th. The uniqueness of these retreats is that young adults will be creating and running these retreats. A priest will be attending each retreat to give a talk, to have Mass each day and to be available for reconciliation! The cost is $150 / student. Scholarships are available for those in financial need. The retreats will be held at the Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen Convent in Hankinson. Deadline to register will be Monday, June 18th.

World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland: Join in the Diocese of Fargo pilgrimage to Ireland for World Meeting of Families. The trip will be August 16th – 27th, 2018, will include visits to historic sites in Ireland, including the gravesite of Fr. Peter Hughes, and culminate in the World Meeting of Families conference. (Pope Francis has not yet confirmed, but the pope has traditionally attended the Festival
of Families
and celebrated the closing Mass.) For more information, visit

Opportunity to see Matthew Kelly from Dynamic Catholic live.September 29th: Matthew will present “Living every Day with Passion & Purpose”” from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium. For more information or to Buy your tickets for this inspiring event, go to

Youth called to March for Life! Only 10 spots left! Registration now open! Youth in grades 9 - 12 from across the Diocese of Fargo are invited to pilgrimage to the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 18, 2019. The pilgrimage will begin in Fargo on January 14th and return January 20th. Fr. Greg Haman will be our spiritual director.In addition to participating in the March for Life and Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, youth will also travel to Emittsburg, MD to visit the Mother Seton Shrine and Gettysburg, PA, and tour the sights of Washington, D.C. The cost for the 7-day pilgrimage is $850 and includes air and ground travel, lodging, meals and tour fees. Registration closes October 15th, space is limited so register early! To obtain a registration form contact Rachelle at 701-356-7910, e-mail: or go to:

Calling all young adults ages 18 and older to the next World Youth Day pilgrimage which will be held in Panama City from January 20th - 28th, 2019. It is not too early to begin planning. Hop on board and join the Diocese of Fargo Youth and Young Adult Ministry Department for a trip to Panama City. Current price is $3,550 but could come down depending on airline ticket price and World Youth Day fees. Please contact Kathy at 701-356-7902 for a brochure and for questions regarding this World Youth Day tour. Deadline to register is November 15, 2017 with a filled out application and $1,000 deposit per person traveling.

Catholic Charities Counselor: To schedule an appointment at St. John’s in Wahpeton with Jennifer Anderson, counselor with Catholic Charities, please call 1-800-450-4457.

VA Counselor: The Department of Veterans Affairs counselor will be on hand at the Richland County Courthouse every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The Vet Center is completely free and confidential. For more information about Vet Center services or to schedule an appointment, call 701-237-0942, or visit

Abortions are being performed every Wednesday in Fargo at the Red River Women’s Clinic on First Avenue. Become part of the prayer chain that receives a telephone call on the day/days abortions are being performed at this abortion facility. This alert encourages people to pray at the abortion facility or/and in their homes on days abortions are taking place. For more information or to join the prayer chain contact the Pregnancy Help center at 701-356-7979 or 701-284-6601 or go to

Click on the following website,, to watch “I Lived on Parker Avenue”. It is a heart warming story, in this new pro-adoption documentary, law student David Scotton travels to meet his birth mother, who fled an abortion facility, gave birth and let him be adopted by a stable family

Daily Mass cancellation or change: If you would like to sign up for an e-mail list that would let you know when daily Mass is cancelled or changed, please sign up at the hospitality desk or office . Funerals: To support our parish family in its grief, regular daily Mass, whenever possible will be transferred to the hour of the funeral.

Trouble Hearing at Mass? During Mass we have assisted hearing devices available for those individuals with hearing issues. We have had a positive response to the hearing devices. We have 4 receivers to be checked out for use at any Mass. If you have any questions with regards to the hearing devices, please contact the parish office. If you find this assisted listening device helpful and would like to purchase your own unit, please contact the parish office.

Need Transportation to Mass: The parish would like to offer transportation to mass for anyone who may need a ride . Please contact the parish office if you need a ride to mass.

Hospitalization and Your Pastor: Your pastors want to visit you when you or someone you love is hospitalized. Due to federal privacy laws, however, no one from the hospital automatically notifies us that you are there. In spite of everyone’s best intentions, it is also possible that we are not notified of your wishes even if you have signed a release or have given verbal permission. The surest way for us to be notified is for you personally or someone who loves you to notify us. Any Catholic in an acute medical state should be anointed with the Sacrament of the Sick by a priest as soon as possible. If someone is dying, a priest should be called for the Church’s Rites especially if death is near and before death occurs. If death has already occurred, a priest should still be called. (Office: 642-6982 Residence: 642-4985)