Pray for the ill and for those who have asked for prayers. Please pray for: Lindsey Wanek, Dale Mattson, Jonathan Perez, Dennis LaVoie, Terry Wieser, Casper Listopad, Bryan Gabel, Wayne Jelinek, Patrick Sawyer, Jeff McKinnon, Mary Meyer, Leo Althoff, Jane West, Tammy Goerger, Dan Humphrey, Mary Hill, Romelle Oster family, Jordan Steffens, Richard Loberg, Jacob Petermann, Sammy Sturdevant, Fr. Katanga, Dorothy Jorgenson, Sr. Rose Celeste, Kristi Dreher, Jean Zimmel, Danielle Jenny, MaryAnn Althoff, Jim Karl family, Rhyland Kohlhase, Sabrina Metz, Nadine Steiner, Chris Olsen, 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, 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.

Rest in Eternal Peace!
         † Valeria (Tootie) King, mother of Ev Schmit and Barb Myhra

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

Fr. Dale will be away from the parish on retreat until July 18th. Please keep him in your prayers.

St. Catherine’s Living Center is looking for volunteers to assist at their weekly Mass which is held at 10:45 am on Thursdays. Please call Jane Millikan at 701-642-6667 ext 244 if you would be able to assist at Mass.

Cemetery News:The Cemetery Committee would like to plant additional trees at Calvary Cemetery. The Cemetery Committee is asking for donations to purchase trees. If you are able to donate please bring your donations to the Parish Office or put in the Sunday collection. Thank you.

We have requests for teen and baby clothes, adult depends and food items. Blankets and pillows are also needed. Please drop off at Michelle’s office.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting our SCRIP program. Cards are available after weekend Masses or in the parish office during the week.

A summer book study has been set for the second Monday of July and August from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at St. John’s. Kristi Mahrer will lead the 3-part study on “Into His Likeness,”” be transformed as a disciple of Christ by Edward Sri. The June 10th book study was over Part 1, July 8th was over Part 2 and August 12th is over Part 3.

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.

Thank you to everyone who has been using our Online Giving. Parishioners who use the service are pleased with how easy it is to set up and manage. Please notice that our offering envelopes have a box which indicates “I’ve given online”, which you can use during offertory at Mass. Online Giving is very easy to use and requires no special knowledge. If you would like to sign up, please go to our parish website: and select Online Giving from the listing on the left. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the parish office at 642-6982.

Help Wanted: St. John’s Child Care Center is looking for fun, energetic people to join their staff. Full and Part-time needed. Must be 18 years or older. Call 701-642-4922 or stop in to fill out an application.

SJS School News
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!

Elementary Music Teacher: St. John’s School, Wahpeton, ND, has an opening for a half-time elementary music teacher beginning August 2019.Candidate must be licensed to teach in North Dakota. Please send letter of application, resume, and transcripts to:Attn:Renee Langenwalter, Principal, St. John’s School, 212 Dakota Avenue, Wahpeton, ND 58075 For more information call, 701-642-6116.

SJ Youth News
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!

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

Coming This Fall! A mini-retreat for men and women, “Prayer, The Great Spiritual Battle”, will be Sunday, October 20th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at St. John ‘s. Mark your calendars!

Happenings at St. John's
Monday, July 22nd
      10:00 am  Bible Study
Tuesday, July 23rd
      4:15 pm  Patriotic Rosary
Thursday, July 25th
      3:15 pm  Women’s Cursillo Group
Monday, August 12th
;     6:00 - 7:00 pm   Book study on “Into His Likeness” - Part 3

And Around the Area...
Monday, July 22nd
      5:00 pm  Ruby's Pop up Pantry at Inspiration Church, 1130 Main St. Breckenridge

St. Mary’s School in Breckenridge has a full time teaching position open for the 2019-2020 school year. Please send a letter of interest, resume, three letters of reference, college transcripts and a copy of teaching license to Linda Johnson, Principal, St. Mary’s School 210 North 4th Street, Breckenridge, MN 56520 or email to .

Putt 4 a Purpose Golf Event: Bishop John Folda invites you to Putt 4 a Purpose, at the 13th Annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic, benefiting Seminarian Education and Youth Programs. Join the fun and fellowship by heading to Rose Creek Golf Course in south Fargo on Monday, August 5th for a round of golf, dinner and prizes. Register three golfers and bring your Priest, Deacon or Seminarian as your 4th player for free! Register online at:, If you are not a golfer, please consider sponsoring a priest or seminarian or a hole on the golf course. Your contribution will help support the event and defray costs. Register online at: For further information, please contact Steve Schons in the Stewardship and Development Office, at 701-356-7926 or email

Food Donations for Food Shelf: Our parish collects food for the Wilkin Richland Food Pantry. Please remember to bring you nonperishable food and monetary (marked Hunger Fund) donations to Mass. Items most needed are canned fruits and juices, canned meats, rice and pasta, complete baking mixes, peanut butter, cereal and canned stews and soups. Low salt and low sugar items are also needed for those with restrictive diets. Many people rely on this food for regular meals, so nutrition is important. Cereals, pasta, canned juices, fruits and vegetables are always needed. Protein foods like tuna, peanut butter, beans and hearty soups are especially important. And do not forget staples like coffee, tea, flour, sugar, vegetable oil and basic spices. Your donations will directly go to alleviate hunger in Wahpeton.

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

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)