Please pray for the ill and for those who have asked for prayers. Please pray for: Alan Conzemius, Sister Ann Marie Friederichs, 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, Jordan Steffens, 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, 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 our sick is a Spiritual Work of Mercy for us all. Please notify our office if a name needs to be listed or removed.
Rest in Eternal Peace!
         + Marlys Erlandson, Mother of Eric Erlandson
         + Otillia Aune, Mother of Lynnae Loeks

Adoration: Monday - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Tuesday - 4:15 - 5:15 pm, Wednesday - 8:00 - 11:30 am, Thursday - 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Friday - 8:00 - 9:00 am.

Increased Offertory Program: Over the next few weeks, you will be hearing about the upcoming Increased Offertory Program at St. John’s Church. This effort is very important as we move forward with the mission and vision of St. John’s Church. We, as a parish family, have changed so many lives in our community! In order to continue our mission and ministries, we encourage all parishioners to spend time in prayer and discussion with your family reflecting on the work we do. We look forward to seeing all of our parishioners at Mass, especially during our special Commitment Weekend on November 23rd and 24th. If you have any questions regarding the Increased Offertory Program, please feel free to contact the parish office.

St. John’s Thanksgiving Food Drive: Collecting food for the Thanksgiving baskets is already underway. Drop off donations at in the baskets outside of the church. There is also a sign up sheet by Michelle’s office to pack and deliver the baskets.

MISA EN ESPAÑOL: (Mass in Spanish) en la Iglesia de St. John en Wahpeton,N.D. (115 2nd Street North): una vez en la mes celebramos la misa en español. La próxima misa será el 17 de noviembre, a las tres y media de la tarde (3:30 pm). Por mas información llame a Padre Bill al 701-232-2414.

Why Catholic! Taught By Fr. Tony: Open to everyone who wishes to learn more about our Catholic traditions and faith. Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 pm.

RCIA: If you or someone you know is considering joining the Catholic Church, contact Fr. Tony Welle at 701-642-6982 or .

Prolife Team Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 3:00 pm at St. John’s Church. If you have questions about how you can help the St. John’’s Prolife Team, contact Connie Brandt.

Pro-life and Pro-Women go together. Abortion hurts women. If you are struggling with guilt, depression, regret, you are not alone. Project Rachel Ministries is a post-abortion healing ministry of the Diocese of Fargo. For confidential referrals to trained priests, counselors, retreats and support groups contact Project Rachel Ministries: 844-789-4829 or go to

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.

If you would be willing to help? We need help to set up, serve, clean up or provide food to our neighbors when they have a funeral. If interested, please call the Parish Office.

SJS School News
Noel Night dinner and raffle tickets are now available after mass or contact the school. Don’t miss this amazing event and your chance to win cash prizes get your tickets now!
St. John's Kindergarten - Sixth Grade Christmas Program will be held Friday, December 13th at 7:00 pm at the NDSCS Stern's Cultural Center
Students from Third Grade will lead us at our children’’s mass on Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 pm. We invite all our parents, grandparents, friends and parishioners to join us. The children and staff truly appreciate your support!
Don’t forget to save your BoxTops, and Our Family UPC labels.
Box Tops is going digital! Down load the app, sign up and start earning $$$ the easy way for St. John's School. It's so easy!
Can’t download the app? Let us take care of it!!in your receipts from Econofoods, Wal-Mart, Costco, Target or Sam’’s Club within 10 days of the date of your purchase and let us scan them for you. Drop them off at the school or parish office and we’ll take care of the rest! We truly appreciate your support.
November Events:
          November 14th - Board of Ed meeting at 5:00 pm, school break room
          November 14th - PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm, school gym
          November 15th ~ Preschool will be in session: makeup day
          November 28th & 29th - Thanksgiving: No School

SJ Youth News
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· The youth are collecting donations for our annual food drive. The food will be used to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to families in need. Bring your food or monetary donations to St. John’s. Contact Michelle if you have any questions.
·A HUGE THANK YOU to Chef Chuck Welle for hosting our cooking classes. It was a successful fundraiser and the money will be used for youth ministry.
·We are beginning to plan our mission trip for summer of 2020 If you have questions or may be interested in going, contact Melissa.

At Home With The Word is your guide to a deeper understanding of the Sunday scriptures. It provides the reading for the liturgical year, along with insights from scripture scholars. You may purchase the 2020 At Home With the Word in the parish office for only $10.00.

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

Area Daily Mass Schedules:
St. Mary’s in Breckenridge has Daily Mass on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:00 am. Daily Mass is at 7:00 am at the Carmelite Monastery.

Stop at St. John’s to pick up your SCRIP cards or Sign up on line at Use code: 62CC7L756421

Amazon Smile: St. John’s Church is now part of Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic method to support St. John’s Church every time you shop on You only need to select St. John’s Church on your initial visit. You can log in to your Amazon account and select St. John’s Church to receive donations. Or enter and login to your Amazon account, St. John’s Church will automatically be selected to receive donations from eligible purchases on After your selection, a percentage of all your purchases at will be donated to St. John’s Church. Please contact the parish office at 701-642-6982, if you have any questions.

Happenings at St. John's
Monday, November 11th
     10:00 am - Bible Study
     6:30 pm - Women’s Welcome
Tuesday, November 12th
     3:00 pm - Prolife Team Meeting
     4:15 pm - Patriotic Rosary
     7:00 pm - Knights of Columbus Meeting
     7:00 pm - Noel Night Committee
Wednesday, November 13th
     3:30 pm - Religious Formation Grade 1 - 5
     5:00 pm - Finance Committee
     5:30 pm - Family Supper
     7:00 pm - Life Teen & Religious Formation
     7:00 pm - Bible Study, SJS multipurpose room
Thursday, November 13th
     5:00 pm - SJS School Board Meeting
Saturday, November 16th
     10:00 am - Packing & Delivering Thanksgiving Baskets
Sunday, November 17th
     Knights of Columbus serving breakfast after each Mass
     3:30 pm - Spanish Mass

And Around the Area...
Tuesday, November 12th
     Night of Indulgence, hosted by The Business Connection, Benefiting Quilts of Valor Foundation
     at Wahpeton Event Center 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 20th
     University of Mary, Prayer Day - Fr. Mike Schmitz

The Richland Wilkin Food Pantry is currently seeking to fill the immediate opening for Pantry Director. Please contact the Food Pantry at 642-1921 to receive an application. Thank you to Lois Fenske, current director, for all she has done to elevate our pantry to the great resource it is today.

The Fall Catholic Collage: The Fall Catholic Collage is a two-part presentation taking place November 14th and November 21st at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fargo. Meal begins at 5:30 (free-will offering). Presentations begin at 6:30. You choose one of the three courses to attend both weeks. In place of registration fees, please consider a donation to the presenter in the thanksgiving for his/her time. For more information, contact Joan at 701-364-0444 or .

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)