Pray for the ill and for those who have asked for prayers. Please pray for: Terry Wieser, Casper Listopad, Allen Conzemius, Bryan Gabel, Wayne Jelinek, Wilma Hansen, Patrick Sawyer, eff McKinnon, Mary Meyer, Terry Keaveny, Leo Althoff, Jane West, Tammy Goerger, Dan Humphrey, Mary Hill, Romelle Oster family, Jordan Steffens, Richard Loberg, Jacob Petermann, Sammy Sturdevant, Fr. Katanga, Sue Geiger, 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.

Thank you for all the prayers and support with regards to my car accident. I am very grateful. Thank you for all your Christmas cards and gifts which I was honored to receive. It is very humbling to be remembered by so many of our parishioners. My apologies that written thank yous may not get sent any time soon. Fr. Dale

Rest in Eternal Peace!
            † Dale Ihry, brother of Connie Caspers
            † Doug Loeks, husband of Lynnae
            † David Tuckett
            † Madonna Syvertsen
            † Ann Legare

Soon to be Married: Please pray for the following couple who is to be married at St. John’s.
                  Victoria Ellingson and Tyler Reiff - January 19th

Please keep Fr. Dale in your prayers. He will be away from the parish from January 14th to January 25th.

Family Supper: Wednesday, January 16th at 5:30 pm. Ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans and dessert will be served. Please join us!

We need volunteers to help take down Christmas decorations on Tuesday, January 15th at 10:00 am.

Christian Mothers dues of $5 are now due. Please send to Karen Pausch at 720 18th Avenue North, Wahpeton, ND 58075.

SCRIP Update: Thank you all who have been getting gift cards for the holidays and local shopping. So far we have increased our inventory by thousands so we now have enough cards in supply for the weekends (unless another blizzard shows up), we paid back $1,500 which we borrowed from the parish - and most important, we have donated $5,000 to the school for our bus expense. All of this at almost zero cost (we have to pay $8.50 per order).Econofoods, Simonsons, Fryn-Pan and WalMart seem to be the biggest movers so far so we will keep them in the 'express lane' so you can get them quickly on weekends.Keep up the good work and using SCRIP your spending to help support our school.

Why Catholic / RCIA Update: All are welcomed to join us this Sunday, January 13th, at 6:00 pm as we explain the Mass.

Thank you to everyone who has helped our school through SCRIP. Thank you to everyone who has helped our school through SCRIP. We have a new partner is our SCRIP family. Don't forget to get some gifts cards for groceries after Sunday's Masses . To view the latest SCRIP order form. click here.

Thank You for using St. John’s Parish 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!

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

Young Adults ages 18 +: This may be for you! Young Disciples is a summer mission team for our diocese working in parishes around our diocese with children and teens in VBS and other events. Please ask Melissa or Michelle/Apply

St. John’s School is now accepting applications for a full-time First Grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. To apply contact Renee Langenwalter, Principal at or 701-642-6116

SJS School News
Catholic United Financial Raffle will begin this week! 100% of the proceeds for each $5 ticket will stay at St. John’s School. You could turn $5 into a brand new SUV or $20,000 cash! Many other prizes will be awarded. Tickets will be sold after Masses. Don’t miss your chance to win! Get your tickets now! Parents, please watch for your pack of tickets to sell.
Students from Second Grade will lead us at our weekly children’s Mass on Thursday, January 17th at 1:00 pm. We invite all our parents, grandparents, friends and parishioners to join us. The children and staff truly appreciate your support!
Attention all parishioners! Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin soon. If you know a family that is contemplating where their children will attend school or are moving to town, 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
January events:
      January 14th through February 24th - Catholic United Financial Raffle
      January 21st - No School - MLK Day
      January 27th to February 2nd - Catholic Schools Week!

SJ Youth News
January 16th - Regular Religious Formation classes
Upcoming: Two Youth Rallys, March 23rd and April 6th

46th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019. ““Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children’ at St. John’s beginning at 8 am and throughout the day in the church or on the front side walk. Please join us. - St. John’s Pro-life Team

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

Happenings at St. Johns
Sunday, January 13th
      6:00 pm RCIA
Monday, January 14th
      10:00 am Bible Study
Tuesday, January 15th
      10:00 am Christmas decorations taken down
      1:30 pm Foresters
      4:15 pm Patriotic Rosary
      7:00 pm 3rd grade parent meeting for First Eucharish
Wednesday, January 16th
      11:30 am Building and Grounds Committee
      3:30 and 7:00 pm Religious Formation
      5:30 pm Family Supper
Thursday, January 17th
      3:15 Women’s Cursillo Group
      6:30 pm Men’s Welcome
Sunday, January 20th
      KC’S serving breakfast after morning Masses
      6:00 pm RCIA

And Around the Area...
Sunday, January 13th
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Pro-Life Breakfast at St. Mary’s in Breckenridge

Wanted: Craft items and baked goods for Pro-Life Breakfast on Sunday, January 13th. Items can be brought to St. Mary’’s School on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. If you have items you need to have picked up, please call Ann Goerdt at 643-6759.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast: All you can eat! Sunday, January 13th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s School Gym in Breckenridge. Adults $6.50; 12 and Under $4; 5 and under free. Craft and bake sale . Sponsored by Human Life Alliance, Richland-Wilkin Pro-Life.

St. Mary’s School Steak and Wine Fundraiser tickets are on sale now! Stop by the St. Mary’s School office or call 643-5443 to reserve yours now. Join us for Mass, dinner, silent and live auctions and a dance!

Nine Days for Life Novena begins January 14th: January 14th - 22nd will mark the USCCB’s nationwide Novena 9 Days for Life. The prayer effort takes place during the U.S. bishops’’ annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. While the overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion, each days’ prayer focuses on a different aspect of respecting each other's God-given dignity. Download or sign up to receive the novena any of four ways: free mobile app, text message, email, or online. Quick, easy-to-use tools can help you share 9 Days for Life. For more information visit

40 Days for Life ND invites you to an Evening of Thanksgiving. Ramona Trevino will be the guest speaker at an evening event honoring the participants of the 40 Days for Life fall campaign and all who stand for life! You are invited to join Ramona as she shares her story of conversion from an abortion provider to an advocate for life.your calendars for Tuesday, January 22nd, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Avalon Events Center, 2525, 9th Avenue South in Fargo. Registration is not required.will be served; Hors D’oeuvres will be served - there will be a free will offering. Sponsored by 40 Days for Life ND. For more information contact the Pregnancy Help Center at 701-284-6601.

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

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)