Please pray for the ill and for those who have asked for prayers. Please pray for: Keith Peschel, Darlyn Weber, Jerry Shannon, Neil LaBure, Sister Ann Marie Friederichs, Dale Mattson, Jonathan Perez, Dennis LaVoie, Terry Wieser, Casper Listopad, 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, 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!
      + Gerald Braun, father of Greg and Myron

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

Thank You A grateful Thank you to everyone who helped take down Christmas 2019. May God reward you!.

WHY CATHOLIC? Taught By Fr. Tony: Thank you all who joined us Tuesday for 'Why Catholic' as we discussed indulgences and intercession of the Saints. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 21st after the 5:30 pm Mass. Look to next week's bulletin for the topic. Hope to see you there Fr. Tony!

Reminder: Even though the snow is covering up the blue paint, the first 2 parking spaces next to the church as well as in the first row of parking are Handicapped parking spaces. Please leave them for those in our church family who need the handicap spaces.

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

Unplanned: We will be showing the movie Unplanned here at St. John’s on January 22nd. Watch the bulletin for show times.

People in Need! A person needs help moving to a new apartment.· Two parishioners need rides to weekend Mass. One on Saturday evening and one one Sunday morning at 7:30 am. Please call Michelle in the parish office if you can help with any of these needs.

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.

St. John’s Child Care: St. John’s Daycare is in need of a high chair. Please contact the parish office if you have one you might like to donate.

SJS School News
St. John’s Preschool: All St. John’s parishioners interested in enrolling your child for St. John’s Preschool for the 2020 - 2021 school year must contact the school office no later than January 31, 2020. Class sizes are limited. Students must be 4 before August 1, 2020.
Students from First Grade will lead us at our children’s mass on Thursday, January 23rd at 1:00pm. Invite all our parents, grandparents, friends and parishioners to join us. The children and staff truly appreciate your support!
Catholic United Financial Raffle will begin next week! 100% of the proceeds for each $5 ticket will stay at St. John’s School .could turn $5 into a brand new Buick Encore or $20,000 cash! Many other great prizes will be awarded. Tickets will be sold after masses. Don’t miss your chance to win! Get your tickets now! Please watch for your pack of tickets to sell.
Please come and be a part of our school family! We invite all parishioners to prayerfully consider sending your child(ren) to St. John’s School, (4 year old Preschool through Sixth Grade).Registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year has begun and class sizes are limited. Your personal contact could be the invitation they are waiting for. All faith denominations are welcome at St. John‘s School. encourage your friends and neighbors to check out our school. faith denominations are welcome! If you have questions, please call 642-6116. Our doors are always open for a tour.
January Events:
Monday, January 20th: No school: MLK, Jr. Day
Thursday, January 23rd: Catholic United Financial Raffle begins
Sunday, January 26th - February 1st: Catholic Schools Week: Parents please watch for notes home with information..

SJ Youth News
Sign Up!
· Steubenville: Only 6 spots left. Scholarships Available. Contact Melissa to register. First come first served.
· Junior High - Save the Date: Rise UP Conference in Minneapolis on Saturday, March 21st. Look to the back of the bulletin for more information.
· We are beginning to plan our mission trip for summer of 2020. If you have questions or may be interested in going, please contact Melissa.
· Helper Needed: Wednesday afternoons 3:00 - 3:40pm to serve a snack to the children coming for CCD. Please contact Michelle if you can help. Thank you!

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.

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
Sunday, January 19th
      KC Breakfast
      3:30 pm - Spanish Mass
Monday, January 20th
      10 am - Bible Study
      6:30 pm - Men’s Welcome
Tuesday, January 21st
      4:15 pm Patriotic Rosary
      6:00 pm Why Catholic?
Wednesday, January 22nd
      3:30 pm - Religious Formation Grade 1-5
      5:30 pm - Open Gym Grade 6-12
      7:00 pm - Religious Formation & Life Teen Grade 6-12
Thursday, January 23rd
      3:15 pm Women’s Cursillo Group
      7:00 pm Pastoral Council
Sunday, January 26th
      Catholic Schools Week begins: St. John’s School Sixth Grade serving breakfast after all morning Masses

And Around the Area...
Saturday, January 25th
      Pancake Breakfast & Pinewood Derby - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - Wahpeton Community Center
Sunday, January 26th
      Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am-1:00 pm at St. Mary’s School. Craft and Bake Sale. Sponsored by Richland -
      Wilkin Pro Life Craft items and baked goods can be brought to St. Mary’s that day. For item pickup call
      Ann Goerdt at 643-6759
Save The Date! March 4, 2020, St. John’s Lenten Concert Mission - “Emerging from the Desert, Leaning on Christ” - Aly Aleigha

Did you enjoy Welcome? Are you looking for something more? Try a Cursillo weekend! Hankinson, Men’s weekend - March 5th - 8th, Hankinson, Women’s weekend - March 12th - 15th, Contact: Aaron Morman 701-640-1281 or Leo Gregoire 701-642-9477.

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.

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

Sacraments for the Homebound. Our priests will visit homes to celebrate sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist for anyone who requests. Please call the parish office 701-642-6982 if you know someone who would like to be visited.

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)