Please pray for the ill and for those who have asked for prayers. Please pray for Woody Caspers, Mark Fuller, Eric Paul, Bobbie Batesole, Shirley Mahrer, Diane Mauch, Keith Peschel, Darlyn Weber, Jerry Shannon, Sister Ann Marie Friederichs, Dale Mattson, Dennis LaVoie, Terry Wieser, Casper Listopad, Wayne Jelinek, Patrick Sawyer, Jeff McKinnon, Mary Meyer, Jane West, Dan Humphrey, Mary Hill, Jordan Steffens, Jacob Petermann, Sammy Sturdevant, Fr. Katanga, Sr. Rose Celeste, Kristi Dreher, Jean Zimmel, Danielle Jenny, MaryAnn Althoff, 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, 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.
Congratulations Fr. Eric Seitz on your ordination to the priesthood!

Sunday Mass with restrictions
1. Masks are required at Mass - Please put the mask on in the car before entering the church, do not remove until you are outside the building. If you forgot a mask, we have a limited number available.
2. Keep social distance (6 feet) from the person next to you.
3. Use every other pew. No singing. Follow usher’s directions.
4. Members of the same household may sit in pew next to each other.
5. Please put your offering in basket at baptismal font (no baskets will be passed).
6. Going to Holy Communion, keep social distance in line (6 feet), only removing mask just before you put out your hands for Communion
     - Go to communion using only the side aisles keeping as close to the wall as possible
     - Return from receiving Communion using only the center aisle staying in the middle of the aisle
     - Receive Holy Communion in the hand only.
7. Exit Mass single file keeping social distance. (Keeping distance from person kneeling in pew)
Agian, those who are older and anyone feeling ill should stay at home.
Live stream Masses will continue for all those who are unable to attend Mass.
Father Dale can be reached at 701-899-3278.
Let us pray for each other in these challenging times.

Pray with us: If you are unable to join Fr. Dale for daily mass, watch ‘live’ or past videos on Facebook or YouTube. Click Here to view on Facebook or Click Here to view on YouTube. Volunteers are needed to help with live-streaming daily and weekend Mass. Call the parish office if you can help.

Evening Prayer: Msgr .Donahue from St. Philip’s in Hankinson invites you to join him in evening prayer. To view or join the evening prayer, Click Here or enter the URL ..

Rest in Eternal Peace
       + Robert Swanson, father of Chad
       + Chad Rinnels, husband of Stephanie, son of Cheryl and brother of Amanda

Soon to be Married: Please pray for the following couples who are to be married at St. John’s in the next few weeks.
       Steph Palubicki and Parker Busse - August 15th

Prayer Chain: We are updating our list of those who would like to be on the prayer chain. Please call Michelle at the parish office if you would like to be included.

The Cemetery Committee and Finance Council have approved needed repairs for the monuments, brick benches, brick altar and brick planters at Calvary Cemetery. If you are able to donate to the cost these repairs, please bring or mail your donation to the Parish Office. Thank you.

Adoration: Monday: none scheduled, Tuesday: 4:15-5:15 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 - 11:30 am, Thursday - 8:00 - 9:00 am and Friday - 8:00 - 9:00 am.

Are you available to lector at the weekend Masses? Please call the parish office if you would be willing to help.

Help Wanted: Volunteers are needed to help with livestreaming daily and weekend Masses. Call the parish office if you can help.

Help Wanted: St. John’s Child Care Center is looking for fun, reliable, professional individuals who work independently and as a team member. We are in need of full time and part time Caregivers and a part time cook. No evenings or weekends required. Contact the parish office for an application.

Area families are in need of school supplies. All donations are welcome.Notebooks, 2 pocket folders and larger black backpacks for older students are especially needed. Please drop your donations for One Stop Shop at St. John’s Church in Wahpeton by August 10th.

St. John’s School, Wahpeton, North Dakota is seeking an energetic part time elementary music teacher beginning August 2020. 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

St. John'a School News

• SJS Parents: Open House for Preschool and Kindergarten is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, August 19th & 20th from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Because of Social Distancing, we need all families to sign up for a 15 minute time slot using Sign Up Genius as soon as possible. Please go to
• Open House for grades 1 - 6 will be Monday, August 24th from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Each family will need to sign up for a 15 minute time slot using Sign Up Genius as soon as possible. Please go to
•Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 26th for grades K-6 and Thursday, August 27th for Preschool.
• Scrip will be available at the church office and electronically with eScrip. Please continue to support our school with this easy to use fund raiser. We very much appreciate your efforts!
• 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 6th grade).Registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun and class sizes are limited.Please encourage your friends and neighbors to check out our 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. If you have questions, please call 642-6116

Youth and Religious Education News:
Confirmation Families: Your child’s certificate of record showing Confirmation and First Holy Communion is now available. Please stop by the parish office to pick it up

Mark your calendars: A pro-life team meeting has been set for September 8th at 3:00 pm.

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.

And Around the Area...

Please join us for the 64th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Prairies Sunday, August 16th, 2020 at the Carmel of Mary Monastery Wahpeton.
       2:00 pm - Guest speaker, Fr. Kurtis Gunwall
       3:00 pm - Rosary and confessions
       5:00 pm - Holy Mass with Most Rev. John T. Folda, Bishop of Fargo as Main Celebrant
       6:00 pm - Picnic
The Carmelite Nuns are a cloistered order and rely totally on donations for their existence! Pilgrims, bring your intentions for the Carmelite Nuns to pray! For more information phone 701-640-6152 or the monastery 701-642-2360 . Website: Email:

Join us on October 16th - 18th for Jesus Approaches: A Women’s Retreat which will be led by award winning author and writer Liz Kelly. The weekend will include conferences, time for prayer and rest, social time, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the opportunity to go to confession. Overall, it will be a chance to step out of the routine and stress of daily life in order to encounter the Lord Jesus through prayer and inspiring talks. Social distancing guidelines will be followed through the retreat. Space in limited. For more information and to register, visit It will be held at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Hankinson.

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.

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.

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 Residene: 642-4985)