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.

                            Welcome NDSCS Students!

Thank you Deacon Jered for your great service while you were with us at St. John’s. We will be praying for you as you prepare for ordination next year. Deacon Jered's mailing address is:

              Rev. Mr. Jered A. Grossman
              Mount St. Mary’s Seminary
              16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
              Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Rest in Eternal Peace!
          † Joan Wawers
          † Henry Huelsman, brother of MaryAnn Althoff

MISA EN ESPAÑOL (Mass in Spanish) en la Iglesia de St. Anthony en Fairmount, N.D. (204 2nd Street North): una vez en la mes celebramos la misa en español. La próxima misa será el 18 de agosto, a las tres y media de la tarde (3:30 PM). Por mas información llame a Padre Bill al 701-742-2418.

Good News: My Doctor says that my brain is back to normal. Just to be sure, there will be another CT scan two months from now. Thank you all who have been keeping me in their prayers.
Fr. Dale

Sunday Evening Mass: The date for starting Sunday evening Mass is September 8th. Needed are people who are committed to be participating in Mass, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, greeters and ushers so that we can continue to offer this Mass. Please call the parish office if you would be willing to help.

Your Assistance is Needed: If you would be willing to help set up, serve, clean up or provide food to your neighbors when they have a funeral but you’ve never been asked to help, or if you would be willing to be part of a neighborhood group to serve for parish events, please call the Parish Office.

Thanks Be To God for Neil Hipp and all the team who completely renovated our parish garage which sets on the property where our new parking lot is being constructed. We are so grateful for their hard and fine work all to the glory of God!

For a limited time: SCRIP has a bonus for all Fryn Pan customers. For every $25 card you get, we will add another $5 card free (must be used in August, September). You have 3 options:.1. Keep it and use it yourself. 2. Give back to the school as a donation. 3.Give to parish where we will use it to help a family in need. Offer is good while supplies last!

St. Catherine’s Living Center is looking for volunteers to help 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.

St. John’s Daycare is in need of a large electric griddle and a large electric frying pan. Call the parish office if you can help with one of those items.

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.

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.

SJS School News
Open House: Tomorrow, Monday, August 19th, 4L:00 -6:00 pm for all student and parents.
Parishioners: As we welcome back our students and staff and the new year begins, please keep us all in your prayers and know that our school remembers all of you in our prayers as well.
SJS Parents: School is just around the corner and we look forward to working with your this space throughout the year for special events and reminders.
Don’t forget to save 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.
August Events:
     August 19th - Open House for all grades PreK-6, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
     August 21st - First day of school for grades K-6
     August 26th - School Pictures for K-6
     August 28th - First day of school for AM and PM Preschool
September Events:
     September 3rd - School Pictures for Preschool students
     September 6th - Grandparents Celebration at 2:00 pm

SJ Youth News
Registration forms for Religious Formation were included in the Parish Newsletter that was mailed this week. They are also included in the bulletin. Please fill them out and return soon, Religious Formation will begin September 4th

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.

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, August 19th
     10:00 am   Bible Study
     6:00 pm   Men’s Welcome
Tuesday, August 20th
     4:15 pm   Patriotic Rosary
Wednesday, August 21st
First Day of School
     11:30 am   Building and Grounds Committee
Thursday, August 22nd
     3:15 pm   Women’s Cursillo Group
     7:00 pm   Pastoral Council

And Around the Area...
Sunday, August 18th
     3:30 pm   Mass at Spanish at St. Anthony’s in Fairmount

The Richland-Wilkin Human Life Alliance will again sponsor the Cutest Baby Contest at the Wilkin County Fair. Please submit a 3 x 5, or smaller, picture of “your” cutest baby, 2 yrs. old or younger. Pictures will be returned to the name and address printed on the back of the picture. Judging will be done at the Wilkin County Fair August 15-18, 2019, at the Richland-Wilkin Pro-Life Booth. Each vote costs 25 cents and the baby with the most votes wins and receives a $50 savings bond. Stop by our booth and vote for the cutest baby. Submit pictures by August 14th to Linda Vizenor, 902 10th Street North, Breckenridge. Phone 701-640-4008.

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)