Prayer for the spread of Perpetual Adoration By St. Pope John Paul
Heavenly Father,
Increase our faith in the Real Presence of Your Son, Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
We are obliged to adore Him, to give Him Thanks and to make reparation for sins. We need Your peace in our hearts and among nations. We need conversion from our sins and the mercy of Your forgiveness. May we obtain this through prayer and our union with the Eucharistic Lord.
Please send down the Holy Spirit upon all peoples to give them the love, courage, strength and willingness to respond to the invitaions to Eucharistic Adoration. We beseech You to spread Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in parishes around the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

Adoration: Monday - none scheduled, Tuesday - 4:15 - 5:15 pm, Wednesday - Traveling Rosary 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursday - 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Friday - 8:00 - 9:00 am
October 13, 2019 Pope Francis canonized Cardinal John Henry Newman. Blessed John Henry Newman dedicated much of his life to the combination of faith and intellect at universities. That is why his name is part of many Catholic student centers where Catholic college students meet. “God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.” St John Henry Newman pray for us.

Soon to be Married:
Please keep in your prayers the following couples to be married at St. John’s.
          * Samantha Hughes & Blaze Smith
          * Sami Hasbargen & Taylor Heintz
          * Baylee Wilson & Chase Julson

Why Catholic! Taught By Fr. Tony: Open to everyone who wishes to learn more about our Catholic traditions and faith. Starts Sunday, October 27th 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 .

Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras Committee will meet on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 pm in the East Room. This is our first planning meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend and help us plan Mardi Gras 2020.

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 20 de octubre, a las tres y media de la tarde (3:30 pm). Por mas información llame a Padre Bill al 701-232-2414.

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.

We would like to offer childcare for families coming for Sacramental preparation. If you would be willing to care for early elementary to age 2 children in our gym for 1 hour, please contact Michelle at the parish office.

The Community Christmas Cantata is celebrating 25 years. New and old voices are welcome. The concert will be December 14th and 15th at the NDSCS Cultural Center. If you would like to join, email or The first rehearsal was October 9th at 6:30 pm in the Breckenridge High School Choir Room.

No More Bats! As of Tuesday, September 24th, we have nearly $3,290 promised to our bat removal fund. And the clock of optimal time to do the work this year is ticking. So, if you have a concern about the bat situation and are able to help us get rid of the church bats, now is the time.

St. John's Parish Fall Newsletter: Click Here

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.

Be a Backpack Buddy: During the 2018-19 school year, an average of 303 students received bags of food for the weekend. Eleven schools in Richland and Wilkin Counties were served by the Backpack Program. Average cost of $3.75 is per bag. $125 per school year sponsors one student. $4,000 per month is needed to sustain the program. You can become a Backpack Buddy for as little as $125 for the school year. Donations may also be made directly to the Richland Wilkin Backpack Program at 699 8th Avenue, Wahpeton, ND 58075 or on the Richland Wilkin Backpack Program Facebook page.

We would like to offer childcare for families coming for Sacramental preparation. If you would be willing to care for early elementary to age 2 children in our gym for 1 hour, please contact Michelle at the parish office.

SJS School News
No children’’s mass this week due to NDEA
There will be no school Thursday or Friday this week for NDEA
Thank you to all who purchased World’s Finest Chocolate! Your support is truly awesome!
Parent/Teachers Conferences next week! Parents~please watch for your note this week with your scheduled time.your need to reschedule, please call the school asap.
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 SOOOOO 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!truly appreciate your support!
If any parishioner would like to renew/purchase a magazine for yourself or as a gift, please call the school office at 642-6116.
October Events:
     October 16th - End of First quarter
     October 17th and October 18th - NDEA - No School
     October 21st and October 22nd - Parent / Teacher Conferences

SJ Youth News
Sign Up!
A group of parents are starting a Bible/Book study Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Please sign up in the Gathering Space or email Michelle at the parish office. See you Wednesday evening.
The success of our program depends on our volunteers. Thank you to those that step up to help us every week. Contact Melissa or Michelle if you are wondering how you can help.
Weekend retreat for youth and young adults, 16 and older, offers an opportunity to mature and grow in your faith, November 1st - 3rd. Application is due October 14th.
Think, talk, question, and wonder about the joys and struggles of our faith in everyday life? For more information and to Register online .

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.

Prayer, The Great Spiritual Battle - A Mini Retreat for Men and Women: Guest Speaker is Fr. Chris Markman. Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm at St. John’s Catholic Church, Wahpeton. To register for this Mini Retreat, pick up Registration form at St. John’s Church; Call Parish Office at 701-642-6982 or email .

Happenings at St. John's
Sunday, October 13th
     Catholic Daughters serving rolls and coffee after 9:00 am Mass
Monday, October 14th
     No Bible Study
     6:30  Women’s Welcome
Tuesday, October 15th
     4:15 pm  Patriotic Rosary
     6:00 pm  Mini Retreat Meeting
Wednesday, October 16th
     11:30 am  Buildings and Grounds
     No religious formation or Life Teen
Thursday, October 17th
     3:15 pm  Women’s Cursillo Group
     5:30 pm  Cemetery Meeting
Sunday, October 20th
     1:00 pm  Men & Women’s Fall Retreat

And Around the Area...
Sunday, October 20th
     1:00 pm - 4:30 pm   Prayer, The Great Spiritual Battle Retreat - St. John's, Wahpeton
Thursday, October 24th
     3:30 pm   Spanish Mass, St. Anthony, Fairmount
Thursday, October 24th
     5:00 - 7:00 pm   Spuds & Splits at Bethel Lutheran Church
Sunday, October 27th
     11:00 am - 1:00 pm   St. Mary’s Fall Festival, Breckenridge - , Roast Pork and Turkey Dinner
October 28th - November 1st
     Community Blood Screening. Call 701-643-0123
Wednesday, November 20th
     University of Mary, Prayer Day - Fr. Mike Schmitzcc

Food Donations for Food Shelf: Our parish collects food for the Wilkin Richland Food Pantry. Please remember to bring your 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.

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)