St. John the Baptist Parish is located in Stearns County in Minnesota which is part of the diocese of St. Cloud. We are joyful in our Benedictine traditions as a community with St. John and St. Benedict Universities nearby. Recently, our parish has joined in collaboration with St. Joseph Catholic Church of nearby St. Joseph as an Area Catholic Community. Overjoyed by the growth of both parishes, Fr. Jerome Tupa, the staff and our parishioners together are passionate about serving others in our area. 

 Typically the parish office is open on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 8:00-Noon.

To set up an appointment with any of our staff members, please call us at 320-363-2569.

To join our vibrant parish community, fill out the form below and email it to

New Parishioner Registration Form

Online Giving is a convenient & consistent way to help our parish grow.

Consider scheduling a recurring electronic contribution (ACH) today. Even when circumstances prevent you from attending Mass, your contributions will continue to support St. John the Baptist Parish. Please complete and return the form below.

ACH Form

Our Team

Staff that Help Shape Our Parish Life

Fr. Roger Klassen OSB, Pastor

Julie Ortloff, Business Manager

Cellular: 320-492-2835


Tess Koltes, Faith Formation Coordinator

cellular: 320.250.6728


Heidi Peternell: (320)761-9469

Dean Merdan: (320)761-7148