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. 

 St. John the Baptist parish office is typically open from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesday through Friday or by appointment.

To set up an appointment with any of our staff members or to rent one of our spaces, 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. Jerome Tupa OSB, Pastor


Julie Ortloff, Business Manager

"I hope to bring organization to our parish and joy to those who visit me in the office."

Jason Prigge, Music Coordinator

"I enjoy bringing the liturgy to life at our parish through encouraging others to join in song with me."


Lori Fuchs: (320)267-1283

Dean Merdan: (320)761-7148