Our Parish life functions in collaboration with our staff and parishioners working together in order to bring organization and spirit to St. John the Baptist Parish. Our committees include the following options: ACC Parish Council/Advisory Council, Faith Formation &Liturgy, Parish Life, Social Justice & Ministry, Eucharistic Revival and Finance. For meeting dates, please view Our Parish Life Calendar.

Advisory Council

In 2020, with the establishment of our Area Catholic Community (ACC) our parish joined with the Church of Saint Joseph to form an "ACC COUNCIL". This council is responsible for the pastoral ministering to the life of our ACC through continual discussion of our mission, vision and ways to foster our community as missionary disciples in Christ. The ACC Council is made up of the members of each parish's Advisory Council.

St. John the Baptist's Advisory Council includes 4 Member Representatives, the Pastor, 2 Trustees and the Parish Business Manager. Our parish Advisory Council meets approximately 8 times a year, and additionally at ACC Council meetings.


Faith Formation

The purpose of the Faith Formation Committee is to work with the Faith Formation Coordinator and with the total St. John the Baptist Parish community to nurture and facilitate an openness to lifelong faith formation and to work towards developing structures to support his, incorporating catechumenal principles.

Faith Formation begins September 17, 2023!

Registration Form 2023-24

2023-24 Faith Formation Letter

For more information please contact our Faith Formation Coordinator:

Tess Koltes  p: 320.250.6728 or e: tmgkoltes8719@gmail.com



Our committee helps foster meaningful and life-giving worship for our parish through seasonal liturgy planning and environmental decorating.

The Liturgy and Faith Formation Committee have combined and meet jointly as needed for more information please contact:

Tess Koltes:  tmgkoltes8719@gmail.comor 320.250.6728

Parish Life

The purpose of the Parish Life committee is to establish and promote a sense of belonging among parishioners and the provide opportunities for living out the communal dimensions of the gospel in our parish community. Activities include social, recreational events, and programs which assist in extending and enhancing Christian living and communal growth within our parish.

If you would like to assist our committee with providing hospitality as needed, please contact:

Heidi Peternell at 320.761.9469 or heidi.peternell@gmail.com


Social Justice

The Social Justice and Ministry Committee keeps the parish aware of concerns for peace and social justice within and beyond the parish boundaries by providing information and promoting programs and projects which help parishioners think globally and act locally in matters which concern all Christians today.

The Social Justice and Ministry Committee of Saint John the Baptist Parish is a catalyst for parish involvement in social justice and ministry issues.

For more information please contact the chair of the Social Justice Committee:

Michael Roske  p:320.310.1835 or e:mroske@csbsju.edu

Corrie’s presentation has now been loaded into CSBSJU’s digital repository, Digital Commons:  System Change for Climate Justice (or http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/environmental_studies_lectures/9).

A CSB+SJU Environmental Studies professor, Dr. Grosse specializes in the intersection of energy, climate justice and grassroots activism. She provides some background on what climate justice is, and some solutions and actions that can promote it.

For more on our on-going programs, please click here For More Information

Refugee Resettlement Video


The Finance Council is mandated by Canon Law and reports directly to the pastor, who appoints members to the Commission.

The purpose of the Finance Council is the assist with the coordination of all financial aspects of parish life including finances, fundraising, and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.

 This council typically meets the first Thursday of the month from 6 - 7 PM.

The Chairperson of the Finance Council is: Brian Posch

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