WELCOME TO ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH!
Welcome to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School website! I hope you enjoy your exploration of the many great people and resources you will discover at St. John's.
As the pastor, my primary role is to help everyone fall more deeply in love with God and others each day. I hope YOU will join us on this great adventure! As a priest for over 20 years, it is an amazing gift to share the Good News of the Gospel through Divine Love. All we need to do is receive God’s love and then share it.
St. John’s Vision is to be “All In Now…so We are All in Heaven”. It is rooted in Jesus’ teaching in the Gospel of Mark (12:30-31a) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Our vision is intended to help everyone be “All In” love now and forever by receiving and sharing God’s divine love each day.
The way we intend to live the St. John’s Vision is through our Mission:
To know, love, and serve God and others by growing our faith, our parish, and the Catholic Church. We achieve this by developing our youth, engaging our community, and meeting their spiritual needs at every stage of life.
This Mission provides us the focus for achieving our Vision and guides us in the many ministries and programs we offer at St. John’s. If you are looking for a place to be loved by God and others, and share that love with everyone you encounter, join us as we strive to be “All in Now…so We are All in Heaven.”
Fr. Don DeGrood