15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 12, 2020
A Message from our Parish Pastor, Father Phil
Dear Parishioners:
 On several occasions earlier this year, I intentionally prepared separate bulletin articles for St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John the Baptist because there were topics to be addressed which pertained mostly to SJB (Road America, the Meitler Study, the School, etc.) and I didn’t want to risk “boring” STA . .
. . . I would like to devote the next couple of weeks to exploring what I see as some of the particular challenges and opportunities that we as SJB and STA will be facing as we emerge from the pandemic.
Mass and Parish Prayer
Gene and Bette Knauer
We wish you a blessed and happy
50th Wedding Anniversary!
May your marriage continue to be a source of great joy!
Join us for Rosary, Prayers & More ... with Mary (RPM’s)!
Wednesday, July 15 / SJB Prayer Tree / 7:00-8:00 pm
We will gather outside (weather dependent) for prayer at the SJB prayer tree (east church entrance).  Bring your own chair or blanket. We will pray the rosary together as a community, offer prayer intentions, and share and grow in our faith. What better way to get closer to Jesus than through His mom, our Blessed Mother! All are welcome - men, women, and children of all ages!! Registration is helpful, but not required - Sign Up Here
Parish Finances
Dear St. John the Baptist Parishioners,
March seems so long ago... and we've gone through a lot in the past months. The financial chart is a snapshot of our regular parishioner offerings and offertory for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Not surprisingly, we didn't meet our budget, although we were on track before COVID-19.
However, y our faithful generosity sustains us. As we continue to cope with the uncertainty of the near future, we ask for your continued support. Our parish has weathered many storms in it's 159 years and we will get through this one too, with your help.
With my prayers for your health and well-being.
Lisa Schoneman, Director of Administrative Services
Keeping Connected
"Grab and Go" - Free Meal - July 21, 2020
Hosted by St. John the Baptist
On Tuesday, July 21 we are offering a complimentary meal for members of our community.
Pulled pork, baked beans, chips and a fruit cup will be on the menu.  Pickup is on July 21 between 5:15 – 6:00 pm at Door V (the parking lot on the west side of the school).  Please call the parish office at 920-892-4006 by noon on Monday, July 21 to reserve your meal.
Employment Opportunities
SJB Cemetery Grounds Maintenance - It is part of our Catholic faith to show respect and honor to our loved ones and those who have gone before us to their peace in heaven. Maintaining our cemetery is a very visible way that we show our care. Duties include lawn mowing, weed-whacking, garbage removal, grave site and general maintenance. This is a seasonal paid position(s) but volunteers and job share opportunities are welcome. Hours vary (approximately 10-16 hours per week). Must be at least 18 years old, able to operate yard maintenance equipment and lift 50 lbs. For more information or to apply, contact Lisa Schoneman at lschoneman@sjbplymouth.org  or 920-892-4006.

Part-Time Evening School Custodian - View Position Details
Volunteers Needed
for Upcoming Races:
WeatherTech and IMSA 2020
2020-2021 Faith Formation
2020-2021 Youth Faith Formation - Online Registration is OPEN
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Faith Formation program begins in 1st grade and continues through Confirmation. Faith Formation students will learn and grow in their faith and prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. Our goal, along with the support of our parents, is to create the foundation of a life-long love of God and all of His teachings. We meet on Wednesday evenings. Preparation for First Holy Communion begins in 1st grade. Questions? Contact Amy Albers, Director of Faith Formation at aalbers@sjbplymouth.org
Safeguarding All God's Family
Looking to volunteer in the future? Need to take a Safe Environment class? 
Now is the best time! You can take a virtual class without leaving your home.
St. John the Baptist is committed to maintaining a safe environment in our parish and school. As part of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s program for creating a safe environment for all of God’s family, all parish and school employees and volunteers who have contact with children or youth must complete Safe Environment Education prior to volunteering. This includes classroom helpers/aides, field trip and retreat chaperones, catechists/aides, Liturgy of the Word for Children, mission trips, etc. Our parish and school is enhanced by volunteer involvement and our children thrive when their family members are active in the parish and school community.
Meet the Middle School Teaching Staff
Middle School students rotate between teachers in the various academic areas throughout the day. The middle school staff is dedicated to preparing the students for high school and beyond. We are also proud to offer Exploratory classes like culinary arts, drama, and Makerspace (STEM-based).
Angie Wachter Middle School English and Literature
"I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and motivating environment in which they can grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their full potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk taking, and encourages sharing of ideas."
Dan McMullen - 7th Grade Home Room - Middle School Religion and Science
"I believe that Science is a subject best learned with hands-on activities and lab experiments. I draw from a wide variety of materials and investigations designed for students to experience Science in action. I believe that a relationship with Jesus and understanding the importance of receiving the body & blood of Christ is central to our Catholic Faith.
Joann Otte- 8th Grade Homeroom- Middle School Social Studies
"At the root of who I am as an educator is the belief that every child is a unique individual created in the image and likeness of God. Creating an environment in my classroom that reflects that belief is core to creating a safe learning environment where ideas can be explored."
Jennifer Stielow- 8th Grade Homeroom- Middle School Math and Algebra
"As an educator, my goal is to put students first, make a difference in each of their lives and creatively teach them through hands-on activities. It is my responsibility to educate children to set goals, help them reach their dreams and prepare them for the real-world."
Parish Information
Sacramental Celebrations:
Anointing of the Sick
Contact the Parish Office
Contact the Parish Office
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
9:30-11 am in the Reconciliation Room.
Contact Father Phil no later than six
months prior to day of the wedding. 
*The parish office is closed on July 3 for the Independence Day Holiday.
Mass Schedule
Saturday - 4:00 pm
Sunday - 9:30 am
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 8:00 am
Church Hours for Private Prayer
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday and Friday / Closed
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