Adult Discipleship Opportunities

SJB provides amazing study programs, speaker series, activities, and events that help the whole person grow into the person God created them to be. These opportunities include human formation, spiritual formation, intellectual formation, and pastoral formation.

Sunday Morning Scripture with Sister Clarinda  – Tuesdays at 9:00 AM

What is Sunday Morning Scripture with Sister Clarinda? This is frequently on the minds of people in the parish. Often, we come to Mass following the busyness of the morning preparations and have not had enough time to focus on what is being read. It is important that we hear what God is saying to us in all of the readings.

This class will begin on Tuesday, September 15th at 9:00 after the morning Mass. The books will be ready on the morning of the first class. We will start our reflections with the 25th Sunday in ordinary time, which is September 20th. Class Fee for the year is $25.00. Class is in person with social distancing and masks required.


Winter Scripture 2021 “THE PASSION NARRATIVES”

Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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The passion and resurrection of Christ are at the core of Christian faith and form the capstone of each of the four gospels. This study opens Matthew, Mark, Luke and John individually to reveal the special insights each has preserved. Examining the passion and resurrection will challenge you to incorporate both the pain of the cross and the hope of the resurrection into daily living. Many Scripture study groups have found this study to be ideal for Lenten/Easter study. 7 sessions  The fee for this class is $30.00 

January 13, 2021               Introduction
January 20, 2021               Lesson 1
January 27, 2021               Lesson 2
February 3, 2021               Lesson 3
February 10, 2021             Lesson 4
February 17, 2021             Lesson 5
February 24, 2021             Lesson 6
March 3, 2021                    Lesson 7 if needed
March 10, 2021                  Lesson 8 if needed
March 17, 2021                  Lesson 9 if needed

Men’s Fellowship

Wanting to learn more about the Catholic Faith? Join Men’s Fellowship for camaraderie, video presentations and discussions on a weekly basis throughout the year.  Men’s Fellowship is a great opportunity to know that you are supported in the Catholic Faith by other men. See the parish bulletin for upcoming presentations.

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Catholic Watchmen

The Catholic Watchmen gather monthly for food, fellowship and formation. They focus on becoming better fathers and husbands so as to better serve their families and the community.


Thinking about becoming Catholic or just wanting to learn about Catholicism?
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church warmly welcomes you as you continue on your Faith Journey!


An Archdiocesan Evangelization and Prayer ministry occurring once per month at St. John’s. Encounter God in Praise, Adoration and Prayer Ministry.”  Charismata is a time of prayer where the abundance of God’s gifts and graces are poured out onto His people.  There will be time to encounter the Lord more deeply.  Receive prayer for life’s tough situations. All are welcome.

Contact Jessica Balzarini (651) 633-1540, ext. 1228 or

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Circle of Women


All women of the parish, from all walks of life, are welcome to join us for our monthly gathering of women, called devoted. We will warmly welcome you in person at 7:45 pm and through live-stream on Facebook at 8:05 pm.  Join us for a little wine, a little chocolate, and some time to be restored.

October 21 – Kory LaCroix – Life is Short Live Fully Alive
November 18 – Chris Kostelc – Getting Ready for Advent
February 24 – Ryan O’Hara Unity in the Holy Spirit
March 24 – TBD
April 28 – TBD
May 26 – TBD
June 23 – TBD

Prayer Letter

Over 175 Prayer Ministers call on the power of Community Prayer for unity, peace and special intentions. Join them from home.

Contact Deacon Gary Schneider at or call the Parish Office (651) 633-8333

Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute

The Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute is an ongoing information resource for Catholic adults of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation. Classes are held at the St. Paul Seminary and parishes around the diocese.

Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute (651) 962-6890, website or contact Jessica Balzarini

Living the Divine Will Prayer Group

This prayer group prays and reflects on “Living in the Divine Will” as given to Blessed Luisa Peccarreta by the Lord over many years of her life. Prayer groups meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month to follow a set prayer structure along with reflections on Blessed Luisa’s writings.

Contact Deacon Gary Schneider (651) 633-8333 or