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.

Known by God Retreat


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

What is Sunday 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.

Sunday Scripture Class is cancelled Tuesday, November 9th.  We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday, November 16th

This class will begin on Tuesday, September 14th 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 19th. Class Fee for the year is $25.00. Class is in person with social distancing and masks required.


Sister Clarinda’s Fall Scripture

“Life Eternal & And the Life of the World to Come.”

Begins on September 1 at 9:30 AM in room 206

Our study this Fall is from a sentence from our Creed; “And the Life of the World to Come.”  What are you thinking when you speak the line in the Creed “And the Life of the World to Come”?   What does this statement mean? The more years we have spent on this earth, the more our thoughts turn to:  what is it like there? who will be there? and what do I know about Heaven?  Another important question is how it relates to the link between Baptism and Eucharist and my heavenly existence. Another thought is what I had heard growing up in my faith. What is it about white gowns, wings, musical instruments, especially the harp and my relations to heaven?

Our Fall Scripture series helps us to turn to the Bible and dig out what we have in a variety of texts, both the Old and the New Testaments. We will focus most on what is heaven.


Synod Fall Small Group

The Archdiocesan Synod kicks into high gear this fall and your input is needed to help Archbishop Hebda chart the course for this local Church. Join a small group to discuss and give feedback on priorities within three focus areas. Many opportunities are available to you! Gather with your existing small group or join the Open Sessions on Thursday morning and evening starting in October for 6 weeks.

Sister Clarinda’s Winter Scripture 2022
  • Registration Fee is $30.00
  • Wednesdays at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Class is in person
  •  7 sessions: First class is on January 13th, 2022
  • After registering please pick up your book in the parish office from Thomas Tuesdays thru Fridays between 8:00 and 4:00 p.m.

January 12, 2021               Introduction
January 19, 2021               Lesson 1
January 26, 2021               Lesson 2
February 2, 2021               Lesson 3
February 9, 2021             Lesson 4
February 16, 2021             Lesson 5
February 23, 2021             Lesson 6
March 2, 2021                    Lesson 7 if needed
March 9, 2021                  Lesson 8 if needed
March 16, 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.

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

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 Jill Fink.

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