Mass Times and Locations

Franciscan Missions to visit

Our parish will host Fr. Percival Tayem of Franciscan Missions, Waterford, WI, for mission coop appeals on Sunday, July 28. Please, take note of the dates and prepare to support the missionary endeavors of the Franciscans.

Baptismal Welcome

The faith community of St. John the  Baptist welcomes Brynn Kathleen, daughter  of Sean and Brooke who was baptized on Sunday July 7, 2019 by Rev. John R. Flaherty. May Brynn Kathleen continue to grow in her faith life  surrounded by the Christian example of her family and the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Thank you for June Meals on Wheels

Thank you to Tom Apel, John and Thelma Rife, Dennis and Judy Modracek, Dale and Eileen Sargent, Bill and Leona Smith Faoro for their help delivering Meals on Wheels in June, and to John Pospisil for organizing!

New to our parish?

Are you new to the area or just have not had to time to come into the main office to register with us.  All it takes is a call to the parish main office (319-895-6246) and Loraine will be happy to get you registered.  A registrations form can be emailed or sent to your home.  Just drop Loraine an email at!

Baptismal Welcome – June 16

The faith community of St. John the Baptist welcomes Bradley Patrick, son of Jeremiah and Allison who was baptized on Sunday, June 16, 2019 by Rev. John R. Flaherty.

May Bradley Patrick continue to grow in his faith life surrounded by the Christian example of his family and the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Home and Away School Supply Drive

The Social Justice Commission is collecting school supplies for local students and for students in Haiti. They will be sent to the Southeast Linn Community Center and to Notre Dames de Lourdes Parish in Haiti for distribution to students.

Collections will go until July 21st. Look for baskets in the gathering space.

For a list of needed supplies, click here.

Blood Drive Thank You!

Many thanks to all who participated in the June 27th Blood Drive that was held at St. John.

Your gift of donating blood will save a life.  It is so generous of you.  St. John will host another drive on August 29th.  If you did not have a chance to donate in June, please consider donating on August 29th.

Thank you to Terese Pisarik and Patty Lynch for organizing this Blood Drive. 

A Note from Fr. Jon Seda

Fr. Jon is the Chaplain at St. Stephens Catholic Student Center at UNI and is also the vocation director for the Archdiocese Seminarians. He visited our parish on June 23rd.

Fr. Jon sent us this note:

Thank you for your warm welcome to me in my recent visit to your parish. If you still want to help us out at St. Stephen the Witness, you can give online at I am deeply grateful for your help in our mission to serve our students at UNI.

– Fr. Jon Seda

St. Pius Summerfest

St. Pius X Church at 4949 Council St NE in Cedar Rapids, invites you to SummerFest being held July 12, 13, 14. Enjoy a variety of food, entertainment featuring live bands, adult beverage tent, carnival and kids games, Bingo, Marketplace, silent auction, raffle with top prize of $20,000, and more. You’ll find three days of summer fun at SummerFest!  More information at

Parish Election Results

Pastoral Council:

  • Denise Brannaman
  • Denny Dietrich
  • Tom Wieseler

Faith Formation:

  • Kelly Leeper
  • Allison Nissen

Congratulations to those who were elected. Thank you to everyone who put their name on the ballot!