Mass Times and Locations

St. John’s Julian Verba Scholarship

Those who will be attending a Catholic College or University in the fall may apply for the Julian Verba Scholarship.  Those who are presently in a Catholic College or University and plan to continue may also apply.  Please call the parish during office hours to pick up a form. 

An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT from high school or college is needed.  Please have the school or college send the transcript stamped and mailed to the parish office.

Applicants must have at least a C average (2.0 GPA) to apply. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.

St. John’s Catholic Church

Attention: Loraine Kula

212 7th St. SE

Mount Vernon, IA  52314-1518

Baptized into Our Faith

Congratulations to the parents and families of  Wyatt James and Ethan Joseph who were both baptized on the weekend of May 19, 2019 by Rev. John R. Flaherty. May our faith community of St. John the Baptist provide Christian witness to Wyatt James and Ethan Joseph, and assist these two children to grow in their faith.

Regis High School Class of 1979 Reunion

This year will be the 40 YEAR REUNION for the class of 1979

Please join us for …

Conversation and reminiscing on Friday, June 28 at

Iowa Brewing Company – 6:00 PM

Social hour, dinner and live music on Saturday, June 29 at 

Knight of Columbus Hall #909 – 6:00 PM

More information can be found on the Facebook page- Regis Class Of 1979

Totus Tuus: A summer camp for youth!

Totus Tuus means “totally yours” and was the motto of St. John Paul II. This summer mission program is brought to us by the Archdiocese. We will have a team of young adults visit our parish for programs the week starting July 7.

The team will host a day camp for 1st through 6th grade students Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. They will also host an evening program for 7th through 12 grade students from Sunday-Thursday starting at 7:00 pm each night.

For more information and a registration form, check out our Totus Tuus page at

Welcome to the Table, May 12

Audrey, daughter of Justin & Cara; Gabrielle, son of Kasey;
Claire, daughter of Jamie & Annalyn; Adalyn, daughter of Matt & Rachel;
Isaac, son of Keith & Janet; Tyler, son of Jeremy & Paul; Griffin, son of Tom & Kody

Tour the Holy Land

The Newman Catholic Student Center at The University of Iowa is sponsoring a 10-day tour of the Holy Land March 17-26, 2020.  Tour hosts will be Fr. Jeff Belger and Newman Center rep, April Rouner. The full tour itinerary can be viewed at  Cost is $4059 per person from Chicago (other departure cities available).  A charter bus will take travelers to/from O’Hare from Iowa City.   Price includes RT air, first class accommodations, most meals, professional tour director, sightseeing entrance fees, optional daily Mass and more.

Contact April Rouner at or 319-337-3106 Ext. 119 for more information or a registration brochure.

Welcome to the table – May 5, 2019

Brogen, son of Nick & Sarah; Lucas Allen, son of Robert & Bridget;
Daisy, daughter of Christopher & Mallory; Skyler, daughter of Rick & Katie;
Kenzi, daughter of Jesse & Ashley; and Alaina, daughter of Scott & Nicole

Catholic Evangelization Outreach

Our next CEO (Catholic Evangelization Outreach) will be held at All Saints on Thursday, May 9 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Parishioner Cynthia Gunsolly, OFS will share how our Lord’s grace worked in her life and in er family’s life.  A light meal will be served. Childcare is available.  This event is FREE and ALL are welcome!  Bring a friend!!