St. John The Baptist

St. John the Baptist

Join us in person or virtually for weekly mass. 

Confessions are held in the Centennial Room of St John the Baptist Church

  • Daily following 7:00am mass
  • Saturdays 3:00pm
  • 1st Friday Devostions are held on the 1st Friday of each month-
    • Come away to a peaceful place at St. John Church apart from the hustle bustle and noise of daily life.  On Friday, March 5, 3:30-6:00p.m. Eucharistic Adoration offers every individual silent time with our risen Lord.  Bring you worries, your concerns, your sorrows and your joys before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Savor the quiet time as you calm yourself, relax, and converse with God

Fr Mark's weekly homily can be viewed in his blog post under News and Events tab/Message from our Pastor

Live Streaming events for the week

Upcoming events/Announcement -

Easter Food Drive begins Monday March 8th and will continue through Palm Sunday. Canned Food and Toiletries can be dropped off at the Church from 7:30-8:30 am daily, Rectory side porch daily, or brought to mass with you on Sunday. Gift cards are also welcomed to help families purchase items that are not donated. See bulletin for further information 

Weekly Lenten journey for all- "Come to the Quiet"

Join us Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm for an opportunity to spend some quiet time with the Lord. We will live stream this event each week as well as welcome guests in person, please enter the parking lot doors. 

Link is above 


Please visit our Social Media sites listed below for a library of our streamed mass and prayer services. Also available on the News and Events Tab/Liturgical Support.

Diocesan information can be found under the News and Events Tab/Diocesan Resource Tab.

Indiana bishops extend Sunday Mass dispensation for those who are unable to attend in person due to age or sickness. Please read the attached letter.



Bell Tower Capital Campaign

Please watch this Recording of the Town Hall Meeting held on November 15th. Link will be posted once the Town hall is completed.

Our Capital Campaign is underway to repair our beloved Bell Tower. In an effort to keep you updated and needed information accesible to you, I will use this page to do so. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contac the rectory at 219-659-0023.

Letter to our Community

Pledge Card

Bell Tower Meeting November 15, 2020

A Message from Father Mark Peres

March 7- Easter Tree

Hello Class!

Our class will be on March 7th at 9:30 am.


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March 7 - Bens Box

Hello Class!

March 7ths class will start at 8:30 am.

Passcode is in email.

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March 11, 2021 Class Information

Hello Families, Here is the link for class on March 11, 2021 at 3:30pm

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We invite you to come back to in person Weekend Liturgy we have been hard at work creating a safe  experience for you. Please call the rectory to reserve a spot for you and your family. Face masks are required

Sunday Mass will continue to be Live streamed onto our Website, Facebook page, and You tube Channel weekly at 10:30 am. Monthly Family Mass will be held the 2nd Sunday of every month at 10:30am. 

Confession Schedule is as follows. Confession is held in the St John Centennial Room. 

  • Daily following 7:00am mass
  • Saturdays at 3:00pm

St. John the Baptist Church:
- Sunday -10:30 a.m. Reservations needed, call 219-659-0023, Seating limited to 100
- Monday through Friday - 7:00 a.m. No reservation needed


St. Adalbert Church:
- Saturday - 4:30 p.m., Reservations needed, call 219-659-0023. Seating limited to 45

Live feed of Sunday Mass with Bishop McClory from the Cathedral Sunday at 11:00 a.m, visit                Diocese of Gary


1849 Lincoln Ave. 
Whiting, IN 46394-1550

Phone: 219-659-0023

Fax: 219-473-7551


CSA Update

Support for Catholic Service Appeal is needed now more than ever. Please consider participating. Watch the video below. 

CSA Promotional Video 2020

St John the Baptist Catholic Church


Welcome to the Whiting Catholic community which now includes the parishes of St. Adalbert and the historic St. John the Baptist (est. 1897). Since 1921 the Missionaries of the Precious Blood religious order have served this community by sharing the mission and ministry of their founder, St. Gaspar, and his charism of reconciliation. We invite you to explore our family here!

Please Note- All Community Events are Postponed until further notice. Updated 7/10/2020