St. John The Baptist

St. John the Baptist

Join us for Live Streaming Mass Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Click on the link below

Please note that Sunday mass will move to 10:30 am starting on September 13, 2020

We welcome one of our 1st Communicants this week. Jose Perez Jr.

Please visit a "Message from Father Mark" below to view his weekly blog/homily. Just posted is Fr Marks message to Parishioners. 

Family Mass will begin in September on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:00am. Led by our Contemporary Musicians. Please join us!

The following  is a message from the bishops of Indiana:

“While commending our pastors and pastoral life coordinators who have gone to great lengths to assure safe worship spaces in our churches, due to the increase in the COVID-19 cases in our state, the Indiana bishops have decided to extend the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass attendance beyond August 15 until November 1, 2020, unless further developments determine otherwise.”

Live Streaming events for the week

Joyce McCrea Memorial Mass   August 15. 2020 at 10:00am 

Please visit our Social Media sites listed below for a library of weekly mass and prayer services. 

St John the Baptist Facebook Page
St John the Baptist You Tube Channel    .... 

Follow the links below for the Diocese of Gary

       A message from our Bishop- Mass Obligation

Video Message from Bishop McClory/Mass Obligation

Diocese of Gary Website

Send a Prayer Request to Bishop McClory

Bishop McClory call to prayer

Bishop McClory Letter regarding Reopening

Bishop McClory Easter Update

Diocese of Gary Press Release 5/6/2020

Bishop Update Covid- 19 May 4, 2020

A Message from Father Mark Peres

August 9, 2020

19 TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR AWhen Jesus said, come, Peter got out of ... Read More »

Letter to Parishioners

July 17, 2020


My dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This letter comes ... Read More »

July 19, 2020

16TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ANot long ago, I talked on the phone with ... Read More »

Please note that Liturgical Services have been adjusted to begin the process of re opening our church amidst this pandemic. 

We invite you to come back to in person Sunday 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 for weekly Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. We can seat up to 100 people socially distanced. Face masks are required

We invite you to come back to in person Daily Mass resuming on June 28, 2020 at 7:00 am, reservations are not needed. Face masks are required.

Sunday Mass will continue to be Live streamed onto our Website, Facebook page, and You tube Channel weekly at 10:00 am; 10:30 am starting on September 13, 2020. The link is above. 

St. John the Baptist Church:
- Sunday -10:00 a.m. Reservations needed 10:30 am starting on September 13, 2020
- Monday through Friday - 7:00 a.m.

St. Adalbert Church:
- Saturday - 4:30 p.m. (Currently still suspended)

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


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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