St. John The Baptist

St. John the Baptist

Join us in person for daily and weekly mass. 

Live streaming Mass Links

Live Streaming events for the week


Upcoming events/Announcement

Lenten Concert Series

Everyone is invited to the free Lenten Concerts at 4:00pm Sunday, February 26th, March 5, 12, 19, 26 at St John the Baptist Church.  These concerts offer both classical and contemporary music for your inspiration and refreshment. Why not give yourself one hour each Sunday, surrounded by the beauty of St John Church and the melodious sounds of well trained musicians. As in the past, free will offering is accepted.

  • February 26th- Michigan City Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • March 5th- Whiting Park Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • March 12th- St John the Evangelist Praise Ensemble
  • March 19th- Soprano-Mary Ann Poracky Beatty & Mark James Meier, Pianist 
  • March 26th- Parish Mission Concert- Daniel Oberreuter

Sponsored by Baran Funeral Home


ALPHA Program

This years ALPHA program will be held on Tuesdays from 6:15-8:00pm in the St John the Baptist Mural Room. Please enter the school on 119th street entrance.

You must pre register for this event, please call 219-659-0023 to register

Alpha dates are as follows

  • February 7,14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 25th is the ALPHA day of Retreat
  • April 4, 11



Thank you to all who supported this annual fundraising event. We are very grateful for your continued support. 


Our Room Rentals and Catering are available once again!!  Please call the Rectory- 219-659-0023 to reserve a room for your family events



Held in the Centennial Room of St John the Baptist Church

  • Daily following 7:00am mass
  • Saturdays 3:00pm 
  • 1st Friday Devotions are held on the 1st Friday of each month from 3:30-6:00pm-
    • Come away to a peaceful place at St. John the Baptist Church, apart from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 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.  


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.





Capital Campaign to repair the heating system 

A Message from Father Mark Peres

2022- 2023 Program year

Faith Formation Program for the 2022- 2023 Program year will begin on September 11, ... Read More »

A Tale of Two Churches

   A Tale of Two Churches is a must see exhibit. Memorabilia from St. ... Read More »

An Anniversary Thank You

As we joyful remember our 120th Parish  Anniversary, celebrated on April 23rd 2022, the ... Read More »

We invite you to join us for weekly mass. Face masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated

Family Mass will be held the 2nd Sunday of every month at 10:30am resuming in August

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. 
- Monday through Friday - 7:00 a.m. 

St. Adalbert Church:
- Saturday - 4:30 p.m

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

March 25th, 2021- Bishop McClory

April 8, 2021- Bishop McClory

April 15, 2021 Bishop McClory

April 22, 2021 Bishop McClory

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 Community events are being scheduled. Feel free to contact us to schedule your event.