St. John The Baptist

Parish Life

Parish Life offers the opportunity for our faith community to come together, to grow in faith and service to one another, striving to deepen ones relationship with the Lord through the sharing of ones gifts. 


Homebound Ministry is an essential ministry of our faith community. 

Our Priest and Deacons visit the homebound parishioners in our community once a month.
Our Lay ministers visit weekly to administer the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Names of parishioners in special need of prayer are published weekly in the parish bulletin.
Please call the rectory if you wish to receive the Sacraments or wish to have your name added to the prayer list.

For further information contact the Parish Office: [email protected]

Marian Theatre Guild is Whiting’s longest running community theatre!

Since the days of Jim LaPert back in the 1920’s, St. John’s has had a rich history of performance. Today, The Theatre Guild continues that long tradition of producing excellent drama and musical Theatre in our School/Parish auditorium.

The group was originally organized as a social activity for the parishioners in 1926 with its first production called “Mammy’s Lil’ Wild Rose.” It officially became “The Drama Club” in 1928. It continues today as an award winning Theatre steeped in theatrical and community history.

Two shows per year are presented: one in the spring and one in the fall season. Auditions to the shows are open to everyone.

For further information contact the Marian Theatre Guild Box office at: 219-473-7555.

Rosary Society

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The purpose of the Rosary Society is to cultivate and promote devotion to our Lord and His Mother by attendance at monthly Benediction and the daily recitation of the rosary. The Society welcomes all women of the parish.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of most months and begins at 1:00 pm with the praying of the Rosary followed by a meeting and refreshments. 

Members are assigned to a group called a “Rose” made up of a Promoter and 14 women. Each woman is assigned to pray one Mystery of the rosary daily. Beside the recitation of the rosary, members are asked to attend wakes and funerals of deceased members, the monthly meeting and various social affairs sponsored by the Society.

For further information contact: Joyce Wagner at [email protected]