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Saint John the Baptist, Waunakee

209 South Street, Waunakee, WI, 53597




Weekly Mass Times

Weekday Masses: Monday - Friday  8:00 AM

Saturday: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM 

Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM Español 



Mondays and Tuesdays after morning Mass and Saturday 4:00 PM 

Adoration and Benediction

9 am - 9 pm in Chapel


Watch Mass Via Live Stream

Members of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church and Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church have the option to attend Mass from home. Saint John the Baptist Church streams Saturday and Sunday services to its YouTube channel, where Parishioners can watch live. Please check back to confirm Mass times.

Road to Tanzania...Father Fagan

Roads to Life Tanzania, Inc. is an American nonprofit organization building and expanding health care facilities, education and spiritual life in the Nkololo village of Tanzania. With the help of volunteers and your donations, we work to provide healthcare, and educate young men and women in Nkololo.  

To learn more about Road to Tanzania or donate please check out the website at 

Fr Fagan shared this recent news report about the new hospital.


Honor the Past...Plan for the Future


The Congregation of St. John the Baptist in Waunakee was established in 1874 with the blessing of the Most Reverend John Martin Henni, Archbishop of Milwaukee. Reverend W. G. Miller supervised St. John the Baptist, which was a mission of his parish, St. Mary of the Lake in Westport. At the time, the congregation was composed of nineteen German Catholic families from the Westport and Ashton/Springfield Corners areas* and Mass was celebrated twice a month in Waunakee. These founding families treasured their faith and sacrificed greatly in order to build a Catholic school for their children’s education. Money was scarce, but the parishioners purchased a site and erected a one-room frame building which served as a church and school. 

In 1875, a separate school was built and staffed by lay teachers. Father Miller remained pastor until September, 1880. He was succeeded by Reverend Francis X. Etschmann, also pastor of St. Mary of the Lake. Father Etschmann was in poor health, and found that shepherding both congregations was too great a task for him. He resigned in the summer of 1881 and was succeeded by the newly ordained Reverend Matthew M. Gerend... Read More


​Reverend Monsignor James L. Gunn

​Reverend Monsignor James L. Gunn


608.849.5121  Ext: 311 

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Parochial Vicar
849.5121 Ext: 353

Norbert Brunner



Father Joseph Bellamkonda 

Norbert Brunner

Jackie Nerat

Jackie Nerat

Business Manager
608.849.5121 Ext: 118​

Kim Piazza

Kim Piazza

Administrative Assistant
​608.849.5121 Ext: 136

Eileen Daley

Eileen Daley​​

Evangelization & Catechesis Coordinator

​​608.849.5325 Ext: 174


Rufino Arce

Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

608.849.5121 Ext: 312

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