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Saint John the Baptist, Waunakee

209 South Street, Waunakee, WI, 53597

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

CATHOLIC CHURCH

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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 


 

Confession

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

Adoration and Benediction

Thursdays
9 am - 9 pm in Chapel

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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.

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COVID-19 Updates

Learn what the Catholic Diocese of Madison is doing to address  the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the Catholic community.

ABOUT SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST 

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

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CONTACT US

​Reverend Monsignor James L. Gunn

​Reverend Monsignor James L. Gunn
 

​Pastor​

608.849.5121  Ext: 311 

jgunn@stjb.org 

Father Vincent Racanelli

Parochial Vicar
849.5121 Ext: 303

vracanelli@stjb.org

Norbert Brunner

Deacon

608.335.6925

nbrunner@tds.net

Father Vincent Racanelli
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Norbert Brunner
 

Jackie Nerat

Jackie Nerat
 

Business Manager
608.849.5121 Ext: 118​
jnerat@stjb.org

Kim Piazza

Kim Piazza
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Administrative Assistant
​608.849.5121 Ext: 136
kpiazza@stjb.org

Eileen Daley

Eileen Daley​​

Evangelization & Catechesis Coordinator

​​608.849.5325 Ext: 174

edaley@stjb.org