Two Parishes - One Faith

St. Mary & St. John the Baptist Catholic Parishes

Learn about who we are, our mission, and find answers to frequently asked questions.



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The Parish Support you give to St. Mary's and St. John the Baptist is used for the day-to-day operation of the parish and our programs. You may set up a one-time or recurring donation to either parish. All donations are greatly appreciated! God bless!

St. Mary's Mass Times

528 Second Street
Menasha, WI 54952

Daily Mass:
Tuesday 7:30 am and Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 pm 
Sunday at 10:30 am

Tuesday: 7:00 - 7:25 am and 12 - 1 pm

Wednesday: 6:30 - 6:55 pm and 12 - 1 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday 6:45 - 7:25 and 12 - 1 pm / Wednesday 6:00 pm
- 6:55 pm and 12 - 1pm



528 Second Street
Monday-Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm

Summer Hours
(Memorial Day-Labor Day)

Mon – Thurs 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to noon.
(Closed Good Friday afternoon, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)

St. John's Mass Times

516 De Pere Street
Menasha, WI 54952

Daily Mass:
Thursday at 7:30 am and Friday at 7:00 pm

Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm 
Sunday at 9:00 am 

Thursday: 7:00 - 7:25 am and 12 - 1 pm
Friday: 6:30 - 6:55 pm and 12 - 1 pm
Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursday 6:45 - 7:25 am and 12 - 1 pm / Friday 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm and 12 - 1pm
Thursday: 7:00 - 7:15 am

Welcome to our new Administrator, Fr. Michael Lightner!  Welcome to our
Parish Family of St. Mary and St. John the Baptist.  Come Holy Spirit!



In order to create more opportunities for people to have the ability to attend daily mass, the following new daily Mass schedule will begin July 6, 2021. Note also the extra opportunities for Confession and adoration over the lunch hour.
St. Mary/St. John Daily Mass Times

TuesdaySt. Mary
Adoration – 6:45 – 7:25 am,
Confession 7-7:25 am
Mass – 7:30am
Confession/Adoration – 12-1pm

WednesdaySt. Mary
Confession/Adoration – 12-1pm
Adoration – 6-6:55 pm,
Confession 6:30 – 6:55pm
Mass – 7 pm

ThursdaySt. John the Baptist
Adoration – 6:45 – 7:25 am,
Confession 7-7:25 am
Mass – 7:30 am
Confession/Adoration – 12-1 pm

FridaySt. John the Baptist
Confession/Adoration – 12-1 pm
Adoration – 6- 6:55 pm,
Confession 6:30 – 6:55 pm
Mass – 7 pm 





There’s no sugar-coating it: Our country is going through a dark time. But we believe God is calling us to change the course of history, taking seriously our duty of Christian witness.

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, we began to act on that belief!
You are invited to join in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with prayers for our nation and the Most Holy Rosary each Thursday from 12-1pm at St. John the Baptist from May 13 (Feast of Our Lady of Fatima) through October 7 (Our Lady of the Rosary).  Please note, Confession will also be available during this Holy Hour.
Together, we will adore Jesus Christ, and invite Him to make Himself fully present in our land, and by His Presence, to free it from the powers of darkness. 

 “I am convinced that a movement of restoring Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the spiritual therapeutic for cleansing our country of demonic influence and opening the floodgates of grace that will heal our land … bringing our country back to the spiritual health of being One Nation Under God once again.” – Fr. Richard Heilman


Both Parishes will be holding Trustee Elections at Masses the weekend of September 11 & 12.  The Parish Announcements are as follows:

St Mary -

St. Mary is restarting the trustee elections which were paused in June.  Your Election Committee-Richard DeKleyn, Joe Fahley and Bill Walsh, will be facilitating the process.

 The election is for secretary trustee, currently held by Alex Wolf.  New nomination forms may be found near the ballot box in the Link.  You will need to submit a new nomination form even if you submitted one prior to the pause as these forms have been discarded.

Please note that unlike the previous forms, the new ones require your name as well as those of the person or persons you nominate, but do not require any signatures.  We will collect nominations through August 22. During the following week, all nominees approved by Fr. Lightner will be contacted to see if they are willing to serve. We will announce all approved nominees August 28, followed by short biographies that will appear in the bulletin, with the official election being held on September 11 & 12.

Please prayerfully consider whether you or someone you know may be called to this important position.


St. John the Baptist Parish will be beginning the nominations process for both Secretary Trustee and Treasurer Trustee, with the official election to be held the weekend of September 11 & 12.

 Your election committee - Jennifer Lee, Dan Unruh, and Gary Coopman - will be facilitating this process. 

 For the following three weekends, St. John the Baptist parishioners will have the opportunity to submit nominations before and after Mass.  If you wish to nominate someone, forms will be available in the pews beginning next weekend and should be dropped off before or immediately after Mass in the elections box located in the back of church.  The box will not be available at other times during the week. 

 Please note that previously submitted forms have been discarded and the new forms have been revised.  Therefore, if you previously submitted a nomination form, you would need to resubmit the revised form.  If you previously signed someone else’s nomination form and wish for them to be nominated, please fill out a new nomination form. 

 Forms should be signed, and there should be only one signature per form. 

 Completed forms for St. John the Baptist trustees will be accepted through Mass dismissal on Sunday, August 22.  Forms should only be submitted via the designated lockbox in the back of St. John the Baptist church.  Please DO NOT put them in the collection basket or drop them off at the parish office. 

 Please prayerfully consider whether you or someone you know may be called to either of these important positions!


What is a trustee?
A parish trustee is an active, responsible parish member who is called to serve the parish as advisor and counselor. The treasurer trustee holds an important role in the parish community as a member of the Finance Council. The secretary trustee holds an important role in the parish community as a member of the Pastoral Council. In the civil corporate entity of the parish, a trustee is a member of the corporate board and serves as a trustworthy advisor to the pastor. The Trustee is also concerned for the well- being and on-going development of a vibrant faith community. Trustees must be informed, involved and concerned about the parish and its members. An effective trustee brings trust, harmony, wisdom and counsel to the various aspects of parish life. At St. Mary & St. John, the trustees regularly consult with the trustees of the other three Menasha-Neenah parishes.
What is a secretary trustee?
The secretary trustee works with the pastor to oversee corporate, non-financial record-keeping at the parish, such as corporate minutes from the Annual Meeting as well as other documents, notices and correspondence. The secretary trustee is a full member of the parish Pastoral Council and receives minutes from the Finance Council.
What is a treasurer trustee?
The treasurer trustee, along with the finance council, assists the pastor to assure the keeping of accurate and detailed accounts of all receipts and disbursements for the parish in such form and manner as shall be required by the Diocese of Green Bay. Many parishes have paid staff to carry out these accounting functions. The treasurer trustee’s role with the finance council is to assist the Pastor with parish financial activities. Activities include the care and custody of funds, assets, banking, credit and insurance. 
For a detailed overview of the diocesan description of the trustee position,
go to

Click for:

Bishop Ricken's Letter to each Parish

Parishioner Survey Results

Bishop Ricken's Directives for St. Mary & St. John

St. John the Baptist report of financial procedures review can be found here -->
Click HERE to view St. John Report

St. Mary report of financial procedures review can be found
here -->
Click HERE to view St. Mary report

Live Stream Masses:
Daily Mass - Tues & Fri at 8:10 am and Wed & Thurs at 7:30 am
Saturday Mass - 5:30 pm from St. Mary
Sunday Mass  - 9 am from St. John 

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Joshua 1:9!

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We would love to improve our communication with you. We encourage you to download our Parish App. It will allow us to keep in touch and send important parish notifications. We want to use this NEW communication method to reach our SM/SJ Parish Family. Contact us with any questions regarding this communication platform! 




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Growing in Faith Together 
 "We are a group of Fox Valley Catholic Parishes working together to offer engaged programming, dynamic speakers and a community among all the Fox Valley parishes. Through GIFT's programming, we will grow in our faith TOGETHER."

Growing In Faith Together

Fr. Paider Farewell Mass and Social 6/4/2021

2021 Mission Trip to Harlen, KY

Confirmation Retreat 2021



To focus on the Eucharist as the source of our foundation and have the commitment to Strengthen our Faith Journey through the sacraments, continued prayer, education and service with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.





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St. Mary Elementary

St. Mary Elementary School

540 Second Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
School Day: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

School office725-5351
email: Mrs. Sandra Piotrowski at 
[email protected].