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 and Friday at 8:10am

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 pm - ad orientem
Sunday at 10:30 am

Tuesday: 7:45 - 8:00 am

Friday: 7:45 - 8:00 am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday and Friday 7:00 am
- 8:00 am

St. Mary is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 am through 1:00 pm for personal prayer.


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:
Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 am

Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm 
Sunday at 9:00 am - ad orientem

Wednesday: 7:00 - 7:15 am
Thursday: 7:00 - 7:15 am
Saturday: 3:00-3:45pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesday and Thursday 6:45 am - 7:20 am

St. John is open Tuesday evenings from 6:00 through 7:30 pm for personal prayer.


St. Mary is accepting nominations for the position of Secretary Trustee.

Although the normal schedule has been disrupted by the pandemic, St. Mary will hold a trustee election at the end of June, prior to Fr. Lightner’s arrival in July. St. Mary’s Secretary Trustee’s term expires in September. Alex Wolf currently serves as Secretary Trustee. Nominations of any parishioner in good standing can be made by placing nomination slips in the ballot boxes at the back of both churches after Mass, or in the office during the week between now and Sunday, June 13th. The nomination slips can be found in the church, in the office, or online. Any parishioner who receives ten nominations, is approved by the pastor, and accepts the nomination, will be placed on the ballot.  These candidates’ names will be introduced at Masses on June 19th and 20th, and short biographies will appear in the bulletin. Elections will be held at St. Mary on June 27th, with all St. Mary parishioners eighteen and older being eligible to cast a paper ballot.
Click Here for St. Mary Nomination Form-->   SM Nomination Form

St. John the Baptist is accepting nominations for the position of
Secretary and Treasurer Trustee.

St. John the Baptist trustee elections will be held on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27.  Please prayerfully consider whether you or someone you know may be called to either role of Secretary or Treasurer Trustee. Any candidate 21+ years of age who receives ten nominations, is approved by the pastor, and accepts the nomination will be placed on the ballot for the final vote, which will take place the weekend of June 26-27. 
 Nomination forms can be found in the back of church, at the parish office, and on our website, along with additional details on trustee roles and responsibilities.  Completed forms should be deposited in a designated lock box in the back of church or at the parish office, by no later than June 13. Thank you to Jane Julius and Jennifer Farrell who have served our parish as Secretary Trustee and Treasurer Trustee for this past term. Your election committee is Jennifer Lee, Dan Unruh, and Gary Coopman. 

Click Here for St. John the Baptist Nomination Form-->  SJ Nomination Form
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

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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 

Live Streaming on Facebook Live, (@menashacatholicparishes) you don’t need a Facebook account go to:

You are invited and encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion.








We want to make sure that all are aware that until further notice, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been reinstated by Bishop Ricken.

Please know, that even with the reinstatement, St. Mary and St. John the Baptist will continue to celebrate Mass publically with our normail daily and weekend Mass schedule for those who are able to attend and willing to strictly follow the proper health protocols. During this time of increased infection, our parish will to be even more vigilant in observing the health protocols shared in the diocesan guidelines to help prevent the spread of disease and allow as many people as is safe to come to Mass without fear of infection. The wearing of masks is mandatory at Masses celebrated here and throughout our diocese. We continue to strongly encourage everyone to observe social distancing and  frequent hand hygiene.  We further ask that those who wish to receive communion on the tongue wait and come up at the end of the line for Communion. We thank you for your support and compliance as we find ourselves in this time of very high alert throughout the diocese.

We would also like to limit access to the parish office at this time.  We encourage you to call in your scrip orders, that will allow us to have the scrip order ready for you and hand it to you in the vestibule. This has worked well and makes it safe and easy for both you and our parish staff.  Thank you!



Joshua 1:9!

Facebook (@Menashacatholicparishes) and our Website are our primary means of communication during this time.  Please “like” and follow our Facebook page and bookmark our website:


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

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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].