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Young Adult Ministry

There are many young adult communities and events throughout the Twin Cities. Check out the page HERE to learn about all things young adults in the Archdiocese. New in town or have been here a while and looking to get involved? Check out this article from MSP Catholic. Into the Deep and I.D. Retreats Contact …

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Youth Ministry

“The Church needs your momentum, your intuitions, your faith” Pope Francis Join our e-mail list to stay in the loop with youth ministry events and permission slips, to volunteer, or with ideas and opportunities! Contact the parish office to learn more. Contact:Parish Officestjohns@stjohns-excelsior.org952.474.8868

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation First Sacraments & Confirmation The universal Church along with our local ordinary has requested that all sacramental preparations be completed within the parish community. With this directive in mind and in an attempt to keep the integrity and character of each sacrament intact, we ask …

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If you are interested in registering for 2022/2023 Faith Formation, please contact the Director of Faith Formation, Sara Magnus at or at the parish office at 952-474-8868 ext. 207 Registration for the 2023-2024 year will open in August 2023.

Weekly Classes

Weekly Classes for Children and Youth There are many wonderful opportunities for children and youth, families and adults, to grow in their Catholic Faith and their personal relationship with God. We offer different methods of formation to best serve each child and teen based on where they are in their development. See below for more …

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Faith Formation

Check out our weekly class options HERE. Registration for all Faith Formation Classes will open on August 1st, 2022! If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 952-474-8868 ext. 207 or send an email to

Returning to the Church?

Are you a Catholic who hasn’t been around for awhile? Would you like to learn more about the faith, or are you considering joining, and have a background in another Christian faith tradition? Grew up Catholic but were never confirmed?  Join us for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), a program to address any …

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Register with the Parish

Join our Parish Community If you are considering joining St. John the Baptist Parish, please contact the Parish Office at 952-474-8868 to schedule an appointment where you’ll get to take a tour of the Church, have a ‘welcome to St. John’s meeting’ with Father Carlson, and fill out a simple registration form (or you can …

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Stewardship & Donations

2022 Our Gifts, God’s Work Stewardship Program Thank you for your generous support of our “Our Gifts, God’s Work” increased offertory giving program! Several weeks ago, we began this important parish-wide program and we are seeing signs that our offertory collections are growing through the generosity of YOU, our faithful parish community. Check out the …

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