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Jesus wants to spend an hour of prayer with each parishioner every week. Our parishes offer perpetual adoration of the Eucharist at St. Ann's Office Adoration Chapel. Perpetual Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration from 8:00 a.m. Monday to 8...

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Our parishes like to celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick in the midst of the community, so anointing services are held semi-annually. Primary contact:  Fr. Aaron Kuhn Phone:  218-631-1593 Email:  fatheraaronk...

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Baptism Preparation Parents are the primary teachers of faith for their children. Baptismal preparation insures that parents are aware of the importance of the Sacrament of Baptism for their children, as well as the obligations of living the Ch...

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Bereavement ministry reaches out to those who have suffered a loss and are desiring companionship.

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Town festival for Bluffton, held in the Fall season.

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Cemeteries St. Ann's Cemetery (Calvary Cemetery) is located on Franklin Drive SW, next to Wadena Cemetery. Click here [link to cemetery page] for more details. St. John the Baptist Cemetery is located behind SJB Church in Bluffton. Plea...

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Christian Women/Mothers SJB The Christian Mothers are a support group of women from SJB parish, who assist one another and the parish through regular gatherings and projects. Contact X for more information. Primary Contact: Phone: Email: ...

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Devotions & Processions The feast day of Saint Ann is celebrated on July 26th. The feast days of Saint John the Baptist are the memorial of his birth on June 24th, and the memorial of his death on August 29th. The Solemnity of Corpus Ch...

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Donations and Parish Projects Please download this project list to help us build up our parishes. St. Ann list St. John the Baptist list Donations may be directed to the parish offices. Anonymous donations are accepted and confidentiali...

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Education Committee (St. John) The Education Committee at St. John the Baptist parish seeks to develop our faith formation opportunities for all ages. It functions as a think tank and organizational committee. If you would like to help, please co...

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Facility Use Hosting Groups at the Parish: We like when people use our workspace for projects and meetings. We do ask that all requests be made through the parish secretaries and receive the permission of the pastor. Rent of space: groups fro...

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Fall Festival St. Ann's Fall Festival has been celebrated since 19XX, as a means to draw the parish together and raise funds for various projects. If you would like to help, please contact X. Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunte...

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Finance Council Every Catholic parish is required by canon law (church law) to have a finance council, which provides advice on financial matters related to the life of the parish. The St. Ann's finance council members are: X, Y, Z. The St....

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Funeral Volunteers Both of our parishes have volunteers who assist with food preparation, service, and clean-up. Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more information, click here.

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Holy Communion to Homebound & Hospitalized Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  At Mass To the Homebound To sign up for Holy Communion to be brought to you, call the parish office. Visits from the Pastor upon request. P...

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Knights of Columbus The Wadena area Knights of Columbus Council represents men from the parishes of Bertha, Bluffton, Henning, Menhagha, Verndale, and Wadena. Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more info...

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Lectors Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more information, click here.
Parish Library (St. Ann) Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more information, click here.
Marriage Preparation Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more information, click here.
Memorial Garden SA St. Ann's Memorial Peace Garden provides a long-lasting tribute to a loved one who has passed away, as well as offers a place for the survivors to remember and to heal. It offers a quiet place to reflect in prayer while l...

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Ministree Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more information, click here.
Money Counters Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more information, click here.
Musicians / Cantors / Choirs Primary Contact: Phone: Email: Volunteers needed: Meets on: For more information, click here.

The Parish Council is an advisory board for the pastor.

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The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (Children) is the process whereby non-Catholics can enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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