St. John's Parish Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of St. John's Parish, in union with the Catholic Church throughout the world, to proclaim and celebrate Jesus Christ as the center of our lives and to make disciples for Jesus through word, worship, service and stewardship.

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Welcome to St. John's Catholic Church in Darwin, MN. We invite parishioners, visitors and new comers to be part of our parish. The links below will take you to most of the information about our parish. We invite you to check out our web site and come spend some time with us.

If you have any questions please call or send us an email or Register On Line Here

(Click here for information on our Area Faith Community)

Check out the new Portal Page

Current Bulletin

Are you looking for Catholic resources and products?  Check out the new Parish Web Store Here

A new web based Bible

Support our youth attending the Catholic Heart Youth Camp
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2012/2013 Annual Report to the Parish Catholics Come Home - Click Here St John's Catholic Cemetery
 Adult Formation Brief Catechism for Adults  
About Us
Current Bulletin
Area Faith Community Calendars
Coming Events
Join Us
Young Adults
Parish Administration

Canon Law Made Easy

Contact Us
Current Reading
Liturgical Ministries
Charismatic Newsletter
St. John's

New Ulm Diocese CCW

St. John's Council of

Catholic Women

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Council 13122

Knights of Columbus

KofC Council 13122

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Discover the Riches of the Mass


New Adult Education on St John's web site.

New:  Family Resources

Now includes New Evangelization

We Are Called to Action  Your action is requested now.

Marriage is unique for a reason. We invite you now to find out why:

  • Explore the four themes (and one in Spanish) at the top of this page

  • Brush up on the basics of marriage

  • Dive in deep to the Church's teaching

  • Join the conversation about marriage, children, society, and more!

  • Ask us your burning questions about marriage

Christ Our Life Campaign

A major fundraising effort that will help strengthen our parish & diocese is underway. The Christ Our Life Campaign will address the urgent needs of our parish as well as the need to replace the existing diocesan pastoral center.  Our Current Status is:

Date Total Goal # Gifts Pledged % of Goal % of Parish # in Parish
1/18/2013 $176,287 59 $91,245.00 52 20 300

The New Roman Missal! Click on the picture


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New on Adult Education Page: A video from Word on Fire

New on Young Adults: Fr. Barron on World Youth Day

Father Robert Barron's Word On Fire programs are broadcast regularly on
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YouTube Channel, and the Word on Fire website

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Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Click here for one resource and more information.

Click here to send an email to Fr.Joseph A. Steinbeisser

The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The complete text of the Roman Missal is still undergoing final editing by Vatican officials. It is expected to be forwarded to Conferences of Bishops later this spring, at which time it will be prepared for publication. Click here for new resources.

Saint of the Day with patron saints, saints by name or by date, and now with streaming audio!

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