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Parish Mission Statement:


We the people of the Catholic community of St. John the Baptist,

a parish of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, gather as a Eucharist-centered community.

 We are charged, by our baptism in Christ, to worship, live and share the word of God in holiness.

 We are called to lifelong faith formation. We are committed to the loving service of all Godís creation through acts of mercy, justice and stewardship.



Welcome Message

Sue Schettler


Mass Schedule


Sunday Mass

Sunday at 8:30 AM


Additional Weekend Masses
All Saints: Sat. 4:00 PM, Sun. 10:30 AM
St. Isidore: Sat. 6:00 PM


Daily Mass

As stated in the bulletin

Rosary prayed at 8:10 a.m. on Fridays


Sundays at 8:00 am or by appointment


Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Phone: 319-895-6246

Fax: 319-895-0973


Staff Directory


Sue Schettler - Parish Life Coordinator

Office Phone: 319-895-6246

Emergency & Evenings: 319-895-6408 or 319-899-3687

Email: suestjohn@q.com


Rev. John R. Flaherty - Parish Priest
720 29th St. SE, 52403-3099
All Saints Office: 319-363-6130
Email: dbq026@arch.pvt.k12.ia.us


Linda Hansmeier - Director of Faith Formation

Office Phone: 319-895-6758

Email: lindastjohn@q.com

Office Hours: 8:30-3:30, M-Th


Charlene Vig - Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Office Phone: 319-895-6246

Email: charlenestjohn@q.com

Office Hours: 8:30-3:30, M-Th

Loraine Kula - Secretary / Bookkeeper

Office Phone: 319-895-6246

Email: lorainestjohn@q.com


Theresa Sundstrom - Coordinator of Music


Email: theresastjohn@q.com


Parish Pro :

The Catholic community of St. John the Baptist serves the needs of people from the Lisbon, Mt. Vernon, and rural Cedar Rapids, Ely, and Springville areas. The parish has a membership of approximately 400 households or about 1,200 souls. The parish offers mass each weekend at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Religious education is scheduled from mid-September through April for 325 students (grades pre-12th). In addition to our Eucharistic life and religious formation, the parish offers activities throughout the year for families, elderly, and youth. The parish no longer has a resident priest. In 2002 Archbishop Hanus of Dubuque appointed a Parish Life Coordinator, Susan Schettler, to oversee the on-going day to day operation of the parish. Fr. Jack Flaherty serves the parish as sacramental priest, presiding at our Eucharistic and sacramental celebrations. The parish is a vital and viable Catholic faith community, grounded in the Mission of Christ.


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