Stones and Hills

Stones and Hills / Steine und Huegel 

Reflections: St. John the Baptist Parish, 1875-1975

NOTE:  This book is available in the SJU Library's General Collection: BX 4603 .C64 S85 1975

From the Forward: "Many St. John the Baptist parishioners authored this book. In mid-1973, in its initial planning sessions for the centennial celebration, the parish council commissioned that a history of the parish he prepared. What resulted here two years later is not a detailed history of the parish from 1875 to 1975; rather it is an accounting of major events of that century's parish life and more importantly a reflection through anecdotes and photos of the flavor of that life."

Front Cover, inside flaps*, Title page, Contents, Forward (1.88 MB)

* Inside front flap: plat map for 1894
* Inside back flap: plat map for 1974

Chapter 1: Beginnings (pp. 0-23) (4.79 MB)

Chapter 2: Liturgy

part 1 (pp. 24-40) (3.06 MB)
part 2 (pp. 41-53) (2.66 MB)
part 3 (pp. 54-59) (1.51 MB)

Chapter 3: Traditions

part 1 (pp. 60-71) (2.69 MB)
part 2 (pp. 72-87) (2.97 MB)
part 3 (pp. 88-99) (2.14 MB)
part 4 (pp. 100-112) (2.83 MB)
part 5 (pp. 113-120) (1.47 MB)

Chapter 4: Education (pp. 120-151) (5.99 MB)

 

Chapter 5: Projections (pp. 152-156) (920 KB)

 

Appendix 1: Parish Founding Charter (pp. 157-159) (462 KB)

Appendix 2: Pastors (pp. 160-163) (748 KB)   Note:  For a listing of the most recent pastors, see below.

Appendix 3:

part 1: Cemetery photos (pp. 164-165) (332 KB)
part 2: Faithful Departed A-Ph (pp. 166-174) (1.49 MB)
part 3: Faithful Departed  Pi-Z (pp. 175-180 and back cover) (1.18 MB)

or: Appendices 1-3 (pp. 157-174) (2.99 MB)

Pastors of the Parish since the publication of Stones and Hills:

Kieran Nolan, OSB:  Aug. 1972 - July 1978
Roger Klassen, OSB:  July 20, 1978 - June 1990
Robert Pierson, OSB:  July 1990 - June 1991
Simeon Thole, OSB:  July 1991 - June 1996
Jonathan Licari, OSB:  July 1996 - May 2001
Blane Wasnie, OSB:  August 2001 - June 2003
Eugene McGlothlin, OSB:  July 2003 - August 2010
Jerome Tupa, OSB: August 2010 - June 2012
Wilfred Theisen, OSB, interim pastor:  June - August 2012
Nathanael Hauser, OSB:  September 2012 - August 2014
Gregory Miller, OSB:  August 2014 -