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 - June 2019
          Note: From July 1, 2016 until July 1, 2019, the parish was "twinned" with St. Benedict Parish in Avon.            Beginning in July 2019, the parish shared its pastor with St. Joseph's parish. 
Jerome Tupa, OSB: July 2019 - July 2021
Roger Klassen, OSB, July 2021 -