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It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss

of our beloved pastor Fr. Tim Bannes.

Words cannot express our sorrow and loss and yet we remember that we are a people of hope.  We remember the hope that Fr. Bannes gave us with his joyful presence, his sense of humor, his kind, peaceful and compassionate heart and his deep faith in and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother Mary.  It is the tender love of Our Lady and the Resurrection of her son, Jesus that gives us the hope that Father Tim is at peace and rest with our Eternal Father, and it is for this that we as a family pray.  We pray too for Father Tim's family in this time of mourning and loss that they may be comforted.


Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord

And let perpetual light shine upon him

May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed

rest in peace.


In the following pages, we hope to give you a taste of our parish as well as information in case you are considering moving to, or visiting this area.

Thank you for your visit.

Check out our School Website or our School Calendar

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Safe Environment Program Office

Safe Environment Program Policies, Information and Resources

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Protecting God's Children Workshops

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Mission Statement Minimize

We, the parish community of St. John the Baptist Gildehaus are called by baptism to continue Christ's mission through education, example and service.  We are nourished by Word, Worship and Sacrament.  We dedicate ourselves to minister through our time, talent and treasure.

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Prayer of St. Francis Minimize

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.