New Saturday Mass times

We recently changed our Saturday Mass times. Join us for the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist at the following times and locations:

  • 4 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. Saturdays at Shalom Lutheran Church

  • 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Harrisburg High School

Please note that masks are required at Saturday Masses and strongly encouraged at Sunday Mass.

Mass via Facebook at 9:30 a.m. and drive-thru communion at the parish chapel from 10:30-11:30 a.m. will continue on Sundays for those who are covered under the bishop's dispensation.

Parishioner Jen McKay found an unexpected roommate while on pilgrimage in Poland.

Witness Wednesdays

Each Wednesday, we'll bring you stories of how people have found faith relevant to their everyday lives and how they are sharing the faith with others. We invite you to share your story with us, too! Just send us an email with your name and story. For past stories, we invite you to check out our Witness Wednesday archive.

This week we hear from parishioner Jen McKay about the time she discovered Christ was her roommate.


As we prepare to celebrate the feast day of St. John Paul II tomorrow, we call to mind his famous quote, "Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure."

In Oct. 2018, Bishop Swain led an adventure--a pilgrimage--to JP2’s homeland. Fr. John and members of our parish family joined him for the journey to Poland. Labeling one of her many memories of the trip as, “The time Jesus was my roommate,” parishioner Jen McKay’s experience in Poland renewed her faith in Jesus and His presence in our everyday lives–-a very real presence she recalls after recognizing Christ was her roommate.

"If Jesus came back from the dead to dwell among us, what finite limitations can you put on God that He would simply stop that? He doesn't stop that. He doesn't stop being there and showing up and making you think of possibilities you couldn't think of yourself. It was in that moment when my faith went from despair to joy. All of us have valleys of despair and crosses to bear, but sometimes just being still and open is the best way to experience where Christ is present in your life."

Have you recognized Christ in a person in your life?

Annual Report Published

It's been another great year at St. John Paul II Parish! Our annual report to parishioners for FY 2019-2020 has been published and includes information about our financial status as well as religious education and other parish life data.

Review the report here.

Support the Parish through online giving

Did you know that 56% of financial gifts given to our parish last year came through electronic giving? Electronic giving is simple, safe, and secure. And better yet—you don't have to remember an envelope each weekend! Click the button above to start your electronic gift. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation on a frequency that you choose. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office. Thank you for your support of our parish!

Welcome to Saint John Paul II Catholic Parish! We are a missionary people who desire to live the fullness of God’s plan for our lives and families. In our need for salvation, we witness to the world — through our ordinary lives — that we have encountered Christ in Person, in Scripture, and in Sacrament.

We strive to make faith relevant to our daily lives through the recognition that God has come to us through His Son, Jesus Christ! We believe He dwells among among us: in our hearts, our homes, and our community of believers. You will find us in many ordinary places, and you'll also find us gathered together at the extraordinary altar for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Come and see what is happening in Harrisburg!

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday: 4 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. at Shalom Lutheran Church, 1000 E. Maple St., Harrisburg. Masks required.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. at Harrisburg High School, 1300 Willow St., Harrisburg

Daily Mass Times

Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:15 a.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m.

Daily Mass is celebrated at the Parish Chapel, 220 S. Cliff Ave., Suite 126, Harrisburg


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment. Contact Fr. John at

Office Hours

Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Contact Information

220 S. Cliff Avenue, Suite 126 Harrisburg, SD 57032

Call: 605.988.3750