New Saturday Mass times

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 19, our Saturday Mass times have changed. 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.

Religious Education Registration

With a long journey of discernment behind us, we are excited to share the way forward that God has made possible for religious education this year. We are confident this plan will bring new life to families and equip them to educate their children in the faith.

Details about this year's program, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link to register your children can be found on our Religious Education page. The registration deadline has passed, so please register as soon as possible so we can get materials ordered for your family.

Reed and Dawn McKee recently found their new parish home at St. John Paul II.

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.

This week we hear from a parishioner who found her new parish home at JP2.


What does home mean to you?

Our parishioners Dawn and Reed McKee recently moved to a new house in Harrisburg and found themselves searching for a home–a parish home. After a Google search landed them at JP2 for drive-thru communion, Dawn began attending daily Mass regularly. However, their longing for a parish home was complicated by their plans to possibly relocate again in the coming months. Amid their discernment, Dawn was impacted by a homily at daily Mass and realized that her family belonged in the parish family of JP2, regardless of how long they might stay. In her words, “We are now home at St. John Paul II. Our family. Our home.”

How did you notice God was calling you to your parish home?

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.

Spiritual growth is a journey. Discover ways to make yours possible.

Join us to grow together, grow in faith, and grow in our friendship with each other and with God.

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God can bless you with everything you need, and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others.

Every human person is gifted uniquely and individually by God. Share your talents with our parish by volunteering for various ministries.

View and download the weekly bulletin to stay informed.

Visit and follow our SoundCloud account to listen to Father's weekly homilies.

Join our Facebook group to connect with other parishioners and stay up-to-date on news and announcements.

Find calendars, homilies, volunteer schedules, contact information, prayers, and much, much more on our parish app. Available for download on Apple and Android smart phones.

Learn more about the Harrisburg Catholic Community.

Fill out our online registration form to officially become part of the JP2 Crew!

View this schedule that outlines various duties for Mass each Sunday.

The sacraments are a gift from Jesus that give us grace and sustain us. Learn about receiving the sacraments in our parish.

Contact Information

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

Call: 605.988.3750