St. John Church

St. John the Baptist Church
Box 395
114 South Church
Hanover, Kansas 66945
785.337.2207

Mass Times

Wednesday & Friday - 8:20 am
Saturday Evening - 6:00 pm (November to February) 6:30 pm ( March to October) 
Sunday Morning - 10:30 am
Confessions: 30 minutes before each mass or by appointment

Parish Council Members
Meet 1st Tuesday @ 7:15 pm

  • Steve Jueneman, Chair

Finance Council Members
Meet 1st Tuesday @ 6:30 pm

  • Stephen Hendrickson, Chair

Knights of Columbus Grand Knight - Jarod Schlabach 

Altar Society President - Denise Bruna

1868Church starts with mass offered in homes
1870People are cared for by the Jesuits who gave a tentative name to the church as "Church of the Seven Sorrows of the Holy Virgin"
1871Mission of Seneca
1872First Church built
1874First resident pastor
1876Church renovated
1876Catholic School begins. The first rectory now becomes a school.
1879School now in the old public school building
1880Lanham Church is built as a mission of Hanover
1800Present church is dedicated as "St. John the Baptist Church" (In Memory of the Building Priest - Fr. John Pichler)
1882School building is erected
1883Wings are added to the church
1883First Sisters arrive to teach in the school
1888New rectory is built
1888Sisters now live in the old school/rectory building - now a convent
1892Covers the mission church at Greenleaf
1921Lanham Church is dismantled and closed
1938New rectory is built
1961Present convent is erected
1967Gym addition to the school is built
1976100th anniversary of the school celebrated
2002Became part of the Catholic Community of Washington County
2002Fr. Jim Hoover, Pastor, and Sister Marilyn Wall, Pastoral Associate
2009Fr. David Metz, Pastor
2016Fr. Joseph Kieffer, Pastor