Welcome TO Saint John the Baptist Parish


Mondays: No Mass

Tuesdays: 9:00 am at St. George Parish 

Wednesdays: 5:00 pm at St. Boniface 

Thursdays: 9:00 am at St. John the Baptist

Fridays: 9:00 am at St. George



Confessions: 5:45pm-6:15pm

Mass: 6:30 pm at St. John the Baptist, (Lesterville) 


Confessions: 7:45am-8:15am

Mass: 8:30 am at St. George Parish, (Scotland)   


Confessions: 10:15am-10:45am

Mass:11:00 am at St. Boniface, (Idylwilde)


Marriage: Please speak with the pastor 6 months in advance of the intended marriage date.

Baptism: Pre-baptismal meeting required for

first time parents—This is best done PRIOR to child’s birth.

Anointing of the Sick:  Please call the parish office at 605-583-4318

After Hours Contact:

Fr. Joe Forcelle:  605-464-9055


Welcome to the website for Saint John the Baptist Parish.  Our parish is made up of members from Lesterville and Sigel (rural Utica).  Father Tom Anderson is our Pastor.  Associate Priests are: Fr. Joe Forcelle, Fr. Bob Lacey, Fr. Thi Pham, & Fr. Darin Schmidt. We are part of Pastorate #14 in the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls and are under the guidance of the Most Rev. Donald E. DeGrood.  May God bless you and continue to guide, guard, and protect you and your families.  Saint John the Baptist and Saint Agnes, pray for us!