Welcome TO Saint John the Baptist Parish



Mondays: No Mass

Tuesdays: 4:00 pm at St. George Parish 

Wednesdays: NO MASS 

Thursdays: 12:00 pm at St. John the Baptist

Fridays: 8:30 am at St. George

Weekday Confessions: half hour before Masses or by appointment.


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

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

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

Weekend Confessions: half hour before Masses


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

Welcome to the website for Saint John the Baptist Parish.  Our parish is made up of members from Lesterville and Sigel (rural Utica).  My name is Rev. Mark Lichter.  We belong to 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!

We welcome Retired SR. Rev. Kenneth Koster who will be serving the parishes to help out Father Mark Lichter. 

THANK YOU Father Ken Koster!

Stella & Kenley Goeken Baptized on June 13th 2021

Parents Nathan & Michelle and big sister, Elizabeth   

Stella, & Kenly Goeken Michelle, Elizabeth, & Nathan with Father Mark Lichter 

Landon Hicks Baptized April 11th, 2021by Father Mark Lichter

Parents Kristen & Nathan with Big brother Rhett