Welcome to the Website for Saint John the Baptist Parish


Saint John the Baptist Parish

701 1st St, Lesterville, SD 57040


Sunday Mass--8:30 am on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th, Sundays at Saint John the Baptist Church in Lesterville and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at Saint Agnes Church in Sigel (30015 439th Ave, Utica, SD 57067)

Daily Mass--Tuesday at 7:00 pm preceded by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:00-6:50.

Confessions--During the Holy Hour on Tuesday (6:00 - 6:50 pm) and on Sundays from 7:45-8:20 am.

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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 and I have been the pastor of our parish since July 1st, 2020 and I reside in Tabor at Saint Wenceslaus Parish. 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. Saints John the Baptist and Saint Agnes, pray for us!

Hello Tabor! Arrived (9-8-20)

Two Priests on Bikes Publication1.pubTHIS ONE.pdf

Fr. Terry Anderson, Father Mark Lichter, SAG wagon driver Dave and his wife Rose were picked up in Huron SD.


Fr Mark and I completed our 2nd day going 50 miles. We have gone as far North as 268th street and 429th avenue.


Biked 33.5 miles: Niobrara, Nebraska to Tabor.


10 miles South of Emery South Dakota is where we will start tomorrow. 9/10/20