Update on website

May 28, 2018,

We are getting ever closer to launching our new website. Expected launch date will be June 7, 2018, This date may change if issues arise. During the changeover, there may be times where you won't be able to access anything on the website. We ask for your patience during this matter. Thank you!
If you are in need of something and cannot access our website, please do one of the following:

  • Please call the parish office at 763-428-2828 or by email sjbchurch@yahoo.com.
  • We hope you will like the new website once it goes live

    Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.


    We are located in Dayton, Minnesota and you are welcome to join us in celebrating Mass at the following times:

    Thursday and Friday

    8:00 a.m.


    5:00 p.m.


    9:00 a.m.


    Sacrament of Reconciliation can also be received during the following times or by appointment.


    7:30 - 7:55 a.m.


    4:00 - 4:45 p.m.



    Hello, I am Fr. Timothy John Yanta, I am excited that God has called me to be your new pastor. I am officially assigned to start as your pastor on July 1st, 2018. However, I will be on sabbatical until September 1st. I am happy that Fr. Robert Mutui has agreed to stay on until I return from my sabbatical. My whole sabbatical is set up to help me go deeper into the gift and dignity of my life and priesthood. I have received such tremendous healing and transformation from the Holy Spirit that every day I am being incorporated more and more into the living image of Jesus Christ. It has been such a tremendous and powerful gift, and I look forward to sharing this gift with you. A little about myself; I was born in 1960. I grew up in Eagan and graduated from Burnsville High School in 1978. I received my Pharmacy Degree in 1984. I moved to California for five years, returned to Minnesota and practiced pharmacy for another 10 years; the last couple owning my own business. I entered the seminary in 1999 and was ordained a priest in 2005, at the age of 45. I have plenty of life experience, many of which I can honestly say was not always on the right track, but this is where I found GodÖ.in the power of His healing and reconciliation, His Love and Mercy which is beyond limits. After ordination, I was assigned in Stillwater at St. Marys and St. Michaels for one year and a couple months, and then was assigned at St. John the Baptist in Jordan. I have spent the last 12 year at St. Johnís in Jordan, again a very transforming and grace filled time. You will benefit greatly from this, as well as me. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters; my mom is still alive at 87 and doing well, and 23 nieces and nephews. I do very well with families and kids. The kids at St. Johnís School were the highlight of my day. I look forward to meeting your families. I really enjoy the outdoors, (one of the many reasons why I am here), and I am an avid fisherman. Most importantly, I am a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I know Him at a very deep personal level, and I cannot wait to share this gift with you. Fr. Timothy Yanta


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