The Church of Saint John of St. Paul became a "Lost Church"
on July 1, 2013 when it merged with St. Pascal Baylon.
Although St. John's is closed it will not be forgotten.
It lives on in the memories and hearts of its parishioners and on this website.
Much of its one hundred and twenty seven years of history has yet to be written
and the story of its final days still needs to be told.
Please check back often as new information is added.

Pastor's Page
Church History
Church Photos
The above links lead to pages from
St. John's original website.  In them can be found  all of Father Welzbacher's Pastor's Pages from October 2006 through June 30, 2013, the last three years of weekly bulletins, and an assortment of information and photos about the church and school.

St. John's Catholic Church is now an Islamic Center
Sale completed on June 20, 2014
The church was cleared of all Christian symbols
See Photos
St. John's Stations of the Cross being moved to Transfiguration
(Februray 8, 2014)
See Photos
St. John's Nativity Set at St. John Vianney Seminary
(December 2013)
See Photos
The  Chapel of St. John was dedicated at St. Pascal Baylon
on Sunday December 1, 2013.
See Photos
The  former Church of St. John campus is now for sale
(October 2013)

Here is a link to the Online Listing.
St. John's Church is being emptied (October 11, 2013)
and the For Sale signs are posted (October 16, 2013)

See Photos
Media Coverage of the Closing of St. John's
The East Side Review  June 16, 2013  "The end of an East Side Mainstay"
The East Side Review  June 16, 2013  "Priest will retire after 85th birthday.."
KSTP TV June 16, 2013  "St. Paul Church to Close its Doors" (video)
St. Paul Pioneer Press June 17, 2013 "Final Mass nears for Church of St. John's"
Minneapolis Star Tribune June 21, 2013 "Saying good-bye to St. John of St. Paul"
KMSP TV June 30, 2013 "St. John's Catholic Church shuts doors after 127 years" (video)
YouTube "Church of St. John of St. Paul, Final homily July 3, 2013" (video)
YouTube "Church of St. John of St. Paul, Final blessing July 3, 2013" (video)

Website last updated on June 4, 2014