Nestled among the fertile rolling hills in the central region of the state is the community of St. John. This farming and ranching community lies about five miles southwest of Schulenburg, Texas. The earliest settlers in the area of St. John were English speaking American members of the Stephen F. Austin Colony, which was established in 1860. The first small school was erected about 1875.
On the arrival of the German and Czech pioneers in 1870 a Catholic school was deemed necessary to teach the moral and religious, as well as, intellectual culture to the children. In 1882, building of the parochial school began and was completed the same year. The school was built on a grant of land donated by John Klesel, a generous pioneer of the newly established community. The completion of this school was the chief incentive for the beginning of the parish.
Q. What is the meal ticket situation?
A. All meal tickets are $10.00. There is ONLY ONE meal ticket for lunch. Dine-in & take-out use the same exact ticket. There are no child's plates this year.
Q. Are pets allowed at the St. John Picnic?
A. Yes. Pets are allowed at the picnic as long as they are on a leash and you pick up after them. There will be numorous kids running around and playing. Safety comes first.
Major Brands of Beer
Major Brands of Soda
Souvenir T-shirts & Caps
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