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Bulletin: April 12, 2020

Masses During Octave of Easter said privately

Tuesday - Thursday

Sunday of Divine Mercy ~ April 19

All Parish Family

We the parishioners of St. John the Baptist, brothers and sisters in Christ, accept as our mission:

to know our faith and share it with others,

to continue to grow spiritually with respect for the sacraments,

to celebrate the liturgy and the Holy Eucharist as the center of our Christian life,

to live by truth and love,

to serve those in need, to teach by example, and thereby strengthen and inspire our Parish family in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church.

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Easter $765

Immaculate Conception $50

All Saints Day $50

Christmas $50

Mass Stipend $40

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CRS $45

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Communication Campaign $50

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Guatemala Mission $200

Home Mission Appeal $50

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Building $100

PSR $50

One Strong Mission CYM $54.07

Scholarship $135

Total $6,285.07

Thank you for being generous,

during this difficult time!

Your financial support remains an important part of our Parish life and helps us keep going. Please continue giving your time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Please mail, drop-off your offertory in the mailbox by Parish office front door. In the midst of Coronavirus, our Parish still needs to operate.

From the April Liturgical Calendar...

Please Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Adam Reyling, Anna Sturman, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Vickie Rapp Grant, Debbie Wuebbels, Dean Rubenacker, Kent Karcher, & Larry Nice

Reminder: Due to federal privacy laws, we are not allowed to list people or visit who are sick or in the nursing home without written authorization from that individual or from their immediate family who has authorization. Form can be requested from the office.

CRS Rice Bowl

Thanks to all who reflected on the challenges of global poverty through CRS Rice Bowl. Especially during this global pandemic, your contributions will help people struggling globally AND locally.

25% of your gift stays here within Hamilton County and it will be divided between Hungry Hearts Sack Lunch Program and the Food Pantry at Turning Point Church in McLeansboro.


Your CRS Rice Bowl gift will be collected the following way this year: Drop your bowl in tote or place check in mailbox by the office door.

Thank you for your contribution. Your gift is more important than ever at this time!

Chapter & Verse

Moses then said, “Thus says the Lord: At midnight I will go forth through Egypt. Every first-born in this land shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh on the throne to the first-born of the slave-girl at the hand mill, as well as all the first-born of the animals.

Exodus 11: 4-5

Then he struck every first-born throughout their land, the first fruits of all their manhood.

Psalm 105:36

A Little Humor To Put A Smile On Your Face!

The pastor and the doctor drove in the doctor's car past the cemetery. The pastor thought he would pull a raw one on the doctor so he said: "Well, doctor, a lot of your failures are lying in there, eh?" But the doctor had a better come-back: "Father, your failures are lying a great deal deeper!"

Deacon Notes

The Antiphon sums it up; "The Lord is truly Risen, Alleluia. To Him be glory and power for all the ages of Eternity, Alleluia. St. Paul in Colossians, "we are raised with Christ, seek what is above, not of what is on earth." with the way of the world today, we all must focus on Christ. Where Christ is enthroned in heaven and where believers are seated with Him through the grace of Baptism. This must be the focus of our thoughts as we struggle to lift our minds above the concerns of the world. He has Risen! Amen! Happy Easter to All.

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Archie. Happy Easter to All.

From The Pastor

This Sunday of Christ's Resurrection, I wish all of you a blessed and Happy Easter. Jesus Christ is reason why we celebrate Easter. Jesus is the first who woke up from the dead. It is the core of our faith. We believe that the tomb of Jesus is EMPTY and we share this message with all the world. May this time be filled with mercy and compassion to those who suffer and mourn in this particular time. Please remember in your prayers everyone, especially those affected by the Coronavirus.

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Fr. Ptak

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