St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish Bulletin: April 6-12
(View on St. John the Baptist Church Piopolis, IL YouTube Channel)
Holy Thursday 6:00 p.m. - All Parish Family
Liturgy of Good Friday 6:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday 8:00 p.m. - All Parish Family
Easter Sunday 8:30 a.m. - All Parish Family
Welcome New Bishop-Elect Fr. Michael G. McGovern!
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.
Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Prayer When Health is Threatened: Here and Throughout the World
(from PSALM 91)
Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. You alone are our refuge, our rock of safety,
our God in whom we trust.
For You will rescue us from every trap and protect us from deadly disease;
shelter us, O Lord, within Your wings, Your promises our armor and protection. We need not fear the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day; nor dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at noon. Let no evil conquer us; no plague come near our homes. Order Your holy angels to protect us wherever we would go.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now, and will be forever. Amen.
O Mary, health of the sick, pray for us.
Shelter-in-Place Extended till April 30
Needy In Parish $145
Rice Bowls $50
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...
• 5 - Saint Vincent Ferrer - Priest
• 7 - Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Priest
• 11 - Saint Stanislaus - Bishop and Martyr
Please Pray For The Sick And Homebound
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
As we enter Holy Week, we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist as our heavenly food. We continue to reflect on the challenge of global hunger. How does our faith inspire us to share the gifts that God has bestowed on us? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
Thank you to all those who have responded with a gift to The 2020 Appeal. If you have not already done so, there’s still plenty of time for one-time donations or pledges, in any amount, are needed. Our seminarians and many other ministries and programs are counting on your support. Donations can be made through your parish or online at www.diobelle.org.
Chapter & Verse
Then the Lord said to Moses, “One more plague will I bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. After that he will let you depart, In fact, he will not merely let you go; he will drive you away.
Egypt rejoiced at their going, for the dread of them had fallen upon it.
A Little Humor To Put A Smile On Your Face!
Little Billy, aged six, heartily agreed with the priest who was trying to impress the first graders with the benefits of a Catholic education. Vigorously waving his hand Billy volunteered: "That's right, Father; why, I didn't even know what hell was until I came here."
As you all are aware our way of life has changed in the last several days, but our walk with God should remain the same, we all need to keep the faith, stay strong, like Christ. In the Gospel reading from Matthew on this Palm Sunday, shows the first actions of Jesus during Passion Week-- the triumphal entry, the cleansing of the temple and cursing of the fig tree--- are all symbolic gestures. Jesus performs them as prophetic acts to demonstrate that He is "The Messiah" and that His coming marks the end of the Old Covenant. This provokes Jerusalem's leadership to conspire and have Him crucified. This was a big event in salvation history, the people who followed Jesus was changed, the haters were changed, and history was changed. We today have changes going on in our lives, we must be like Jesus' followers, keep the faith, stay strong, and pray more, read sacred scripture more.
Good day and may the love of God Bless you all. Amen! Deacon Archie