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Divine Mercy Sunday Bulletin ~ April 16, 2023


April 15 @ 5:00 P.M.

Mass Intentions for Second Week of Easter

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m.

†Sr. Agnes Aydt

†Sr. Mary Louise Degenhart

Wednesday, April 19 at 8:00 a.m.

††Ed Rost & Albert Birkner

Friday, April 21 at 8:00 a.m. - note mass day change

††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger

Mass Intentions for Third Sunday of Easter

Saturday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m. - Live Stream

Living & Deceased Members of Tina Anselment Family

††Xavier, Frances, Sarah & Connor Roesch

††SV & Clara Hopfinger

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.

Office Hours ~ April 17-21

Monday & Thursday ~ Closed

Tuesday & Wednesday ~ 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Friday ~ 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

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 offering in collection box or in the mailbox by Parish office front door.

Watch bulletin for more details.


  • 15-16: Father Ptak will be off. Masses will be covered by Fr. Barrett. In case of an emergency, please contact neighboring parish.

  • 16: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 18: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 18: Scholarship Meeting 6:30 p.m.

  • 18: Parish Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

  • 20: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.

  • 20: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.

  • 20: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 23: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 23: No Adult Bible Study

  • 23: High School Senior Scholarship awarded at the end of Mass.

  • 23: High School Senior Recognition Breakfast after Mass.

  • 25: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 26: Diocesan Farm Blessing 3 miles north of Enfield 1:00 p.m.

  • 27: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 29: Auction of school and rectory items at Dahlgren 9:30 a.m. All proceeds from the auction will go to St. John Nepomucene Cemetery Fund.

  • 30: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m. - Last Day of Classes


  • 1: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m.

  • 2: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 4: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 5: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.

  • 7: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.


Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the McLeansboro hall. Everyone is welcomed and if you don't know how to quilt, this is a great way to learn. For more information contact Phyllis Wuebbels 618-895-4895 or Sharon Bigley 618-736-2964.


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

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.


Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books (April-June) & Books are located at each door in church.


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: It is the most in-depth and faithful array of true formation workshops ever created. Throughout the workshop, your active engagement will be requested; the workshops are not designed for passive viewing only. With a focus upon your mission to join the saints in glory, over 200 workshops in English and in Spanish are available right now, and every month new workshops are added. Click the link below for step by step instruction to register you and everyone else in your family. If you have questions, you can contact Andrea Short or parish office.

FaH User Registration Instructions
Download PDF • 650KB


Diocese of Belleville CRS is Hosting

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land

December 2-13, 2024

Pilgrimage includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and more! For more information or to sign-up contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-624-2838 or email to


May 5-7 ~ Cape Girardeau, MO

August 4-6 and September 29-October 1 ~ St. Peters, MO

An experience for married couples to rekindle romance, enhance meaningful communication, and deepen and renew commitment. For more information or to apply, go to, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.


Financial Target $10,630 ~ Pledge-to-Date $4,421

Your contribution to CSMA enables the Office of Education to impact the lives of over 9,500 students at 25 Catholic grade schools, three Catholic high schools and in PSR classes throughout our Belleville Diocese. If you haven’t already done so, we prayerfully ask you to consider making a gift to The 2023 Appeal today, no amount is too large or too small!

Thank you.


April 27 at 6:00 pm

St. Clare Church Hall - O'Fallon, IL

“How did Illinois Become an Abortion Destination?”

Guest Speaker - Mary Kate Xander ~ Executive Director, Illinois Right to Life

Join us for appetizers and desserts!


Saturday, April 29

Rally at 11:00 am ~ March at 12:00 pm

Starting across from Union Station at Aloe Plaza and finishing at the Arch Grounds.

Register at

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