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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Bulletin - April 17, 2022





No Weekday Masses April 18-22

Masses for Sunday of Divine Mercy

Saturday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, April 24 at 8:00 a.m.

Divine Mercy Chaplet - pamphlets located at each door.

Sunday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m.

†Larry Nice

††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger

†Dave Anselment

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 Week of April 18

Tuesday through Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Collection April 9-10

Envelopes (69) $2,352

Loose $ 172

Youth (3) $ 3

Easter (1) $ 100

CSMA (1) $ 100

Holy Land (3) $ 90

Home Mission Appeal (1) $ 20

One Strong (1) $ 100

Mass Intention (2) $ 20

SJB Cemetery (1) In memory of

Tillie Miller $ 50

Rice Bowls (2) $ 80

Total $3,087

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.


  • 17: No PSR Classes or Bible Study

  • 21: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m. Steak Night

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

  • 24: First Communion Class First Reconciliation after Mass

  • 24: Last Day for PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 24: Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 24: Last day return CRS Rice Bowl

  • 27: East Vicariate Priest Meeting - Enfield


  • 1: First Communion - Following Mass will be a Doughnut Breakfast for all Parish in hall.

  • 1: Hamilton County Senior High Class of 2022 Baccalaureate Service 6:00 p.m.

  • 2: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshments Mike & Mark Karcher

  • 4: Last day to return Food Pantry donations.

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

  • 17: Diocese Clergy Day at St. Mary's in Mt. Vernon

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

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


Next week we will take up the CHMA collection. Today, nearly 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support of this appeal helps them meet these faith formation and sacramental needs. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found clicking links below or at www.usccb.irg/home-missions. Collection envelope is located in your envelope packet.

CHM Bishop's Letter
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CHM Flyer
Download PDF • 92KB


Monday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Farm of Gerald and Linda Tennis

14145 E. 400 Road; Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

“Farm Blessing” signs will also lead you to the farm. Those attending are invited to bring seed and soil in marked containers along with animals and farm machinery to be blessed. Food will also be collected for the needy of the area.

We look forward to having everyone join us!


Return Rice Bowls by April 24 in red tub in the back of church.

Our CRS Rice Bowl journey has ended, but our prayers, fasting and almsgiving continue as we see a closer relationship with God and our global family. Let us hold in our hearts our sisters and brothers in Guatemala, Bangladesh and Rwanda and commit to share our Easter joy with those in our local community and around the world. Reminder that 25% of what is collected from Rice Bowls stay within Hamilton County to help fight hunger. Checks can be made payable to St. John the Baptist.

CRS Rice Bowl
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Return Food Pantry donations to the Parish Hall by May 4



Last day to turn in scholarship application is May 31.

Scholarship Application
Download DOCX • 24KB

Scholarship Guidelines Freshman - Junior
Download DOCX • 25KB


Larry Hunt

Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

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.

2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630

Easter Blessings....we pray that God may bless you and your loved ones with the peace, the hope and the love that the Lord gave to us all through the Resurrection of Jesus.

Bishop Michael McGovern & the Ministries and Agencies Funded by the CSMA

Pledge-to-Date $2,076


  • Weekly bulletins

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


Advertising and Marketing Representative for The Messenger

Deadline April 22

Advertising and Marketing Representative
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What is Synodality?

Throughout this process, we hear the words: Synod, Synodality, and Synodal process. What do these words mean? Do they mean the same thing? A helpful short definition of the Synod of Bishops is a gathering of bishops that 1. Fosters closer unity between the bishops and Pope 2. Provides counsel to the Pope on matters of faith and morals, and discipline of the Church 3. Studies questions concerning the Church in the world. For more information go to

Synod – What is it?

Synod is a Greek word (synodos) meaning a meeting or assembly. The two Greek words that make up Synod are syn meaning together and hodos meaning way or journey. The entire Catholic Church is called to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops! The upcoming Synod is entitled: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” You can participate in the Synod process, simply by answering few questions from Pope Francis.

Synod – Topics/Questions

Here are the questions: A Synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening in your parish today? How is the Holy Spirit inviting your parish community to grow in “journeying together”? Jesus Christ – What is there about Jesus that draws me to him? What is there about Jesus that makes an impression on me? What is there about Jesus that I would like to share with my family, my neighbors, and the wider community? The Church – What is there about the Church that draws me closer to the Lord and to other people? In the coming years, what are my hopes for the Church that will help to draw me closer to Christ? Reflect and Pray on these important topics/questions to ready yourself. When you are ready to reflect please go to and fill out online form. Your responses will be added to our Diocesan report that will be submitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in June 2022. The deadline to complete this survey is Sunday, May 29, 2022.

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