Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Bulletin - April 4, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
ON HOLY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY,
HOLY SATURDAY & EASTER SUNDAY.
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Live Stream Videos of Mass on YouTube.
Friday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.
For Confirmation Class, Parents, & Sponsors
Masses for Second Sunday of Easter ~ Sunday of Divine Mercy
Saturday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. All Parish Family
Sunday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m.
††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker
††Joseph & Verla Bowling and Francis & Eileen Hopfinger
We are still accepting Mass Intentions
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 thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Collection March 27-28
Envelopes (57) $2,013
Loose $ 44
Youth (2) $ 2
Needy in Parish (18) $ 390
Ash Wednesday (1) $ 15
CSMA (4) $ 975
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 COVID-19, our Parish still needs to operate. Thank you for being generous, during this difficult time!
CONFIRMATION - FRIDAY, APRIL 9 AT 6:00 P.M.
Please pray for and support our Confirmandi. Seating limited to Confirmandi and their family, but everyone can view it live-streamed that evening, on our YouTube Channel.
COVID-19 MASS PROTCOL
Mass Ushers would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to have Mass under mandatory COVID-19 guidelines from the Diocese of Belleville. With religion classes running, Sunday Mass is often beyond capacity while Saturday Mass seems to have more vacancies. We do not want to have to turn attendees away, so please call the parish office to cancel your Mass reservation if you cannot attend, before 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Or you may call or text Andrea Short 618-214-1275 or Robbilyn Taylor 618-267-1398, to cancel your reservation only. To help us ensure that we utilize all available Church capacity, please arrive 5 minutes prior to Mass start time to ensure your reserved seat.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, and 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.
Remaining Class date:
March 4 - No Class
March 11 - Class
March 18 Last Class
I thank all of the parents for their cooperation this most unusual year. We made it the whole school year in person and that was due in part to your diligence and understanding. A huge thank you to the teachers who came every week and made the best of what was given to them. I hope you all have a wonderful summer break. See you in August!
Megan Woodrow, DRE
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
ONE STRONG MISSION NEWS
Drive-Thru Breakfast Fundraisers April 11 & May 16
Beautiful Weather is here!!! Do you need help around your House? One Strong can help with anything!!! Cleaning out flower beds or gutters, power washing your house or washing windows, cleaning out garages or barns, painting or pruning. Whatever you need help with just let us know. Contact Michele Lueke or Robbilyn Taylor, to get your name on our schedule.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY NEWS
Cookbook Recipes still needed.
Several ways to submit recipe(s):
· place in envelope in the back of church or tote outside the office door.
· email to email@example.com
· uploaded to www.typensave.com Login info - username: sjbrecipes21 password: pepper241
Last day to submit recipes for the cookbook will be April 11.
Questions or help contact Andrea Short or Bethany Wellen.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (April - June)
DIOCESES OF BELLEVILLE ~ ADOPT A SEMINARIAN
Cards located as you exit church. There are lots of ways to help: Remember his birthday, become a prayer warrior, send a care package, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.
CRS RICE BOWLS
This Lent, we prayed, fasted and gave alms. Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl challenges us as we begin the Easter season to share the joy of having a loving God that is alive and accompanies us always. Let’s do the same by being present to our global family by caring for their material and spiritual needs. Turn in your CRS Rice Bowl as you enter church on table starting next weekend or donate online at crsricebowl.org/give. Twenty-five percent of what we collect will go to Hungry Hearts Summer Lunch Program for the youth in Hamilton County.
CATHOLIC CAMPAING FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
is offering a local paid internship for Catholics in our diocese to help promote the important work of CCHD and to offer experience working with and on behalf of those in poverty. Please send your resume by April 8 to Cheryl Sommer, CCHD Diocesan Director at 618-624-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN SPRING BLESSING OF THE FARM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Farm of Dale and Kay Haudrich
7903 State Route 156
Waterloo, Illinois 62298
Those attending are invited to bring seed and soil in marked containers along with animals and farm machinery to be blessed. Food for the poor and needy of the area will be collected. Pandemic health and safety protocols will be place. We look forward to having you join us!
He has RISEN! Jesus came out of the Tomb. The empty tomb is the indisputable fact of Easter morning, as testified to even by the Roman soldiers who guarded the site. The disappearance of Jesus is the first indication that He has Risen as He said. Jesus' Resurrection crowns the story of all four Gospels. Easter morning marks the day of Christ's victory over death and the devil. The four Gospels state the "first day of the week" Sunday, the day following the Jewish Sabbath. To commemorate Christ's Resurrection the early Christians called it the "Lord's Day" and designated it day for sacred assembly, Eucharistic worship, prayers.
Happy Easter, Good Day and God Bless, Deacon Archie.
On the Easter Sunday, I wish to all of you a blessed and peaceful time with your family. It is great that we can refresh our bonds of love with Jesus Christ and with others. This is the biggest mystery of our faith and it is the reason why we come together and celebrate. Jesus was the first to wake up from the dead and the same will happen to all of us. It is the core of our faith - eternal life with God. Believe that the tomb of Jesus is EMPTY and share this message with all Christians and non-Christians. May our journey here on earth, be filled with mercy to others and compassion to those who suffer and mourn in this particular time. Thank you to all who united together and participated in the Liturgy of Holy Week. A special thanks to musicians, lectors, sacristans, Deacon Bowers and Christopher & Rachel Hopfinger (for helping make the streaming possible). Please remember in your prayers all who are sick, homebound, and all elderly who can't come to church.
Alleluia! Fr. Ptak
RESERVE YOUR DAY TO ATTEND MASS
It is important to call or email office to reserve a day to attend mass, before 2:00 p.m. Friday. 618-648-2490 OR email@example.com. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.
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