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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - August 2, 2020

Masses for Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday August 4 6:00 p.m. †Richard Kowalaski, ††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker

Wednesday August 5 8:00 a.m. †Debbie Rubenacker, †John Smith

Feast of The Transfiguration of the Lord

Thursday August 5 6:00 p.m. For First Communion Class and their Families

First Friday August 7 8:00 a.m. †Fr. Kenneth Schaefer, †John "Bill" Mezo

Masses for Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday August 8 5:00 p.m. ††Andy G. & Christina Rubenacker

Sunday August 9 8:30 a.m. ††Gilbert & Florence Bond, †Cathy Bond, †Robert Aydt

Jesus came to Your Heart!

Congratulations to Our First Communion Class

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

Monday, Wednesday thru Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Sunday Collection

Envelopes (27) $2,420

Loose $ 24

Youth (1) $ 1

Parking Lot (1) $ 300

Needy In Parish (1) $ 25

Building (3) $ 105

PSR (1) $ 25

One Strong (1) $ 25

Scholarship (1) $ 100

Cemetery (2) $ 125

Total $3,150

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!

Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Vickie Rapp Grant, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, & Kenneth 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.

Congratulations to our First Communion Class

Carter Allen

Benjamin Bernard

Makenzie Currie

Miles Currie

Leah Bowling

Astella Clark

Elizabeth Halley

Amelia Hopfinger

Chloe James

Cecelia Lueke

Case Short

Kelci Wellen

PSR Families

I hope and pray you are all well. I am working hard on an opening date for our program. I am on a committee put together by the Diocese that is creating the guidelines for a safe reopen for our program. Most of what we are deciding looks very similar to what our school district is doing. We are currently looking at a mid-September start date. Registration will take place electronically or by mail. A form will be emailed or mailed to families and returned to my email or mailed to the church. One will be made available on the church's website and posted on the PSR Facebook page. Please send me your email address to ensure that I have a correct and current one ( Please be patient with us as we try to put the best plan in place for the safety and well being of all. Megan Woodrow, CRE

Handicap/Elderly Accessible Parking Lot

If anyone would be interested in donating rock or making monetary donation to the project, please contact the office or drop your donation in the collection basket.

Pledged to date: $23,200 of $74,000 project.


Tuesday, August 4 at 5:00 p.m. To attend contact office to reserve your time.

CSMA Goals

Target: $11,858 ~ Pledged $3,076


One Strong Youth Ministry Biscuit n Gravy and Sausage Breakfast August 30, 2020 after Mass DRIVE THRU ONLY. No Cost, but Donation Greatly Appreciated!

There will be printed bulletin and new Living Faith Books in plastic tote by office door for those who would like receive paper copy.

Deacon's Notes:

Today's notes focuses on Matthew's Gospel. Jesus' multiplication of the loaves appears in every Gospel. The event anticipates the Eucharist, a point that Matthew reinforces by using the series of verbs (taking, blessed, broke, gave) here and at The Last Supper. Jesus feeds the crowd through the hands of the apostles. The disciples' intermediary role points forward to their Priesthood. They distribute the bread provided by Jesus in anticipation of the Eucharistic Liturgy, where the Priest of the New Covenant give the Bread of Life as Holy Communion to the Church. No matter of the changes were going thru now, we still receive what other religions don't The Body of Christ!

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Arch.


It is important to know that you MUST call the office, 618-648-2490, to reserve a day. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend. The office will get back with you to confirm your day.

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