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Fifth Sunday of Easter Bulletin - May 15, 2022



Mass Intentions for Fifth Week of Easter

Wednesday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m.

††All Deceased Karcher Family Members

†Tillie Miller

Mass Intentions for Sixth Sunday of Easter

Saturday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m.

†Betty Anselment

†Robert Wellen

††Carrie & Cletus Schuster

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 May 16

Tuesday, Thursday, & 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 May 7-8

Envelopes (52) $1,243

Loose $ 64

Youth (3) $ 3

Building (19) $ 560

SJN Building (1) $ 40

One Strong (1) $ 100

Total $2,010

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: Bible Study

  • 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.

  • 21-22: Father Ptak will be gone on vacation. Weekend Masses will be covered by Fr. Tom Barrett. In case of an emergency, please contact neighboring parish.

  • 31: Last day to turn in Scholarship Applications.


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

  • 4: One Strong Youth Tag Sale 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Parish Hall.

  • 5: One Strong Youth Tag Sale 9:30 a.m.-Noon in Parish Hall.

  • 17: One Strong Youth Trivia Night Fundraiser 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick Enfield.

  • 18: One Strong Youth Car Wash - Chapman Insurance in McLeansboro.

  • 25: St. John the Baptist Feast Day Celebration & Scholarship Presentation.


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

  • 12-16: Vacation Bible School 5:30-7:30 p.m.



Last day to turn in scholarship application is May 31.

Scholarship Application
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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.

July 12 - 15

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Watch bulletin for more details.


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

2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630

Pledge-to-Date $2,076

Your contribution to CSMA enables the Office of Faith Formation to impact the lives of over 9,500 students and 25 Catholic grade schools, three Catholic high schools and in PSR classes throughout our Diocese. If you haven't already done so, we prayerfully ask you to consider making a gift the 2022 Appeal today. No amount is too large or too small!

Thank You & God Bless!


  • Weekly bulletins

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

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.


The messenger also posted various Catholic agencies collecting, too.

See below for complete list.

Fr. Slawomir Ptak

19 years ~ May 24

101 N. Hancock Street

McLeansboro, IL 62859

Deacon Archie Bowers

9 years ~ May 25

1004 Stelle Road

McLeansboro, IL 62859

Msgr. Joseph Lawler

61 years ~ May 27

17465 Big Hill Road

Ridgway, IL 62979


Administrative Assistant and Housekeeper to Bishop Emeritus Edward K. Braxton

Click below to view more details. Deadline June 5

Administrative Assistant and Housekeeper
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Next weekend our parish will participate in the Seminarian Education Collection. Our diocese is currently blessed with seven (7) seminarians and we are asking for you help in meeting the needs of their formation. The cost for tuition, books, and board and other expenses is over $48,000 per year for each seminarian. Please join these young men on their journey to the priesthood. Your contribution to the Seminarian Education Collection is truly and investment in our faith and the life of the Church here in Southern Illinois. Thank you for your prayerful consideration. To learn more, see letter from Bishop McGovern, click link below to view letter. Collection envelope is located in envelope packet.

Bishop Letter for Seminarian Education
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