Fifth Sunday of Lent Bulletin - March 21, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
ON SATURDAY EVENING THIS WEEKEND.
Click on link below to view steps to access
Live Stream Videos of Mass on YouTube.
Masses for Fifth Week of Lent
Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m.
No Mass - Lenten Penance Service - Contact office for time
Wednesday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m.
††Stella & Philip Anderson, Special Intention for God's blessing & healing for Allie Brown
Thursday, March 25 at 8:00 a.m.
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m.
†Donald Halley, †Donnie Lueke, Living & Deceased Roman & Mary Reyling Family
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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Monthly Ministry List
Collection March 13-14
Envelopes (50) $2,176
Youth (3) $ 3
Needy in Parish (3) $ 150
Ash Wednesday (1) $ 50
CSMA (7) $ 975
CRS (12) $ 165
Black & Indian Mission (1) $ 25
Religious Fund (1) $ 25
One Strong (1) $ 150
Scholarship (1) $ 50
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.
Lenten Penance Service
March 23 at 6:00 p.m. Please contact office to reserve time.
HOLY WEEK/EASTER ACCPTING RESERVATIONS - CONTACT OFFICE
Holy Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday 9:00 a.m.
PSR this Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt after mass Sunday, March 28. Please watch the PSR Facebook page for more details.
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
Chicken Dumpling Drive-Thru Dinner Saturday, March 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost by donation.
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.
DIVE-THRU LENTEN FISH FRY
March 19 at Piopolis Hall
March 26 at Piopolis Hall
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (January - March 2021)
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
Poor nutrition can lead to devastating long-term consequences for individuals, communities and entire countries. That's why communities must work together to ensure that all children have access to better food and nutrition. New planting and cooking techniques are helping many communities in Madagascar improve the health and wellbeing of their children. How does you community work together for the good of others. Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.
CHRISM MASS INFORMATION
As we move through Lent to the celebration of Holy Week, our diocese will celebrate the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter on March 30. This year, due to our health and safety measures, we can only have a limited number of people attend the Chrism Mass. The parishes will be able to send only one (1) representative to attend the liturgy and receive the holy oils afterward; that representative will be designated by the parish priest. We regret that we are unable to safely welcome all those who would normally attend the liturgy. Thank you for understanding the situation and complying with this protocol. Please know that I will lift up before the Holy Trinity all the people of our diocese during this holiest of weeks.
In our Lord,
Bishop Michael McGovern
Diocese of Belleville
ILLINOIS PARENTAL NOTICATION OF ABORTION LAW
House Bill 1797 and Senate Bill 2190
The Catholic Bishops of Illinois issued a letter to Catholics across the state urging them to contact their state lawmakers to oppose a current effort to repeal the Illinois parental notification of abortion law. You may read the letter (provided in English, Spanish and Polish) and read more about House Bill 1797 and Senate Bill 2190 at the website of the Catholic Conference of Illinois: www.ilcatholic.org. Please take action by contacting your elected representatives and senators. Thank you for your help in protecting the dignity of human life and the relationship between parents and their children.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop Michael McGovern
Diocese of Belleville
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.
FOOD FOR FAMILIES
Our parish will participate in the Food for Families Program, during Lent. This program collects food pantry items and monetary donations for local Food for Families sites. We have two locations close to us, St. Joseph in Benton and St. Mary in Mt. Vernon. If you want to donate, there is a collection tub located as you come into church and in the upstairs hallway of the hall. Below are list of items they suggest on donating:
· beef stews
· ravioli, spaghetti/meatballs
· chicken and dumplings
· soups & chili
· tuna, salmon, sardines
coffee (ground & instant)
Canned fruits & vegetables
· fruit & applesauce
· mixed vegetables
· green beans
· pork & beans
· whole white potatoes
Dry packaged items
· instant mashed potatoes
· complete pancake mix
· Bisquick/baking mix
· breakfast cereals
· cornbread mix
· dried beans
· macaroni & cheese
· any type noodles/pasta
· oatmeal/cream of wheat
· crackers saltine/graham
Thank you to everyone for their prayers, thoughts, and all act of kindness (not COVID). Greatly appreciated and please continue to pray.
Mary J. Karcher
The family of Kenneth Karcher would like to thank Fr. Ptak for the great sermon, Cathy Anselment for music, and Rachel, Curtis, Marci, and Richard for their help at the funeral. Thank you to everyone who brought food, cards, had masses said, donated to cemetery, and all who prayed before and after his passing. God Bless you all!
Ruthie, Greg, & Shari
REOPEING CHURCHES - REVISED METRICS - FEBRUARY 24, 2021
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