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Fifth Sunday of Lent Bulletin ~ March 26, 2023


MARCH 25 @ 5:00 P.M.

Mass Intentions for the Fifth Week of Lent

Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Justin & Meghan Barrow Family

Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 a.m.

††Joe, Lena, & Joe Jr. Rapp

†Marie Hopkins

Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 a.m.

†Fr. Gary Paul Gummersheimer

†Edith Haas

Mass Intentions for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Saturday, April 1 at 5:00 p.m. -Procession from back of church

†Karl Mezo

†Gary Coy

††Danny, David, & Betty Ann Anselment

Sunday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m. -Procession from hall to church weather permitting

All Parish Family

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 ~ March 28-31

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

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.


  • 26: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 28: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 28: Lenten Penance Service 6:00 p.m. Second priest available.

  • 29: Stations of Cross 8:30 a.m.

  • 30: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 31: One Strong Youth Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 p.m. Piopolis Hall


  • 2: Easter Egg Hunt right after Mass for all kids Birth-5th Grade.

  • 2: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 3: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshments Russell Allen

  • 4: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 4: Chrism Mass at Cathedral of St. Peter Belleville 11:30 a.m.

  • 6: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 6: Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 p.m. - Adoration till 10:00 p.m.

  • 7: Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m.

  • 8: Holy Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m.

  • 9: Easter Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

  • 9: No PSR or Adult Bible Study Classes

  • 11: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 13: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 14: High School Senior Scholarship Applications due

  • 14: One Strong Youth Trivia Night Fundraiser & Hog Raffle 7:00 p.m. Dahlgren Hall - Sign in & Concessions starts at 6:00 p.m.

  • 15: Piopolis Hall Deep Cleaning 8:00 a.m.

  • 16: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 18: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 18: Scholarship Meeting 6:30 p.m.

  • 18: Parish Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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

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


Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the McLeansboro hall. Everyone is welcomed and if you don't know how to quilt, this is a great way to learn. For more information contact Phyllis Wuebbels 618-895-4895 or Sharon Bigley 618-736-2964.


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

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.


  • Weekly bulletins

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


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: It is the most in-depth and faithful array of true formation workshops ever created. Throughout the workshop, your active engagement will be requested; the workshops are not designed for passive viewing only. With a focus upon your mission to join the saints in glory, over 200 workshops in English and in Spanish are available right now, and every month new workshops are added. Click the link below for step by step instruction to register you and everyone else in your family. If you have questions, you can contact Andrea Short or parish office.

FaH User Registration Instructions
Download PDF • 650KB


CRS Rice Bowl

For more information go to or click on file below.

Rice Bowl
Download PDF • 90KB

Food Pantry Collection

Collection tubs located at back of church and downstairs in the hall, during Lent.

All items will be delivered to Turning Point Food Pantry.

Cross Catholic Outreach Wells of Salvation

This is a new program to our Parish. Pray, fast and give to build 69 clean water wells for communities in Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia. To learn more go to or click on file below.

Wells of Salvation
Download PDF • 338KB


Diocese of Belleville CRS is Hosting

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land

December 2-13, 2024

Pilgrimage includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and more! For more information or to sign-up contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-624-2838 or email to


Hunger impacts millions of women, men, and children around the world. Throughout Lent we have encountered communities in Guatemala, Bangladesh and Rwanda that are overcoming this problem so their members can have brighter futures. How is your community working to fight hunger? Visit to learn more.

Return Rice Bowls by April 16.


Financial Target $10,630 ~ Pledged to Date $4,421

On behalf of Bishop Michael McGovern and diocesan ministries and programs, a most heartfelt thanks to all those who have already responded with a gift to The 2023 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. If you have not done so as yet, there’s still plenty of time. One-time donations or pledges – in any amount – are needed and can be made through your parish or at (click on “Giving to the Diocese”). Your generosity supports 17 agencies and programs that daily serve thousands of people. Please consider making your gift today or at any time you are able in the coming months. We also ask for your prayers for the success of this year’s appeal and all those we serve.

Thank you and may God bless you always.

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