First Sunday of Lent Bulletin - February 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 First Week of Lent
Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 25 at 8:00 a.m.
†Beverly C. Przygoda
Second Sunday of Lent
Saturday, February 27 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, February 28 at 8:30 a.m.
††Robert & Rodney Aydt, ††Dave & Betty Anselment, †Donnie Lueke
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 February 13-14
Envelopes (30) $1,040
Youth (2) $ 2
Solemnity of Mary (1) $ 20
One Strong (1) $ 50
Cemetery (3) $ 175
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 & HOMEBOUND
Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, Kenneth Karcher, 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.
PSR this Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
CLERGY DAY FOR PRIESTS
Diocese of Belleville Clergy Day for Priests on February 23 at St. Clare of Assisi in O'Fallon.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
ONE STRONG MISSION NEWS
Mark your calendar for our Drive-Thru Breakfast Fundraisers
February 21 (Canceled) ~ March 14 ~ April 11
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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
February 19 at Piopolis Hal
February 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
KC #8745 @ Dahlgren
KC #7118 @ Enfield
March 5 at Piopolis Hall
March 26 at Piopolis Hall
CSMA GOAL $11,858
Our Parish has pledged $5,011.Please help us meet our goal!
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
Jesus told us that whatever we did for one of these least brothers of his we did for him. Reflect on the challenge of global hunger, it is a reality for millions. What will you do to support hungry in our community and around the world? Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more. Pick up your family's bowl as you leave church on February 20-21.
Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers, while I had Covid. It is greatly appreciated. God Bless you all,
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.
Illinois Phase 4 Regarding Mass & Social Gatherings Outside of Worship
Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and is no longer under the resurgence mitigation tiers. Currently, under Phase 4 the following applies regarding Mass and social gatherings outside of worship:
1. The celebration of daily or Sunday Masses still follows the metric of 20% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less, and follows the established diocesan COVID-19 safety guidelines—social distancing, wearing masks, sanitizing, disinfecting, etc.
2. Weddings and funerals in the context of Mass also still follow the metric of 20% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less, and follows established diocesan COVID-19 safety guidelines. No congregating indoors. No more than 50 should congregate outdoors and they should social distance and wear masks, even outdoors.
3. The gathering limit of funeral vigils or wakes at the church is now 50 or less. However, everyone must wear masks and those not living together should maintain social distance.
4. Regions in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan allows a gathering limit of 50 or fewer. Those gathered must social distance and wear masks. You will need to determine how many your parish hall can accommodate with everyone social distancing at 6 ft. apart in all directions. If you can accommodate 50 social distanced, then 50 could gather in the hall. Disinfect after events. With Mass or any event being held, we ask that people remain home if they feel ill, have symptoms or a temperature, etc.
5. The limit of 50 guests applies to social gatherings at the parish--organizational meetings, receptions, funeral brunches, bingo, dinners, etc. Follow safety guidelines—wear masks, social distance, disinfect, etc. If food and beverages are served, do not offer buffet-style or potluck meals or food prepared in the homes of others, unless the person making the food items has a food safety certification from IDPH. Items should be catered or provided in single-serve or disposable containers. Items should not be left out in the open uncovered with multiple people accessing them such as bowls of snacks, food trays, etc. Those not living together should be seated six feet or more apart. Staff or volunteers serving food should wash hands frequently and wear disposable gloves and face coverings.