Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - January 31, 2021
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Masses for Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m.
††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker
Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m.
First Friday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m.
Holy Hour 8:30-9:30 a.m. following Mass
Masses for Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m.
We are needing 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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Collection January 23-24
Envelopes (47) $ 1,235
Loose $ 47
Youth (3) $ 3
Needy in Parish (1) $ 200
Christmas (1) $ 520
Messenger (2) $ 50
Guatemala Mission (2) $ 45
One Strong (1) $ 20
Scholarship (1) $ 100
Cemetery (15) $ 410
In Memory of Joseph Mayberry
Sr. for Altar Renovations $40,000
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!
2020 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS
They were mailed January 20.
February 2 at 5:00 p.m. Contact office to reserve your 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 will resume this weekend.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
BLESSING OF THROATS
Wednesday, February 3
ONE STRONG MISSION NEWS
Mark your calendar for our Drive-Thru Breakfast Fundraisers
February 21 ~ March 14 ~ April 11
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY NEWS
Monthly Meeting Sunday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. Masks and Social Distancing Required.
Chicken & Dumpling Drive-Thru Fundraiser Saturday, February 13. Cost by donation and serving begins after Mass.
Cookbook Fundraiser. Currently we are collecting recipes from anyone in our parish. These can include any type of recipe new or old as well as family recipes that have been passed down from generations. Please be sure to include your name on the recipe as well as "in memory of" for deceased recipe authors if applicable. Several ways to submit your recipe(s): place in envelope in the back of church or tote outside the office, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be uploaded directly to www.typensave.com. Login using username: sjbrecipes21 and password: pepper241. All recipes will be proofread by committee members before final submission. Please contact Bethany Wellen or Andrea Short with any questions or if you would like to be on the cookbook committee.
HOLY NAME MEETING
Monday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. Masks and Social Distancing Required.
CSMA GOAL $11,858
Our Parish has pledged $4,161.Please help us meet our goal!
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (January - March 2021)
Funeral Home 2021 Calendars
THE VOCATIONS OFFICE
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, remember him at Christmas, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.
Envelopes located in your envelope packet or as you exit church.
Last Thursday we celebrated the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was a great Saint of the Catholic Church. I would like to share a little bit about his life. At early age about five he was sent to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino in his parents’ hopes that he would choose that way of life and eventually became abbot. In 1239, he was sent to Naples to complete his studies. It was here that he was first attracted to Aristotle’s philosophy. By 1243, Thomas joined the Dominicans order and later he went to Paris and then to Cologne, where he finished his studies with famous philosopher Albert the Great. He held two professorships at Paris, directed the Dominican schools at Rome and Viterbo. His greatest contribution to the Catholic Church is his writings. The unity, harmony, and continuity of faith and reason, of revealed and natural human knowledge, pervades his writings. One might expect Thomas, as a man of the gospel, to be an ardent defender of revealed truth. But he was broad enough, deep enough, to see the whole natural order as coming from God the Creator, and to see reason as a divine gift to be highly cherished. The Summa Theologiae, his last and, unfortunately, uncompleted work, deals with the whole of Catholic theology. He stopped work on it after celebrating Mass on December 6, 1273. When asked why he stopped writing, he replied, “I cannot go on…. All that I have written seems to me like so much straw compared to what I have seen and what has been revealed to me.” He died March 7, 1274. His feast day is January 28. Fr. Slawomir Ptak
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.