Fourth Sunday of Advent Bulletin - December 17-18, 2022
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
DECEMBER 17 @ 5:00 P.M.
PSR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
DECEMBER 18 @ 9:30 A.M.
Mass Intentions for The Fourth Week of Advent
Tuesday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. - NO MASS
Christmas Penance Service - 6:00 p.m. (Second Priest)
Wednesday, December 21 at 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 22 at 8:00 a.m.
Masses for the Nativity of the Lord 2022
Saturday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. ~ Christmas Vigil (Live-Streamed)
††Scott & Jolene Schuster
††Floyd & Norma Collins
††Lawrence & Caroline Haas
Saturday, December 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Living & Deceased Family of Joseph & Magdalene Kaufman
Saturday, December 25 at 8:30 a.m.
††Donald & Viola Grubb
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 December 19-23
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Bulletins: New & Old
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.
18: PSR Christmas Program & Santa Visit after Mass
18: No Bible Study
18: One Strong Christmas Breakfast after Mass - Cost by donation.
20: No Ladies Quilting
22: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
23: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
24-25 & December 31-January 1: Two week bulletin. Please have bulletin items to office by 10:00 a.m. December 22.
25: No PSR Classes or Adult Bible Study
26-30: Office Closed
27: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
29: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
30: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
31: New Year's Eve Mass 5:00 p.m.
1: New Year's Day Mass 8:30 a.m.
1: No PSR Classes or Adult Bible Study
3: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
EAST VICARIATE PENANCE SERVICES
December 18 @ 5:00 p.m. - St. Polycarp, Carmi
December 19 @ 5:00 p.m. - St. Patrick, Enfield
December 19 @ 6:00 p.m. - St. Stephen, Flora
December 20 @ 6:00 p.m. - St. John the Baptist, Piopolis (second priest available)
December 20 @ 6:00 p.m. - St. Sebastian, St. Sebastian
December 20 @ 7:00 p.m. - St. Mary, Mt. Carmel
December 20 @ 5:30-7:00 p.m. - St. Lawrence, Lawrenceville
QUILTING EVERY TUESDAY
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.
PRAY FOR & REMEMBER THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Paul & Helen Wellen
Deacon Alfred 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.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630
On behalf of the ministries and programs funded by The CSMA and those they serve, we thank you for your prayers and continued generosity to the 2022 campaign.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (October-December) & Books are located at each door in church.
NA & AA MEETINGS - MCLEANSBORO HALL
Narcotic Anonymous Meetings
Every Thursday Night
Alcohol Anonymous Meeting
Every Friday Night
For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH
Once again, in your envelope packet for December 4 is a green envelope marked, Christmas Memorial for Needy in Parish. If you would like a memorial in Christmas booklet in memory of your loved one(s), please place name(s) in this envelope and drop in the collection box or mail to office by Tuesday, December 20.
Starting in January we will return with mass greeters. If you would like to be added to the list, please email or call the office. Please specify if you would like to be added Saturday, Sunday or both. As a reminder, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to mass.
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TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) RETREAT
Immaculate Conception, Columbia, IL
January 14-16, 2023 - Team and Participants can sign up at bellevilletec.org. Anyone with questions may contact Diane McIntyre @ 270-970-3241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIOCSEAN CHRISMTAS COLLECTION DECEMBER 24-25
The 45th Annual Diocesan Christmas Collection will be taken up at all Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Parishes and agencies throughout the diocese will request monies from this collection during 2023 to assist those who are in need with food, clothing, shelter, utility payments, healthcare and medications, funeral and burial expenses, transportation and emergency assistance of all types. Please consider giving as you are able, envelopes are located in your envelope packet.
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MCGOVERN
Dear Friends in Christ,
As we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord, I think of the words St. John wrote in one of his epistles: “we have come to know and believe in the love God has for us.” My sincere prayer for the people of our diocese is that as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus, each of us comes to know and believe more deeply in the love God has for us. May this Christmas be filled with a spirit of kindness and compassion and may you, your families and loved ones be filled with the peace of Christ in the New Year.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop Michael McGovern