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Fourth Sunday of Advent Bulletin - December 19, 2021

MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED

SUNDAY at 8:30 A.M.


Click on link below to view steps to access


Live Stream Videos of Mass on YouTube.

https://www.hamiltoncountycatholic.org/post/steps-to-view-live-stream-videos



Masses for the Fourth Week of Advent

Tuesday, December 21 at 6:00 p.m.

†Aaron Karcher

†Sharon Reyling


Wednesday, December 22 at 8:00 a.m.

†Joseph Mayberry, Sr.


Thursday, December 23 at 8:00 a.m.

†Pauline Kaufman



Masses for The Nativity of the Lord 2021 (Holy Day of Obligation)

Christmas Vigil

Friday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m.

††Joseph & Verla Bowling

(Mass will be Live-Streamed)


Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25 at 9:00 a.m.

†Richard Anselment



Masses for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph

Saturday, December 25 at 5:00 p.m.

††Gordon Coy & Robert Aydt

††Floyd & Norma Collins

††Donald & Viola Grubb & Bill & Alberta Karcher


Sunday, December 26 at 8:30 a.m.

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

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old

Calendar

Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

https://hamiltoncountycatholic.org/



Collection December 11-12

Envelopes (58) $2,300

Loose $ 99

Christmas Memorial (5) $ 220

Immaculate Conception (23) $ 425

Christmas (1) $ 25

Religious Retirement (24) $ 495

SJN Building (1) $ 100

One Strong (6) $ 670

SJB Cemetery (2) $ 150

Total $4,484

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.



Watch bulletin for more details.

December

  • 19: PSR Christmas Program & Santa Visit after Mass

  • 19: Decorate for Christmas after Mass

  • 19: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 24-31: Office Closed

  • 26: No PSR Classes

  • 28-30: No Weekday Masses

  • 31: New Year's Eve Mass 6:00 p.m. (NOT Holy Day of Obligation this year)

January

  • 2: No PSR Classes

  • 3: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m.

  • 6: Fr. Ptak Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist on Thursday this month - Contact office for appointment.

  • 9: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 9: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.







DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION DECEMBER 24-25

The 44th Annual Diocesan Christmas Collection will be take up at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Parishes and agencies throughout the diocese will request monies from this collection during 2022 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. Envelope is located is collection packet. Thank you so much.



ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY COOKBOOKS ARE IN!

cookbooks available in Parish office or

contact Andrea Short 618-214-1275 to make pick-up arrangements.





CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH

Due to office by Tuesday, December 21.



SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS & FRESHMAN - JUNION SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

These were handed out to youth in PSR class on September 19, available on Parish website, in High School classroom on bulletin board, & posted on One Strong and PSR Facebook page. You can also click links below to view them.

Scholarship Application
.docx
Download DOCX • 24KB

Scholarship Guidelines Freshman - Junior
.docx
Download DOCX • 25KB


PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND

Larry Hunt

Marie Hopkins

Bill Lueke

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Tillie Miller


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.





REMINDER

Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.






2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570

Pledged $6,350

Your contribution to CSMA enables the Office of Faith Formation to impact the lives of almost 11,000 students at 26 Catholic grade schools, three Catholic high schools and in PSR classes throughout our Belleville Diocese. If you haven’t already done so, we prayerfully ask you to consider making a gift to The 2021 Appeal today, no amount is too large or too small!



PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR

  • Weekly bulletins

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






HISTORY OF PIOPOLIS, ILLINOIS 1841-1888 BOOKS

Copies located at the back of church.



Hospice Volunteers Needed for SSM Hospice at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital

We are looking for volunteers to serve local residents and their families in their homes in Wayne & Hamilton Counties. Click on flyers below for more information or contact Nikki Timberlake at 618-899-1660 or Nikki.Timberlake@ssmhealth.com.

Caring Heart volunteer flyer
.pdf
Download PDF • 595KB
Be a volunteer flyer
.pdf
Download PDF • 116KB




EXCESS MASS INTENTIONS

If you are looking for a place to send excess mass intentions. Here you have an opportunity. A few years ago, Fr. Myron Effing's sister came and spoke at our parish about his work in Russia. Please see more information below and request list form.






PASTOR'S NOTE ON THE SEVEN JOYS OF SAINT JOSEPH CONTINUED






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