Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 25, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED SATURDAY.
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Masses for the Fourth Week of Easter
Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00 a.m.
††Charles Haney & Shirley Dowdy
Thursday, April 29 at 8:00 a.m.
†Fr. Dale Maxfield
Masses for Fifth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m.
††George & Reba Rawls
Living & Deceased AJ & Emily Lueke Family
Sunday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m.
All Parish Family
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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Bulletins: New & Old
Monthly Ministry List
Collection April 17-18
Envelopes (53) $2,013
Loose $ 40
Youth (3) $ 3
Needy in Parish (1) $ 200
Easter (1) $ 100
Parish Hall (1) $ 25
Holy Land (2) $ 30
One Strong (1) $ 5
Mass Intentions (4) $ 40
Scholarship (4) $ 145
Cemetery (3) $2,100
In Memory of Joseph Mayberry
Sr. for Altar Renovations $4,700
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!
2021 YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH PRAYER
Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, whose power makes the impossible possible, come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty. Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome (here make your request). My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power. Amen.
This prayer, from the 19th-century French prayer book, has been recited by Pope Francis every day for more than 40 years (cf. Patris Corde, †10).
Tuesday, May 4 starting at 5:00 p.m. Contact office to schedule at time.
ONE STRONG MISSION NEWS
Drive-Thru Breakfast Fundraisers on May 16 has been cancelled.
Beautiful Weather is here!!! Do you need help around your House? One Strong can help with anything!!! Cleaning out flower beds or gutters, power washing your house or washing windows, cleaning out garages or barns, painting or pruning. Whatever you need help with just let us know. Contact Michele Lueke or Robbilyn Taylor, to get your name on our schedule.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, 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.
BUILDING & GROUNDS MEETING
Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. in hall.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
JANITOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST HALL
Looking for someone to clean the hall at St. John the Baptist, Piopolis. If interested please contact the office.
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.
Next meeting will be Sunday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. There will be election of new officers.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
“With confidence in the Lord, I am turning to you today asking for your support of this year’s Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. My hope is that your generous response will help our ministries grow and the compassion of Jesus will be experienced more profoundly in our communities.” Bishop Michael McGovern Please consider making your gift today!
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (April - June)
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.
KC #7118 STATE OFFICERS VISIT/MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS
Saturday, April 24 ~ St. Patrick Hall - Enfield. Registration 8:30 a.m. ~ Meeting 9:00 a.m.
MESSENGER MEMORIAL DAY SUPPLEMENT
Stories needed about someone they knew or a relative who died during a war, service members who were killed in action (WWII onward), service people who are presently serving, or served in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria. Deadline is May 3. Please call 618-722-5044 or email email@example.com with the information.
CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL (CHMA)
This weekend we will take up the CHMA which generously supports ministries and programs of our Belleville Diocese each year. Today, over 40% of dioceses in the US and its territories are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support of this appeal helps them meet these faith formation and sacramental needs. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions or on the handout and Bishop McGovern letter below (click to view).
Hope in the Risen One. Our hope is based simply on the One who is risen. We have many fears; basically all of them are rooted in the fear of death. The fear of loss, the fear of illness, the fear that our life will end - these are all fears about the future. And the message of Jesus in the Gospel is very consistent: Do not fear. It is I.
It is by being with the disciples, by His simple presence, that Jesus gives hope to those who are fearful. The disciples do not understand, that is abundantly clear. And that is already a clue to our hope: we do not hope because we understand; we hope because Someone is with us.
We realize that the Risen One is with us because He loves us. It is because He loves us that He is with us, not because we are hopeful, or because we are graceful, or because we are thoughtful. He is with us because He loves us. And His love, His turning to us with compassion and care, drives out fear. Amen!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.
COVID-19 MASS PROTCOL
Mass Ushers would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to have Mass under mandatory COVID-19 guidelines from the Diocese of Belleville. With religion classes running, Sunday Mass is often beyond capacity while Saturday Mass seems to have more vacancies. We do not want to have to turn attendees away, so please call the parish office to cancel your Mass reservation if you cannot attend, before 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Or you may call or text Andrea Short 618-214-1275 or Robbilyn Taylor 618-267-1398, to cancel your reservation only. To help us ensure that we utilize all available Church capacity, please arrive 5 minutes prior to Mass start time to ensure your reserved seat.
REOPEING CHURCHES - REVISED METRICS - FEBRUARY 24, 2021
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