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Fourth Sunday of Lent Bulletin ~ March 19, 2023

Updated: Mar 24, 2023


MARCH 18 @ 5:00 P.M.

Mass Intentions for the Fourth Week of Lent

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

††Rich & Tillie Miller

†Leo Aydt

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

Living & Deceased Members of Martin Anselment Family

Thursday, March 23 - No Mass

Diocese Lenten Day of Prayer for Priests - O'Fallon

Mass Intentions for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

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

All Parish Family

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

†Annette Hart

††Theo & Lena Reyling

††SV & Clara Hopfinger

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 ~ March 20-24

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

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.


  • 19: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 21: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 22: Stations of Cross 8:30 a.m.

  • 23: Lenten Day of Prayer for Diocese Priests 9:30 a.m. in O'Fallon

  • 23: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 24: Lenten Visit for Sacrament of Penance for sick and homebound. Contact office for an appointment.

  • 24: KC #7118 Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enfield Hall

  • 24: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 26: Stations of the Cross 8:00 a.m.

  • 26: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 28: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 28: Lenten Penance Service 6:00 p.m. Second priest available.

  • 29: Stations of Cross 8:30 a.m.

  • 30: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 31: One Strong Youth Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 p.m. Piopolis Hall

  • 31: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall


  • 2: Easter Egg Hunt right after Mass for all kids Birth-5th Grade.

  • PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 3: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshments Russell Allen

  • 4: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 4: Chrism Mass at Cathedral of St. Peter Belleville 11:30 a.m.

  • 6: Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 p.m. - Adoration till 10:00 p.m.

  • 6: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 7: Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m.

  • 7: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 8: Holy Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m.

  • 9: Easter Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

  • 9: No PSR or Adult Bible Study Classes


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.


Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

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.


CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in the need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. Most recently CSR was on the ground in Ukraine, providing safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more. Please be generous and thank you for your support so we can continue to help those in need around the globe.

To learn more go to or click link below.

CRS Collection
Download PDF • 136KB


  • Weekly bulletins

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


Narcotic Anonymous Meetings

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

Alcohol Anonymous Meeting

Every Friday Night

7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: It is the most in-depth and faithful array of true formation workshops ever created. Throughout the workshop, your active engagement will be requested; the workshops are not designed for passive viewing only. With a focus upon your mission to join the saints in glory, over 200 workshops in English and in Spanish are available right now, and every month new workshops are added. Click the link below for step by step instruction to register you and everyone else in your family. If you have questions, you can contact Andrea Short or parish office.

FaH User Registration Instructions
Download PDF • 650KB


CRS Rice Bowl

For more information go to or click on file below.

Rice Bowl
Download PDF • 90KB

Food Pantry Collection

Collection tubs located at back of church and downstairs in the hall, during Lent.

All items will be delivered to Turning Point Food Pantry.

Cross Catholic Outreach Wells of Salvation

This is a new program to our Parish. Pray, fast and give to build 69 clean water wells for communities in Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia. To learn more go to or click on file below.

Wells of Salvation
Download PDF • 338KB



10:00 am

Mass at Sangamon Auditorium ~ 1 University Plaza

12:00 pm

Rally at Capitol Building ~ 401 S. 2nd Street

12-5:30 pm

Eucharistic Adoration at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

524 E. Lawrence Ave.

1:00 pm

March around the Capitol Building

Bishop McGovern will be there concelebrating the Mass and attending the Rally and March.


Diocese of Belleville CRS is Hosting

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land

December 2-13, 2024

Pilgrimage includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and more! For more information or to sign-up contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-624-2838 or email to


Malnutrition is widespread in Rwanda, but Gloriose and her husband are doing everything they can to keep their children healthy and set them up for success. From learning to grow a kitchen garden to participating in a micro-saving group. They are learning it takes many recourses to help their children thrive. Visit to learn more.

Return Rice Bowls by April 16.


Financial Target $10,630 ~ Pledged to Date $4,421

On behalf of Bishop Michael McGovern and diocesan ministries and programs, a most heartfelt thanks to all those who have already responded with a gift to The 2023 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. If you have not done so as yet, there’s still plenty of time. One-time donations or pledges – in any amount – are needed and can be made through your parish or at (click on “Giving to the Diocese”). Your generosity supports 17 agencies and programs that daily serve thousands of people. Please consider making your gift today or at any time you are able in the coming months. We also ask for your prayers for the success of this year’s appeal and all those we serve.

Thank you and may God bless you always.

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