Fourth Sunday of Lent Bulletin ~ March 19, 2023
Updated: Mar 24
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
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
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.
††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.
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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
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.
CATHOLIC RELIEF COLLECTION ~ MARCH 18-19
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 www.usccb.org/catholic-relief or click link below.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (January-March) & 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
FRANCISAN AT HOME:
Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: https://franciscanathome.com/. 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.
WAYS TO GIVE DURING LENT
CRS Rice Bowl
For more information go to crsricebowl.org or click on file below.
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 crosscatholic.org/lent or click on file below.
ILLINOIS MARCH FOR LIFE
MARCH 21 ~ SPRINGFIELD, IL
Mass at Sangamon Auditorium ~ 1 University Plaza
Rally at Capitol Building ~ 401 S. 2nd Street
Eucharistic Adoration at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
524 E. Lawrence Ave.
March around the Capitol Building
Bishop McGovern will be there concelebrating the Mass and attending the Rally and March.
PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND
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 email@example.com.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICE ~ RICE BOWLS
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 crsricebowl.org to learn more.
Return Rice Bowls by April 16.
CATHOLIC SERVICE AND MINISTRY APPEAL (CSMA)
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 www.diobelle.org (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.