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Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Bulletin ~ January 27-28, 2024

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.


Masses Intentions for the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Wednesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.

†Larry Rubenacker

†Marie Mitchell


Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 a.m.

Living & Deceased Tina & Martin Anselment Family

†Fr. Jose Ancheril Matthai


First Friday, February 2 at 8:00 a.m.

†Robert Wellen

†Lee Rubenacker

Blessing of Throats & Holy Hour Following


Mass Intentions for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m.

†George Logan

†Donald Kirsch

†Amanda Butkovich


Sunday, February 4 at 8:30 a.m.

All Parish Family




FROM THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY LITURGICAL CALENDAR

28: National Catholic Schools Week

31: St. John Bosco, Priest

2: Feast of The Presentation of the Lord & World Day for Consecrated Life

3: St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr & St. Ansgar, Bishop



Office Hours ~ January 29-February 2

Monday ~ Closed

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

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


Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old

Calendar

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. Please mail, drop-off your offering in collection box or in the mailbox by Parish office front door.



Watch bulletin for more details.


January

  • 27: Dahlgren KC Drive Thru BBQ Fundraiser 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • 28: PSR Class & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 30: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

February

  • 1: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 2: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound.  Contact office for appointment.

  • 3: PSR Class & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 4: Holy Name Society Rabbit Fry 5:30 p.m.

  • 5: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. - New President: Dave Collins

  • 6: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 8: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 11: PSR Class & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 13: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 14: Ash Wednesday Masses 8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.



QUILTING EVERY TUESDAY

Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 601 E Market Street, McLeansboro, IL. 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


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

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.









REMINDER

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



PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR

  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books & are located at each door in church.




AA & NA MEETING - CITY HALL


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

601 E Market Street ~ McLeansboro, IL


For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077









World Marriage Day

February 11 ~ Noon Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, MO

All married couples are invited to attend and celebrate the gift of marriage.  World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family – the basic unit of society.  It emphasizes the faithfulness, sacrifice and joy of daily married life.




DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE PERMANENT DIACONATE MEETING

February 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Undercroft of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville

 

The Office of Permanent Deacon is considering another new class of aspirants starting in the fall of 2025, with an informational meeting for men and their spouses. Eligibility is extended to men who have reached the ages thirty-three (33) to fifty-six (56) by September 2025. Men older than fifty-six may still apply but require special approval from the Deacon Formation Office and the Bishop. The formation process is a five-year commitment, including academic studies conducted by St. Meinrad School of Theology, spiritual direction, and learning about the deacon's role. Participants are required to attend a three-day meeting once per month over the course of the five-year program. Interested individuals should first discuss their interest with their pastor. For those unable to attend the initial meeting, another session will be scheduled later. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the process and requirements for becoming a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese.












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