First Sunday of Advent Bulletin - November 28, 2021
Updated: Dec 3, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED SATURDAY.
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Live Stream Videos of Mass on YouTube.
Masses for the First Week of Advent
Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m.
†Joseph Mayberry Sr.
††Sarah & Connor Roesch
Thursday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m.
††Janette & Lydia Haney
First Friday, December 3 at 8:00 a.m.
Holy Hour Following
Mass for The Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. (Note time change, due to Christmas Parade in McLeansboro at 5:30 p.m.)
All Parish Family
Sunday, December 5 at 8:30 a.m.
†††John, Lizzie, Anton, Betty, Paul, Kay & Brenda Lueke
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 through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Monthly Ministry List
Collection November 20-21
Envelopes (45) $1,398
Loose $ 88
Youth (2) $ 2
Christmas Memorial (1) $ 25
Hall (1) $ 25
Human Development (15) $ 232
SJB Building (1) $ 10
PSR (1) $ 50
Mass Intentions (4) $ 40
SJB Cemetery (2) $ 130
SJB Cemetery In Memory of
Sharon Reyling $1,175
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.
ST. JOSEPH PRAYER
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
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28: No PSR Classes
3: Fr. Ptak First Friday Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist by appointment, call Parish office.
5: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
5: One Strong Youth Mission Breakfast Fundraiser 9:30 a.m.
6: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m. in hall.
12: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
16: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield and KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren at 7:00 p.m.
19: PSR Christmas Program & Santa Visit after Mass
19: Decorate for Christmas after Mass
19: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
26: No PSR Classes
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR MOWING & GROUNDS KEEPING AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH & CEMETERY
Anyone interested submitting a bid or proposal for the above work for at least calendar years 2022 - 2023 please mail, email or deliver your proposal to the parish office by November 30, 2021. A summary of the tasks included is available from the parish office.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY
Thank you to all who have pre-ordered cookbooks. The second round of orders has been placed. We are hoping they will be in before Christmas, but with current manufacturing and shipping challenges it is not guaranteed. If you would like to still order a cookbook we should have extra copies available. Please sign up on the sheet in the back of church or call the office to get on the list. If you have already ordered and have not paid, you may either place cash or a check made out to "St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality" in the collection box in an envelope marked "cookbook" or drop off or mail your payment to the office. You can also use PayPal to pay. Contact Andrea Short to pay via Paypal or with any questions at 618-214-1275.
Thank you for your continued support! God Bless!
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH
Once again, in your envelope packet for December 5 is a green envelope marked, Christmas Memorial for Needy in Parish. If you would like a memorial in Christmas booklet in memory of your loved one(s), please place name(s) in this envelope and drop in the collection box or mail 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.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Paul & Helen Wellen
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.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
The ministries and programs that rely on The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal ensure the healing, teaching and redemptive presence of Jesus Christ for the people of our Belleville Diocese. Yet, their work cannot continue without YOUR help and support. We ask for your continued prayers for the success of The Appeal and, if you are able, please consider making a gift. No amount is too large or small and donations are accepted throughout the year.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
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.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
December 3-5 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel St. Peters, MO. For more information or to apply, go to wwme.org, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.
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.
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.
EAST VICARIATE ACTIVITY: WE ARE CALLED: A WEEKEND WITH JESSE MANIBUSEN
St. Mary - Mt. Carmel ~ December 10-12
December 10 - 6:00-8:30 p.m.
For everyone. Light refreshments will be served.
December 11 - 9:00-11:30 a.m.
For cantors and choir members. Donuts and drinks will be served.
December 12 - 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Jesse and the high school youth. Pizza and drinks will be served.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call
Mary Jo DeWolf at 618-262-5673 or 618-263-2488
CONCERT OF THANKSGIVING & HOPE BY THE BACK SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS
November 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Door Open 2:30 p.m.
St. Clare of Assisi - O'Fallon
A free community concert where we will celebrate the “heroes” of the pandemic and pay tribute to all who lost their lives due to COVID-19. The Most Reverend Bishop Michael McGovern, Kim and Jim Sabella of Wolfersberger Funeral Home, and St. Clare Parish are sponsoring this concert as a gift to area communities. Advanced registration for the free tickets is needed due to limited seating capacity. Please visit bachsociety.org/community21 for tickets.
2022 TRIP TO GUATEMALA SISTER PARISHES
Missions International will be organizing a trip to sister parishes of Jalapa, Jutiapa, Izabal, and Peten on July 10-16, 2022.For more information, see flyer on bulletin board at each door of church. If you are interested in this trip or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on file below, before December 15.
This Sunday we begin the new liturgical year of 2022. The Advent wreath holds four candles on each of the four Sundays of the Advent. The fifth candle in the middle symbolizes Jesus Christ. Advent is a time of prayer, reflection, and waiting for the coming Savior. The Liturgical color of this season is purple. All flowers and extra decorations are taken away. However, there are exceptions to this, certain solemnities and feasts.
I wish all of you a blessed Advent time, Fr. Ptak
P.S. Thank you to each one of you who took the time to wish me Happy Birthday and sent cards, messages, and gifts. May God be praised for allowing me to make another trip around the sun! God Bless You All!