Good Shepherd Sunday Bulletin ~ April 30, 2023
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
April 29 @ 5:00 P.M.
Mass Intentions for Fourth Week of Easter
Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.
†Deceased Members of the Quilting Club
Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00 a.m.
††Jacob & Regina Konert
First Friday, May 5 at 8:00 a.m.
††Danny, David, & Betty Ann Anselment
Mass Intentions for Fifth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. - Live Stream
All Parish Family
Sunday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m.
††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger
††John & Birdie Anselment
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 ~ May 1-5
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday - Thursday ~ 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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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.
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30: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m. - Last Day of Classes
1: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m.
2: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
4: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
5: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.
7: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.
7: PSR teachers Meeting 9:30 a.m. in high school classroom.
9: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
11: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
13: Parish Meal after mass for all parishioners to celebrate our Confirmation Youth, Fr. Ptak's 20th and Deacon Archie's 10th ordination anniversaries.
16: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
18: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.
18: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.
18: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
20: No Sunday Vigil Mass due to our children having Confirmation at St. Stephen, Flora 4:30 p.m.
23: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
25: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
30: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
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.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (April-June) & Books are located at each door in church.
AA & NA MEETING - MCLEANSBORO HALL
Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting
Every Thursday 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.
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.
WORLWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
St. Peters, MO
September 29-October 1
An experience for married couples to rekindle romance, enhance meaningful communication, and deepen and renew commitment. For more information or to apply, go to wwme.org, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.
CATHOLIC SERVICE AND MINISTRY APPEAL (CSMA)
Financial Target $10,630 ~ Pledge-to-Date $4,421
A special thanks to everyone who has so generously supported The 2023 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal – we are most grateful. If you haven’t had an opportunity to make a gift as yet, we hope you will prayerfully consider doing so now. Gifts can be made through your parish or by visiting www.diobelle.org and clicking on “Giving”. Seventeen (17) ministries and programs and all those they so faithfully serve are counting on YOU. Please make your contribution today.
DIOCESE POSTION ~ DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
A full-time position and is responsible for development and production of The Messenger and preparing official statement for the media. Qualification include bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience, 1-3 years' experience in related role where writing and editing was required, and be knowledgeable in photography, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite. Practicing Catholic required with thorough knowledge and understanding of Catholic teachings, practice, and organizational structure. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline May 19.
CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL COLLECTION ~ APRIL 29-30
Support CHMA this weekend! Nearly 40% of the dioceses in the US and its territories are considered mission territories because they are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support funds religious education, seminary formation, lay ministry training, and other programs here in the US. Please be generous. More information, click below to read Bishop McGovern letter and flyer or go online to www.usccb.org/home/missions.
INTERSHIP WITH DIOCSE CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPEMENT (CCHD)
CCHD is the domestic, anti-poverty social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. This year, CCHD is offering a local paid internship for Catholics in our diocese to help promote the important work of CCHD and to offer experience working with and on behalf of those in poverty. The internship is paid and requires 10-20 hours a week for up to 500 hours. Required internship training will occur in Washington DC on May 31-June 2. The internship could be started in the summer or the fall and would last through the school year or until the 500 hours are completed. Applicants must be a practicing Catholic with a desire to grow in an understanding of Catholic Social Teaching. Please send your resume by April 30 to Cheryl Sommer at email@example.com or contact 1-618-624-2838 with any questions.