Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Bulletin November 20, 2022
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAM WILL BE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 @ 5:00 P.M.
Mass Intentions for The Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Mass to God for His blessings for the Catholic Community in Hamilton County
Mass Intentions for The First Sunday of Advent
Saturday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m.
††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker
Sunday, November 27 at 8:30 a.m.
All Parish Family
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 November 21-25
Monday, Thursday, & Friday ~ Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Bulletins: New & Old
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.
20: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
22: NO Ladies Quilting
22-23: Private Adoration of Blessed Sacrament 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eucharistic Revival)
24-25: Office Closed
24: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
25: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
26-27 & December 3-4: Two week bulletin. Please have bulletin items to office by 10:00 a.m. on November 23.
27: No PSR Classes or Adult Bible Study
29: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
30: East Vicariate Priest/Deacon Meeting - St. Polycarp, Carmi
1: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
2: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment by November 30.
2: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
4: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
5: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m.
6: 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.
June 24, 2023 ~ Mass & Great Celebration ~ 4:00 p.m.
Fr. Mark Reyling 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood
St. John the Baptist Feast Day
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630
On behalf of the ministries and programs funded by The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal and those they serve, we thank you for your prayers and continued generosity to the 2022 campaign. May you and your families feel the warmth of God’s love and the comfort of His peace at Thanksgiving and always.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (October-December) & 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
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH
Once again, in your envelope packet for December 4 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 20.
CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT COLLECTION NOVEMBER 19-20
Please be generous in the collection for the CCHD. In the US, more that 11% of the population lives in poverty. With this collection, you support programs that address the root causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for those struggling across the country. In addition, 25% of the funds we collect remain in our diocese to fund local antipoverty projects. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection and support those working on the margins. More information about the CCHD can be found at www.usccb.org/cchd or click line below to read flyer.
DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE:
Keep the Faith growing in Southern Illinois! Subscribe today.
Call 618-233-8670 or go online www.bellevillemessenger.org
ST ANDREW DINNERS
November 20 - St. Mary Parish in Chester at 5:00 p.m.
December - 4 Holy Childhood in Mascoutah at 5:00 p.m.
Bishop Michael McGovern will host St. Andrew Dinners for young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood. All young men ages 14-32 are invited to attend; parents or guardians are also welcome to join us. Each event will begin at with Evening Prayer and will be followed by dinner and conversation. This is a terrific opportunity to hear some of our seminarians speak about preparing for the priesthood; there will also be time for questions and conversation with Fr. Joel Seipp, Vocation Director. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Patti Warner in the Vocations Office at (618) 722-5043, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESPECT LIFE CORNER
Let us be mindful of married couples considering adoption: May the Holy Spirit guide their discernment, grant them peace, and bring to fruition His holy will.
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, “An Adoption Love Story”
NOVEMBER COLLECTING FOOD FOR FOOD PANTRY
Remember to last day to turn in food pantry items is the weekend of November 26-27. You can drop off items in the back of church or in the hall. All food collected will be dropped off at Turning Point Food Pantry in McLeansboro. Click on file below to view a list of food donation suggestions
"TREE OF LIGHTS" ~ RINGING OF BELLS
If you would like to volunteer to ring the bells for kettle collection, contact Nolene Rubenacker 618-927-0055. Plans is the ring bells Saturdays in December (3, 10 & 17).
Tree of Lights helps those in the county who are in need. They have helped with rental assistance, utilities, as well as other needs. And the needs continue. If you would like to make a donation to Tree of Lights, make checks payable to Tree of Light and can be dropped off at Banterra Bank or Peoples National Bank or mailed to Hamilton County Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 84, McLeansboro, IL 62859.
This weekend we celebrate The Solemnity of our Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. It ends the liturgical year in Church. Jesus is King. There is no doubt about it. In His lifetime and especially concentrated in His ministry, Jesus preaches about the Kingdom of God His Father. In this feast of Christ the King, may the statement: “Christ the King” will not just fade out. May it be a statement of faith in us: the mystery that brings each and everyone of us into the tremendous realization that His Kingship links our lives into the divine destination in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom where the devil has no power to conquer and we who believe and put our trust and confidence in His love, will not be conquered but, associating our faith in the fashion of His love and mercy, will truly conquer evil with the love of the Kingship of the Christ.
CHRISTUS VINCIT! CHRISTUS REGNAT! CHRISTUS IMPERAT!
Christ conquers! Christ reigns! Christ commands!