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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord - April 10, 2022




Masses for Holy Week

Tuesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Chrism Mass at Cathedral in Belleville

Triduum Sacrum

Holy Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.

100th Birthday Blessings & 73rd Anniversary of Priesthood for Fr. George Bernard

Adoration till 10 pm

Good Friday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Service

Holy Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m.

†Sr. Agnes Aydt

††Edwin & Wilma Karcher

††Pete, Carl, & Maxine Halley


Sunday, April 17 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 Week of April 11

Tuesday through Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Collection April 2-3

Envelopes (63) $2,248

Loose $ 70

Youth (2) $ 2

Ash Wednesday (1) $ 10

Easter (2) $ 70

CRS (1) $ 5

Holy Land (2) $ 60

Black & Indian Mission (1) $ 5

One Strong (1) $ 5

Mass Intention (1) $ 10

SJN Cemetery (1) $ 100

Easter Egg Donation (2) $ 40

Total $2,625

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.


  • 10: Easter Egg Hunt right after Mass for all kids Birth-5th Grade.

  • 10: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 10: One Strong Youth Senior Appreciation Breakfast 9:30 a.m.

  • 10: No Bible Study

  • 12: PSR Shadow Stations of the Cross in church 7:00 p.m.

  • 17: No PSR Classes or Bible Study

  • 21: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m. Steak Night

  • 21: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.

  • 24: First Communion Class First Reconciliation after Mass

  • 24: Last Day for PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 24: Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 24: Last day return CRS Rice Bowl

  • 27: East Vicariate Priest Meeting - Enfield


  • 1: First Communion - Following Mass will be a Doughnut Breakfast for all Parish in hall.

  • 1: Hamilton County Senior High Class of 2022 Baccalaureate Service 6:00 p.m.

  • 2: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshments Mike & Mark Karcher

  • 4: Last day to return Food Pantry donations.

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

  • 8: Good Shepherd Sunday ~ World Day of Prayers for Vocations ~ Happy Mother's Day


April 10 after Mass. Help us recognize this year's graduating seniors. No charge for breakfast - donations greatly appreciated. Dine-In or Carryout. Be sure to check out our wonderful raffle items.



Monday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Farm of Gerald and Linda Tennis

14145 E. 400 Road; Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

“Farm Blessing” signs will also lead you to the farm. Those attending are invited to bring seed and soil in marked containers along with animals and farm machinery to be blessed. Food will also be collected for the needy of the area.

We look forward to having everyone join us!


Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Through this collection, you stand in solidarity with the Church and the Holy Land as a witness of peace, supporting Catholics there in parishes and schools, maintaining Christian shrines and caring for refugees in the Holy Land. Please be generous in the envelope provided in the collection packet.

Holy Land Collection Bishop's Letter
Download PDF • 31KB


Return Rice Bowls by April 24

As we enter Holy Week, we remember how our Lord suffered and died so that each and every one of us might be saved from sin and have eternal life. Reflect on God's infinite love for you. How have you responded to that love this Lent, and how can you share it with others? Visit to learn more or click on file below.

CRS Rice Bowl
Download DOCX • 546KB

Return Food Pantry donations by May 4


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.

Scholarship Application
Download DOCX • 24KB

Scholarship Guidelines Freshman - Junior
Download DOCX • 25KB


Larry Hunt

Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary 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.

2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630

Pledge-to-Date $1,976

If you have not done so as yet, there’s still plenty of time. One-time donations or pledges are needed and can be made through your parish or at


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books (April-June) & Books are located at each door in church.


Advertising and Marketing Representative for The Messenger

Deadline April 22

Advertising and Marketing Representative
Download PDF • 80KB

What is Synodality?

Throughout this process, we hear the words: Synod, Synodality, and Synodal process. What do these words mean? Do they mean the same thing? A helpful short definition of the Synod of Bishops is a gathering of bishops that 1. Fosters closer unity between the bishops and Pope 2. Provides counsel to the Pope on matters of faith and morals, and discipline of the Church 3. Studies questions concerning the Church in the world. For more information go to

Synod – What is it?

Synod is a Greek word (synodos) meaning a meeting or assembly. The two Greek words that make up Synod are syn meaning together and hodos meaning way or journey. The entire Catholic Church is called to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops! The upcoming Synod is entitled: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” You can participate in the Synod process, simply by answering few questions from Pope Francis.

Synod – Topics/Questions

Here are the questions: A Synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening in your parish today? How is the Holy Spirit inviting your parish community to grow in “journeying together”? Jesus Christ – What is there about Jesus that draws me to him? What is there about Jesus that makes an impression on me? What is there about Jesus that I would like to share with my family, my neighbors, and the wider community? The Church – What is there about the Church that draws me closer to the Lord and to other people? In the coming years, what are my hopes for the Church that will help to draw me closer to Christ? Reflect and Pray on these important topics/questions to ready yourself. When you are ready to reflect please go to and fill out online form. Your responses will be added to our Diocesan report that will be submitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in June 2022. The deadline to complete this survey is Sunday, May 29, 2022.


I would like to thank the group of young people who came and did work for me. What a wonderful thing you are doing to represent your Parish and your parents. I'm sure your rewards will be great someday. God Bless you all, Ruthie

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