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Pentecost Sunday Bulletin - May 31, 2020

Updated: May 30, 2020

Masses for Ninth Week in Ordinary Time to be said Privately

Tuesday - Friday ~ Private Intentions

Mass for The Most Holy Trinity to be said Privately

Sunday ~ Private Intention

New updates about COVID-19 and

Reopening of Parish on website under news.

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

Tuesday - Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Sunday Collection

Envelopes (20) $2,665

Communications (3) $ 55

Seminarian Education (1) $ 25

Cemetery (5) $ 370

Total $ 3,115

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. In the midst of COVID-19, our Parish still needs to operate. Thank you for being generous, during this difficult time!

From the May/June

Liturgical Calendar

Please Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Vickie Rapp Grant, Dean Rubenacker, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, & 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.

Wisdom Community Meeting

Fr. Ptak will have last meeting with Bishop Administrator Braxton on June 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Chapter & Verse

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord swept the sea with a strong east wind throughout the night and so turned it into dry land. When the water was thus divided, the Israelite marched into the mist of the sea on dry land, with water like a wall to their right and to their left.

Exodus 14:21-22

Blessed be the Lord, who did not leave us a prey to their teeth. We were rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare; Broken was the snare, and we were freed.

Psalm 124:6-7


July 22 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville at 2:00 p.m.

Due to concern for the health and safety of the public in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the ordination liturgy will be limited and social distancing protocols will be in place. The Diocese of Belleville is exploring options for broadcasting the liturgy. This will allow the faithful to prayerfully participate in the ordination in their homes.

Let us to pray for our Bishop-Elect Rev. Michael McGovern in this time leading up to his ordination as our new Bishop.

O Lord, who for the feeding of your flock have set your servant Michael over it as a successor to the Apostles, grant him, we pray, a spirit of counsel and fortitude, a spirit of knowledge and piety, so that, by faithfully governing the people entrusted to him, he may build up in the world the sacrament of the Church. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Word of Christ's Ministry Spreads

"Surely not the Jesus Christ!"

Electric Organ

There is a free electric organ with stand in the basement, for anyone who would like to have it.

There will be printed bulletin in plastic tote by office door for those who would like receive paper copy.

Deacon Notes:

Pentecost Sunday, is one of three pilgrim feast that required the adult men of Israel to travel to Jerusalem. It was a harvest festival celebrated 50 days after Passover. Now Pentecost celebrates the new law of the Spirit, written on the hearts of believers, which surpasses the Law of Moses. They were filled with The Holy Spirit; The miracle of Pentecost is anticipated by isolated instances in Luke, and its effects are noted several times in Acts. The Spirit is the founding gift of the New Covenant and the soul that animates the body of the Christian community. He "the Spirit" directs the Missionary efforts of The Church, guides her leadership into truth, and sanctifies her life through the Sacraments. Today as every day, we must let the Holy Spirit guide us on our Christian journey, to tell us from right and wrong.

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Archie

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Archie

Pastor's Notes:

Update on Progress of Reopening Church

At this point, we have established a group of six volunteers (2 Co-Leaders, 1 Greeter Captain, 1 Cleaning Captain, 1 Set-Up Captain, and Pastor). Each one of them has received packet of documents to read over and will complete online Webinar. As soon as each one has completed Webinar, we will meet as a group to proceed in the next steps. These steps include organizing additional groups of volunteers (greeting, set-up and cleaning crews), properly marking church, setting up the flow of church and securing disinfecting supplies. If you would like to be part of one of the volunteer crews above, contact me or Parish office. To volunteer you must be high school age (with parent permission) - 65 years of age, with no serious medical condition(s). It is important, because when we to start back to having services (weekday or weekend), we will have to have more than one set of volunteers.



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