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Second Sunday of Advent Bulletin - December 6, 2020


Mass will not be live streamed this weekend.




The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)

Tuesday, December 8 at 9:00 p.m.

†Odelia Karcher, ††Joe & Gertrude Heil


Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m.

†Tim Tomas, ††Theodore & Lean Reyling


Masses for Second Week of Advent

Wednesday, December 9 at 8:00 a.m.

††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker


Thursday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m.

Living & Deceased Families of Joseph Frey & Pius Rubenacker


Third Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 12 at 5:00 p.m.

†Evelyn Barker, ††Charlie & Rosa Bond, †Debbie Wuebbels


Sunday, December 13 at 8:30 a.m.

†Robert Aydt, Living & Deceased Andrew & Margaret Rubenacker Family, †Brenda Lueke

We are accepting Mass Intentions for 2021



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

Monday thru Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Calendar

Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

https://hamiltoncountycatholic.org/


Sunday Collection

November 22 & 29

Envelopes (56) $2,530

Human Development (13) $ 288

Sound System (1) $ 50

Guatemala Mission (8) $ 220

PSR (2) $ 35

One Strong (1) $ 30

Total $3,153

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!



Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, & Kenneth 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.


PSR NEWS

PSR Sundays at 9:30 am.



CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH

This year, in your envelope packet on December 13 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 Monday, December 21.



CHRISTMAS PENANCE SERVICE

Tuesday, December 15 starting at 4:00 p.m. Please call or email office to sign up for time.



RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS

Do you remember the sisters, brothers, or religious order priest who made a positive difference in your life? Today many are elderly, need assistance. and are struggling to meet retirement needs while continuing to serve the People of God. Please give to the Retirement Fund for Religious next week.


REMINDER

Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.



BOXES OF JOY

Thank you to everyone who donated a Box of Joy. Breakdown of collected boxes:

Our Parish 74

East Vicariate 253

Dioceses 701



GUATEMALA MISSION UPDATE

Covid-19 has not allowed our sister parishes to have Mass with the public for over 7 months now. Please realize that the priests of Jutiapa do not get paid and rely on their parishioners for support. Please consider supporting our sister parish. Use envelope in envelope packet or drop in a marked envelope in collection. See website for pictures.



CSMA GOAL AS OF OCTOBER 30

Target ~ $11,858

Pledged to Date ~ $3,826



PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR

There are printed bulletin and Living Faith Books (October - December) are in plastic tote by office door for those who would like receive paper copy.



THE VOCATIONS OFFICE

Bishop Michael McGovern and Fr. Nick Junker are inviting young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood to participate in a St. Andrew Dinner. Young men, ages 14 thru 25, are invited to attend; parents are also welcome. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Nick Junker at (618) 722-5035 or e-mail njunker@diobelle.org. To learn more go to: https://www.diobelle.org/vocations



DIOCESES OF BELLEVILLE ~ ADOPT A SEMINARIAN

Cards located as you exit church. There are lots of ways to help: Remember his birthday, become a prayer warrior, send a care package, remember him at Christmas, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.



CASA FRANKLIN & HAMILTON COUNTIES

There will be no Hamilton County Kid's Christmas names this year, here is another place you can donate to support kids from our county.






RESERVE YOUR DAY TO ATTEND MASS

It is important to call or email office to reserve a day to attend mass, before 2:00 p.m. Friday.

618-648-2490 OR catholic@hamiltoncom.net

If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.


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CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Vigil Mass December 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Night Mass December 24 at 10:00 p.m.

Day Mass December 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Please contact the office to reserve your time. Dates and times are subject to change due to COVID and volunteer help. Vigil Mass has been added to this year schedule, due to COVID restrictions.





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St. John The Baptist

Administrative Pastor
Fr. Slawomir Ptak 648-2490
RCIA Director
Deacon Archie Bowers 231-1601
Parish Secretary
Rachel Hopfinger 648-2490
PSR
Megan Woodrow: 838-4430

CYM

Robbilyn Coy: 267-1398

Trustees
Mike Karcher & Shelley Allen

Parish Office
7598 Piopolis Road, McLeansboro, IL 62859-4706

Phone: 618-648-2490

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