Second Sunday of Advent Bulletin - December 5, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED SATURDAY at 4:00 P.M.
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Masses for the Second Week of Advent
Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patroness of the United States of America (Holy Day of Obligation)
Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
(Mass will be Live-Streamed)
Wednesday, December 8 at 8:30 a.m.
††Ruth Ann & Debbie Wuebbels
Thursday, December 9 at 8:00 a.m.
††Xavier & Frances Roesch
††Gilbert, Florence, & Cathy Bond
Masses for The Third Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 11 at 5:00 p.m.
††Donald & Viola Grubb
††Bill & Alberta Karcher
Sunday, December 12 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
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Monthly Ministry List
Collection November 27-28
Envelopes (61) $2,025
Loose $ 56
Youth (3) $ 3
Christmas Memorial (7) $ 365
Immaculate Conception (1) $ 10
All Saints Day (3) $ 50
Hall (2) $ 125
CSMA (1) $ 100
Human Development (3) $ 140
Guatemala Mission (17) $ 350
SJB Building (2) $ 120
PSR (1) $ 100
One Strong (2) $ 110
Mass Intentions (1) $ 10
Scholarship (3) $ 100
SJB Cemetery (3) $ 500
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.
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5: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
5: One Strong Youth Mission Breakfast Fundraiser 9:30 a.m. Hog Raffle Drawing.
6: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m. in hall.
12: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
14: Christmas Penance Service 6:00 p.m.
16: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield and KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren at 7:00 p.m.
19: PSR Christmas Program & Santa Visit after Mass
19: Decorate for Christmas after Mass
19: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
24: Christmas Eve Masses 4:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
24-31: Office Closed
26: No PSR Classes
DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE CHRISTMAS DINNER
December 25 at Noon at St. Henry Parish, Belleville
Masks required when not eating. Meals (maximum of three) can also be delivered to those who are disabled/homebound. If you or someone you know live alone and would like to attend the dinner or need a meal delivered, please call 618-722-5024 no later than December 15.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY
Thank you to all who have pre-ordered cookbooks. The second round of orders has been placed. We are hoping they will be in before Christmas, but with current manufacturing and shipping challenges it is not guaranteed. If you would like to still order a cookbook we should have extra copies available. Please sign up on the sheet in the back of church or call the office to get on the list. If you have already ordered and have not paid, you may either place cash or a check made out to "St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality" in the collection box in an envelope marked "cookbook" or drop off or mail your payment to the office. You can also use PayPal to pay. Contact Andrea Short to pay via Paypal or with any questions at 618-214-1275.
Thank you for your continued support! God Bless!
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH
Once again, in your envelope packet for December 5 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 21.
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS & FRESHMAN - JUNION SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
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.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
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.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
The ministries and programs that rely on The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal ensure the healing, teaching and redemptive presence of Jesus Christ for the people of our Belleville Diocese. Yet, their work cannot continue without Your help and support. No amount is too large or small and donations are accepted throughout the year.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (October - December) & Books are located at each door in church.
HISTORY OF PIOPOLIS, ILLINOIS 1841-1888 BOOKS
Copies located at the back of church.
Dear Fr. Ptak and the Parish family of St. John the Baptist,
Thank you all for the gracious hospitality in welcoming folks from Freeburg, Fairfield, Herrin, McLeansboro and all points in between who came to attend Mom's funeral service. Thanks to the dear ladies who fixed food and/or served the luncheon...the folks at Herrin are still talking about the fine meal that was served. They were truly impressed. Thanks to the choir for adding their voice and leading the singing. Thanks to the altar servers - you did a fine job. On the Saturday before Mom died, she looked at me and said, "I want to go home." Mom lived with me and I was her primary caregiver right up to the end so I knew that she meant Piopolis. Thanks to you all for helping me to bring Mom home - to her resting place next to my Dad.
Fr. Mark Reyling
Hospice Volunteers Needed for SSM Hospice at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital
We are looking for volunteers to serve local residents and their families in their homes in Wayne & Hamilton Counties. Click on flyers below for more information or contact Nikki Timberlake at 618-899-1660 or Nikki.Timberlake@ssmhealth.com.
EXCESS MASS INTENTIONS
If you are looking for a place to send excess mass intentions. Here you have an opportunity. A few years ago, Fr. Myron Effing's sister came and spoke at our parish about his work in Russia. Please see more information below and request list form.
EAST VICARIATE ACTIVITY: WE ARE CALLED: A WEEKEND WITH JESSE MANIBUSEN
St. Mary - Mt. Carmel ~ December 10-12
December 10 - 6:00-8:30 p.m.
For everyone. Light refreshments will be served.
December 11 - 9:00-11:30 a.m.
For cantors and choir members. Donuts and drinks will be served.
December 12 - 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Jesse and the high school youth. Pizza and drinks will be served.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call
Mary Jo DeWolf at 618-262-5673 or 618-263-2488
POPE'S DECEMEBR PRAYER INTENTION: FOR CATECHISTS
Each month, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network prepares The Pope Video, in which the Holy Father reveals his special prayer intentions for that month. Here is link for December video: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-11/pope-s-december-prayer-intention-for-catechists.html. For December 2021, the Pope is praying “for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit, with joy and much peace.” Pope Francis is inviting everyone to pray for catechists. Catechists have an invaluable mission for the transmission and growth of the faith.” In his video message, Pope Francis says, “The lay ministry of catechist is a vocation; it’s a mission… It’s an entire way of being.” He said the Church needs “good catechists who are both companions and teachers.” So, he said, the Church needs “creative people who proclaim the Gospel, but who proclaim it neither with a mute nor with a loudspeaker, but rather with their life, with gentleness, with a new language, and opening new ways.” Let us remember, in our Parish, to pray for those who teach our children in the PSR program and show them appreciation throughout the whole year.
2022 TRIP TO GUATEMALA SISTER PARISHES
Missions International will be organizing a trip to sister parishes of Jalapa, Jutiapa, Izabal, and Peten on July 10-16, 2022.For more information, see flyer on bulletin board at each door of church. If you are interested in this trip or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on file below, before December 15.
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS:
Give in gratitude. A donor to the Retirement Fund for Religious writes, "I still remember the lessons the sisters gave us and how they instilled in us the love of our faith." Show your thanks for the prayerful service of elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. Your gift in next week's collection helps provide care, medicine, and more. Please be generous! For more information click file below.