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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Bulletin ~ January 13-14, 2024

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.

Masses Intentions for the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m.

†Leo Joseph Aydt

†Edward Rost

Thursday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m.

For God's Blessing to All Contributors to the 2023 Christmas Memorials

Friday, January 19 at 8:00 a.m.

†Donnie Lueke

Mass Intentions for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m.

†Larry Aydt

†Donald Kirsch

For God's Blessing for all Deployed Military

Sunday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m.

All Parish Family

Office Hours ~ January 15-19

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch

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Your financial support remains an important part of our Parish life and helps us keep going. Please continue giving your time, talent, and treasure. Please mail, drop-off your offering in collection box or in the mailbox by Parish office front door.

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  • 14: PSR Class & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 14: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.

  • 14: Feed the Foxes, Indians, & Panthers - 3:00 p.m.

  • 16: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

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

  • 18: KC # 7118 Meeting at Piopolis 7:00 p.m. Wild Game Night

  • 18: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 21: PSR Class & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 21: One Strong Youth Rome Pilgrimage Appreciation Spaghetti Dinner 4:00 p.m.

  • 23: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 25: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 27: Dahlgren KC Drive Thru BBQ Fundraiser 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • 28: PSR Class & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 30: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street


Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 601 E Market Street, McLeansboro, IL. 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.


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

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.


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books & are located at each door in church.


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

601 E Market Street ~ McLeansboro, IL

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


Financial Target $9,444   ~   Pledged to Date $4,091

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul truly serves the poorest of the poor through its Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen, SVDP Thrift Store, Help Center and Night Drop-In Center. Men, women and children are provided the basic necessities of life – food, clothing and shelter – and the hope and the tools they need for a better tomorrow. Help St. Vincent de Paul serve those who have no place else to turn. Please make your gift to The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal today.


February 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Undercroft of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville


The Office of Permanent Deacon is considering another new class of aspirants starting in the fall of 2025, with an informational meeting for men and their spouses. Eligibility is extended to men who have reached the ages thirty-three (33) to fifty-six (56) by September 2025. Men older than fifty-six may still apply but require special approval from the Deacon Formation Office and the Bishop. The formation process is a five-year commitment, including academic studies conducted by St. Meinrad School of Theology, spiritual direction, and learning about the deacon's role. Participants are required to attend a three-day meeting once per month over the course of the five-year program. Interested individuals should first discuss their interest with their pastor. For those unable to attend the initial meeting, another session will be scheduled later. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the process and requirements for becoming a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese.


This past Monday, leadership of our Parish met with architect, Paul Lunsford, to discuss more details of our projects.  He will be preparing some drawings for Building & Ground Committee to look at.

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