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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - July 26, 2020

Masses for Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday July 28 6:00 p.m. †Amanda Butkovich, †Otto Kaufman

Wednesday July 29 8:00 a.m. †Betty Ann Anselment, †Phillip S. Aydt

Thursday July 30 No Volunteers Available

Sunday Mass Only for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday August 2 8:30 a.m. †Odelia Karcher, †George Haas, †Donnie Lueke

Mass Saturday, August 1

Due to Fr. Ptak, Deacon Archie, & Parish Representatives attend Mass St. Joseph Parish, Olney with Bishop McGovern, Mass Saturday evening is canceled.

New Bishop ~ Michael G. McGovern

Ninth Bishop of Diocese of Belleville

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

Thursday & 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 (55) $1,645

Loose $ 150

Youth (1) $ 1

Parking Lot (3) $1,500

Easter (1) $ 10

Guatemala Mission (14) $ 205

Scholarship (1) $ 40

Cemetery (2) $ 510

Total $4,061

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, Vickie Rapp Grant, 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.

First Reconciliation

Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m.


First Communion

Thursday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Social Distancing, Masks, & Limited Seating

Handicap/Elderly Accessible Parking Lot

If anyone would be interested in donating rock or making monetary donation to the project, please contact the office or drop your donation in the collection basket.

Pledged to date: $22,900 of $74,000 project.


Tuesday, August 4 at 5:00 p.m. To attend contact office to reserve your time.

New Priest Assignments

· Rev. Nicholas Fleming - Immaculate Conception, Columbia

· Rev. Joel Seipp - St. Mary, Mt. Vernon

· Rev. Carl Schrage - Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville

· Rev. Mark Reyling - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Herrin

Expressions of Appreciation for Bishop Braxton

On May 13, Bishop Braxton celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood. On May 17, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Consecration as a Bishop. On June 22, he celebrated the 15th anniversary of his Installation as Eighth Bishop of Belleville. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the formal celebration of these milestones has been delayed until next Spring.

You are invited to express your appreciation in the form of prayers. You and your family members may offer Spiritual Bouquets of Mass Intentions, Scripture Prayers, Liturgy of the Hours, Rosaries, Visits to the Blessed Sacrament, and other prayers.

Please send a card or a note listing your prayers to the Bishop's Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Judy Hoffmann, at the Chancery. If you wish, you may put your prayers and gifts in the Sunday collection or in mailbox by the office door. These gift can be sent any time in the weeks and months ahead.

You many also express your appreciation with a tax deductible gift to the Diocese in the Bishop's honor to help provide items needed for the Residence of the Bishop Emeritus, a house that was given to the Diocese. Your contribution should be payable to the Diocse of Belleville and sent to: Mr. Michael Gibbons, CFO, at the Chancery. Mr. Gibbons will, in turn, send you a tax letter.

Belleville Diocese Mass for Young Adults

Bishop McGovern will celebrate a special "Mass for Young Adults" on Sunday, August 9, at 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville. All young adults, from high school graduates through age 35, are invited to attend, and meet the new Bishop. A light reception with cold drinks will be held after the Mass. For any question, please contact: Fr. Carl Schrage (618) 234-1166.


We are very grateful for all the prayers, cards, calls and visits during Dean’s illness and passing. Thank you to Father Slawomir Ptak and Rachel Hopfinger. Debbie Wellen for the beautiful music, Mark Karcher for readings, pallbearers and those who helped coordinate the funeral. Thank you to everyone who brought the delicious food, especially Marsha & Dennis, Ellen, Dave and Alex, Dee G., Rosemary P., Keith R., Alan R., Carol B. and Shelly A. for organizing and serving the wonderful dinner and taking care of cleanup. May God Bless You All. The family of Dean Rubenacker ~ Virginia, Troy, Lori, Jake, Matt, and Tanner

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


It is important to know that you MUST call the office, 618-648-2490, to reserve a day. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend. The office will get back with you to confirm your day.

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