Seventh Sunday of Easter - Feast of the Ascension Bulletin ~ May 21, 2023
There will only be Sunday morning mass this weekend. No mass this Saturday, due to our youth being Confirmed at St. Stephen, Flora at 4:30 p.m.
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
May 21 @ 8:30 A.M.
Mass Intentions for Seventh Week of Easter
Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m.
††Clem & Lucille Rubenacker and Sam & Edith Baker
Wednesday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 a.m.
Mass Intentions for The Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday
Saturday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Living & Deceased Holy Name Society Members
†Leo Joseph Aydt
Sunday, May 28 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.
Office Hours ~ May 22-26
Monday & Wednesday ~ Closed
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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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 at this difficult time. Please mail, drop-off your offering in collection box or in the mailbox by Parish office front door.
Watch bulletin for more details.
21: Baptism of Nola Tempest Allen daughter of Aaron & Rebecca (Arndt)
23: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
25: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
27-28 & June 3-4: Two week bulletin. Please have items to office by May 25.
28: Baptism of Ezekiel Lee Williford son of Caleb & Moriah (Wellen)
30: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
1-3: One Strong Youth Ministry Work Camp in McLeansboro 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
2: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.
5: Presbyteral Council Meeting Belleville 11:00 a.m.
5: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m.
6: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
7: East Vicariate Priest/Deacon Meeting at St. John the Baptist Noon
QUILTING EVERY TUESDAY
Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the McLeansboro hall. 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.
PRAY FOR & REMEMBER THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Paul & Helen Wellen
Deacon Alfred 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.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (April-June) & Books are located at each door in church.
AA & NA MEETING - MCLEANSBORO HALL
Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting
Every Thursday Night
For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077
FRANCISAN AT HOME:
Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: https://franciscanathome.com/. It is the most in-depth and faithful array of true formation workshops ever created. Throughout the workshop, your active engagement will be requested; the workshops are not designed for passive viewing only. With a focus upon your mission to join the saints in glory, over 200 workshops in English and in Spanish are available right now, and every month new workshops are added. Click the link below for step by step instruction to register you and everyone else in your family. If you have questions, you can contact Andrea Short or parish office.
PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND
Diocese of Belleville CRS is Hosting
A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land
December 2-13, 2024
Pilgrimage includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and more! For more information or to sign-up contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-624-2838 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORLWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
St. Peters, MO
August 4-6 ~ September 29-October 1 ~ December 1-3
An experience for married couples to rekindle romance, enhance meaningful communication, and deepen and renew commitment. For more information or to apply, go to wwme.org, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.
CATHOLIC SERVICE AND MINISTRY APPEAL (CSMA)
Financial Target $10,630 ~ Pledge-to-Date $4,421
Did you know YOUR GIFT to The 2023 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal can be made online? Visit your Belleville Diocese’s website at www.diobelle.org and click on “Giving”. It’s that simple! Every donation – large or small – is needed to continue our diocesan ministry to those in need. We are counting on YOU. Please visit www.diobelle.org today!
CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN (CCC) COLLECTION MAY 20-21
Today we take up the collection for the CCC. Your support helps the CCC engage and build Catholic communities in the United States and around the world using the internet, television, radio and print media. Half of the money collection remind here in the Diocese of Belleville to fund local communications efforts. Be a part of this campaign to spread the gospel message! To learn more, CLICK below on flyer or visit www.usccb.org/ccc.
CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER - DEACON ORDINATION
Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Bishop McGovern invites everyone to attend as he will ordain 14 men of our Diocese to the Order of Deacon (Permanent Diaconate). Please pray for our candidates as they
prepare for ordination.
A LETTER FROM THE BISHOP'S DESK
Dear Friends in Christ,
I am inviting the faithful in our area to gather for Mass on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31, at 6:00pm at St. Clare Church in O’Fallon. The Visitation celebrates the meeting of the Blessed Mother with her cousin St. Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke (1:39-56). This beautiful encounter of two women, each expecting a child, moves us to marvel with them at the gracious goodness of God who is the Author of all life.
In this time when the sanctity of human life is often disregarded, it is important for us to pray together for an increase in respect for human life at all of its stages, with all of its vulnerabilities. Relying on the power of God, we affirm that every human life should be cherished and respected from conception until natural death; hospitals and healthcare agencies should remain committed to preserving life, not ending it; and that the consciences of healthcare workers should be respected and protected so that they are never coerced into actions that violate their spiritual core. Please join with me at St. Clare on May 31 at 6:00 p.m. May Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life give us the strength we need to share the Gospel of Life with our families, friends and neighbors.
Bishop Michael McGovern
Diocese of Belleville