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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - July 19, 2020

Masses for Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday July 21 6:00 p.m. †John "Bill" Mezo, †Dean Rubenacker

Wednesday July 22 8:00 a.m. †Fr. Kenneth Schaefer, †Debbie Wuebbels

Masses for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday July 25 5:00 p.m. 50 years of Blessings Alfred & Bonnie Rubenacker

Sunday July 26 8:30 a.m. †Odelia Karcher, †John Smith, †Bill Anselment

We welcome everyone back to Mass!

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

Tuesday thru 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 (32) $ 1,480.00

Loose $ 13.10

Parking Lot (5) $2,200.00

Needy in Parish (2) $ 240.00

Scholarship (1) $ 20.00

Cemetery (1) $ 300.00

Total $4,253.10

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!

From the July

Liturgical Calendar

22 - Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

25 - Feast of St. James - Apostle

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.

Handicap/Elderly Accessible Parking Lot

We are in the process of building a handicap/elderly accessible parking lot on the west side of church. Diocese wants us to have 50% of the total cost of $74,000. If anyone would be interested in donating a load of 1 inch rock (if you are unable to haul the rock yourself, contact office and arrangements can be made) or making monetary donation to the project, please contact the office or drop your donation in the collection basket. So far we have received $19,000 of the $37,000 needed.


July 22 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to view the Mass which will be televised live on EWTN. The Mass will also be available on the EWTN website at:

Priest Assignments for Newly Ordained Priests:

The Reverend Mr. Nicholas T. Fleming

Associate Pastor Immaculate Conception, Columbia

The Reverend Mr. Joel L. Seipp

Associate Pastor St. Mary the Immaculate Conception, Mt. Vernon

The Reverend Mr. Carl E. Schrage

Associate Pastor Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville

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.

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

Deacon Notes:

In today's Gospel, verses 36 -43; Jesus dismisses the crowds, He went into the house. He Explained the Parable of the weeds in the field. This is the final separation of good and evil. Accordingly, God's forbearance toward sin and evil in the world will last only until the last judgment; in meantime , Saints and sinners will continue side by side in the Church. Jesus, ultimately foretells the General Judgment at the end of history, where He separates the sheep from the goats. This will involve Christ's Second Coming and the general Resurrection of all people before His Throne to be Blessed or Cursed according to each one's deeds. Hope and pray, were all Blessed and are Saints.

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Arch


Please note we will be starting back with weekday masses next week.This will be available as long as we have volunteers. It is important to know that you MUST call the office, 618-648-2490, to reserve a day. You can only attend, if you have made your reservations. If you leave a message, please leave your name and number and the office will get back with you to confirm your day.

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