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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin ~ February 12, 2023


FEBRUARY 11 @ 5:00 P.M.

Mass Intentions for the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass †Joyce Schilly

Tuesday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m.

††Cletus, Eunice, & Aaron Karcher

†Gordon Coy

Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 a.m.

†Fr. Gary Paul Gummersheimer

†Collette Bernard

Mass Intentions for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m.

†Donnie Lueke

††Lawrence, Caroline, & Leo Haas

††Lucille & John Karcher

Sunday, February 19 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 February 13-17

Monday ~ Closed

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

Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

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.


  • 12: No Adult Bible Study

  • 12: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 12: One Strong Pancake Breakfast with Your Valentine

  • 14: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

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

  • 16: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.

  • 16: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 17: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 19: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 21: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 22: Ash Wednesday Masses 8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

  • 23: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 24: KC #8745 Drive-Thru Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 p.m. Dahlgren Hall

  • 24: KC #7118 Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enfield Hall

  • 24: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 26: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 28: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 28: Building & Grounds Meeting 7:00 p.m.


  • 2: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 3: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for an appointment.


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.


Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Leo Aydt

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.

2023 CSMA

New Goal lower from last year $9,444

Pledge-to-Date $400

This weekend our parish, along with all other parishes in the diocese, will conduct our Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. The CSMA provides a convenient way for all of us, no matter what our time limitations, to take an active role in the mission of our diocesan Church. If you did not receive a pledge card in the mail or forgot to bring it, please use one of the reply envelopes that are available at each door. Please be as generous as you are able.


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books (January-March) & Books are located at each door in church.


Narcotic Anonymous Meetings

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

Alcohol Anonymous Meeting

Every Friday Night

7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: 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.

FaH User Registration Instructions
Download PDF • 650KB


for tax purposes will be available alphabetically by last name, at the back of church.

SAVE-THE-DATE ~ JUNE 24 @ 4:00 P.M.

Fr. Mark Reyling 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood


St. John the Baptist Feast Day Mass & Great Celebration


Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Auxiliary Bishop Mark S. Rivituso will celebrate a Mass and a reception will follow in Boland Hall. All married couples are invited to attend and celebrate the gift of marriage. World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family – the basic unit of society. It emphasizes the faithfulness, sacrifice and joy of daily married life.


Please consider making a gift to the Hincke Home for Retired Priests to show your appreciation and support for our priests who have devoted their lives to our Catholic faith. You can do this by making a bequest, naming the Hincke Home for Retired Priests as a beneficiary in your will or trust. You can specify assets such as cash, securities, real estate or other non-cash assets or designate a percentage or residual amount of your total estate. For more information, contact Joline Beck, Office Manager of the Hincke Home for Retired Priests at 618-234-5722 or email Thank you.

Fr. Slawomir Ptak

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