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Sixth Sunday of Easter Bulletin - May 17, 2020

Masses for Sixth Week of Easter to be said Privately

Tuesday - Thursday ~ All Parish Family

Mass for The Ascension of the Lord to be said Privately

Sunday ~ 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

Tuesday - Thursday

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 (20) $ 980

Needy in Parish (1) $ 20

Easter (1) $ 20

CRS (1) $ 20

Holy Land (1) $ 20

Guatemala Mission (4) $ 60

Home Missions Appeal (1) $ 20

Seminarian Education (1) $ 25

Scholarship (1) $ 100

Cemetery (6) $ 150

Total $1,415

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 May Liturgical Calendar

Chapel Expenses

(Excludes McLeansboro Rectory Expenses and Cemeteries)

April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Ordinary Expenses St. John Nepomucene Chapel

Utilities $ 5,905

Mowing $ 3,330

Ordinary Repairs + Maintenance $ 2,615

Insurance $ 5,169

Total Ordinary Expenses $17,019

Ordinary Expenses St. Clement of Rome Chapel

Utilities $ 6,218

Mowing $ 2,875

Ordinary Repairs + Maintenance $ 2,791

Insurance $ 5,038

Total Ordinary Expenses $16,922

Extraordinary Expense St. Clement of Rome Chapel

Roof Repairs $14,350

Total Ordinary & Extraordinary Expenses $31,272

Total Expenses for both Chapels $48,291


Slawomir Ptak

17th Anniversary

May 24


Archie Bowers

7th Anniversary

May 25

Holy Father's Prayer Intention

We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

My Faith Walk

Grow in your relationship with Christ through prayer, study, community, action, and more. Visit for more.

Please Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Vickie Rapp Grant, Dean Rubenacker, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, & Paul & Helen Wellen

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.

Chapter & Verse

Pharaoh was already near when the Israelites looked up and saw that the Egyptians were on the march in pursuit of them. In great fright they cried out to Moses, “Were there no burial places in Egypt that you had to bring us out to die in the desert? Why did you do this to us? Why did you bring us out of Egypt? “

Exodus 14:10-11

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication.

Psalm 130:1-2

Let us to pray for our Bishop-Elect Rev. Michael McGovern in this time leading up to his ordination as our new Bishop.

O God, eternal shepherd of the faithful, who tend your Church in countless ways and rule over her in love, grant, we pray, that Michael, your servant, whom you have set over your people, may preside in the place of Christ over the flock whose shepherd he is, and be faithful as a teacher of doctrine, a Priest of sacred worship and as one who serves them by governing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

CSMA Goals

Financial Target: $11,858

Pledged to Date: $2,836

Please be generous and help us meet our goal.

The family of Debbie Wuebbels would like to thank everyone for their prayers and cards of condolence during her recent illness and passing. A special thanks to Father Ptak for conducting the graveside service.

Trust in God

Do not look forward to the trials and crosses of this life with dread and fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God to whom you belong, will deliver you from them. He has guided and guarded you thus far in life. Do you hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all trails. Whenever you cannot stand, He will carry you lovingly in His arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. The same eternal Father who cares for you today will take good care of you tomorrow and every day of your life. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you the unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all useless thoughts, vain dreads, and anxious imaginations. Amen.

St. Francis de Sales

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

This weekend we take up the CCC collection.This campaign connects people with Christ here and around the world in developing countries, through the internet, television, radio and print media.50% of fund collected remains in our Belleville Diocese to fund local communication efforts.Learn more, visit

Deacon Notes

Today in Acts, we read of "laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit". a distinction is made in acts between Baptism, which confers the Spirit in an invisible way, and the laying on of hands, which calls down the Spirit to manifest His presence in a visible and charismatic way. In the interpretive tradition of the Church, this deeper conferral of the Spirit through the imposition of hands is linked to Confirmation, a Sacrament that follows Baptism and is integral to the process of Christian initiation. As in this episode Deacons (Phillip) can Baptize, but it belongs to the Bishops, (Peter and John) to bestow a fuller measure of the Spirit on the Baptized by the lay on of hands. Confirmation. Please pray for all who was to be Confirmed this year, and hope it will happen soon. Amen!

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Archie

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