Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 9, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED SATURDAY.
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Masses for the Sixth Week of Easter
Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.
††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker
Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m.
†††Gilbert, Florence, & Cathy Bond
Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m.
Living & Deceased Members of the Quilting Club
Masses for the Ascension of the Lord
Saturday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m.
††Mary & August Karcher
††Mr. & Mrs. John K. Aydt
††Charlie & Rosa Bond
Sunday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m.
All Parish Family
We are still accepting Mass Intentions
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
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Bulletins: New & Old
Monthly Ministry List
Collection May 1-2
Envelopes (48) $3,624
Loose $ 87
Youth (2) $ 2
Needy in Parish (1) $ 5
Easter (1) $ 10
Guatemala Mission (16) $ 230
Home Missions (1) $ 10
Seminarian Education (1) $ 5
Rice Bowl (1) $ 40
Scholarship (1) $ 10
Cemetery (2) $ 255
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!
ST. JOSEPH PRAYER
Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, whose power makes the impossible possible, come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty. Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome (here make your request). My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power. Amen.
This prayer, from the 19th-century French prayer book, has been recited by Pope Francis every day for more than 40 years (cf. Patris Corde, †10).
ONE STRONG MISSION NEWS
Beautiful Weather is here!!! Do you need help around your House? One Strong can help with anything!!! Cleaning out flower beds or gutters, power washing your house or washing windows, cleaning out garages or barns, painting or pruning. Whatever you need help with just let us know. Contact Michele Lueke or Robbilyn Taylor, to get your name on our schedule.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, and Mary 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.
HAMILTON COUNTY SENIOR HIGH CLASS OF 2021 BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
Sunday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. at McLeansboro First General Baptist on 1007 S Jackson Street.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
JANITOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST HALL
Looking for someone to clean the hall at St. John the Baptist, Piopolis. If interested please contact the office.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY NEWS
Cookbook Recipes still needed.
Several ways to submit recipe(s):
· place in envelope in the back of church or tote outside the office door.
· email to firstname.lastname@example.org
· uploaded to www.typensave.com Login info - username: sjbrecipes21 password: pepper241
Last day to submit recipes for the cookbook will be April 11.
Questions or help contact Andrea Short or Bethany Wellen.
Next meeting will be Sunday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. There will be election of new officers.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
“With confidence in the Lord, I am turning to you today asking for your support of this year’s Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. My hope is that your generous response will help our ministries grow and the compassion of Jesus will be experienced more profoundly in our communities.” Bishop Michael McGovern Please consider making your gift today!
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (April - June)
DIOCESES OF BELLEVILLE ~ ADOPT A SEMINARIAN
Cards located as you exit church. There are lots of ways to help: Remember his birthday, become a prayer warrior, send a care package, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
Thank you to everyone who donated food or monetary donations to the food pantry at Turning Point Church. We were able to fill two shopping heaping full. We will start collection again the weekend of August 14-15, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our goal is collect pantry donations four times per year.
John told them, "If you have two coats, give one to someone who doesn't have any. If you have food, share it with someone else." Luke 3:11
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
As you make plans for summer vacation, remember your marriage NEVER takes a vacation. Help your marriage sacrament stay refreshed and full of energy by getting it recharged at a virtual WWME.
Upcoming Experiences include:
May 6 - June 17, 2021 (Thursday Evenings) - ENGLISH
More information: Jim & Kris McCulloch at 630-577-0778 or to apply go to wwme.org
May 28 - May 30, 2021 - SPANISH
More information: Oscar y Flor Escobar at 778-834-5974 or Flor10molina@gmail.com or contact Tito y Silvya Zapata at 604-306-0474 or Silvya1@hotmail.com
CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN (CCC)
Next week our special collection supports the CCC. This campaign connects people with Christ and builds Catholic communities in the U.S. and developing countries using the internet, television, radio, and print media. Half of the money collection remains here in the Belleville Diocese to fund local communications efforts. Your support helps spread the Gospel message! To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc, read the letter from Bishop McGovern and flyer below. Your donation big or small is greatly appreciated!
For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of May to honor Mary, Mother of God. The custom spans both centuries and cultures, with roots going back as far as the Ancient Greeks. In early Greece, May was dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of fecundity. In Ancient Rome, May was dedicated to Flora, the goddess of blooms, or blossoms. In medieval times, similar customs abounded, all centering around the practice of expelling winter, as May 1 was considered the start of new growth.
During this period, the tradition of “Thirty-Day Devotion to Mary,” came into being. The idea of a month dedicated specifically to Mary can be traced back to baroque times. Although it wasn’t always held during May, Mary Month included thirty daily spiritual exercises honoring Mary. It was in this era that Mary’s Month and May were combined, making May the Month of Mary with special devotions organized on each day throughout the month. This custom became especially widespread during the nineteenth century and remains in practice until today. The ways Mary is honored in May is as varied as the people who honor her.
It’s common for parishes have a daily recitation of the Rosary during May, and many erect a special May altar with a statue or picture of Mary as a reminder of Mary’s month. Additionally, it’s a long-standing tradition to crown the statue of Mary during May – a custom known as May Crowning. Often, the crown is made of beautiful blossoms representing Mary’s beauty and virtue. It’s also a reminder to the faithful to strive to imitate our Blessed Mother’s virtue in our own lives. May Crowning, in some areas, is a huge celebration and is usually done outside of Mass, although Mass may be celebrated before or after the actual crowning.
Fr. Slawomir Ptak
RESERVE YOUR DAY TO ATTEND MASS
It is important to call or email office to reserve a day to attend mass, before 2:00 p.m. Friday. 618-648-2490 OR email@example.com. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.
COVID-19 MASS PROTCOL
Mass Ushers would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to have Mass under mandatory COVID-19 guidelines from the Diocese of Belleville. With religion classes running, Sunday Mass is often beyond capacity while Saturday Mass seems to have more vacancies. We do not want to have to turn attendees away, so please call the parish office to cancel your Mass reservation if you cannot attend, before 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Or you may call or text Andrea Short 618-214-1275 or Robbilyn Taylor 618-267-1398, to cancel your reservation only. To help us ensure that we utilize all available Church capacity, please arrive 5 minutes prior to Mass start time to ensure your reserved seat.
REOPEING CHURCHES - REVISED METRICS - FEBRUARY 24, 2021
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