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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe ~ Bulletin November 25-26, 2023

Mass Intentions for the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, November 28 at 6:00 p.m.

††Gus, Agatha, & Howard Karcher

†Larry Rubenacker

For God's Blessing for all deployed military

Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00 a.m.

††James & Sr. Mary Louise Degenhart

††Herman & Lucille Hutcheson

First Friday, December 1 at 8:00 a.m. - Holy Hour Following

†Dean Rubenacker

†Leo Joseph Aydt

Mass Intentions for the First Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m. - Note Time Change

All Parish Family

Sunday, December 3 at 8:30 a.m.

†Tim Thomas

Living & Deceased Tina Anselment Family

††Billy, Leo, & Christine Reyling

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 ~ November 27-December 1

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday thru Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch

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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.

Collection Envelope Misprints

As some of you may have noticed this past weekend, there was a misprint with your Building Fund/Christmas collection envelope. The office has contacted our envelope company and they know about the problem and apologizes for the misprint. Please look at your envelopes prior to putting them in the collection box. If you have questions on what a particular envelope should be, please contact the office.

Watch bulletin for more details.


  • 26: NO PSR & Bible Study

  • 28: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. City Hall.

  • 30: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall


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

  • 2: Note mass time change, due to Christmas parade.

  • 3: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 3: Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 3: PSR Christmas program practice 10:30 a.m.

  • 4: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshments Mike Karcher

  • 5: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. City Hall.

  • 5: Parish Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

  • 7: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall

  • 7: Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass 6:00 p.m. - Holy Day of Obligation

  • 8: Immaculate Conception Mass 8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. - Holy Day of Obligation

  • 10: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 10: Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 10: PSR Christmas program practice 10:30 a.m.

  • 12: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. City Hall.

  • 14: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall

  • 17: PSR Christmas Program after Mass

  • 17: One Strong Youth Breakfast with Santa Visit 9:30 a.m.

  • 17: PSR Classes 10:30 a.m.

  • 17: NO Bible Study


Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 601 E Market Street, McLeansboro, IL. 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.


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

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.


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books & are located at each door in church.


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

601 E Market Street ~ McLeansboro, IL

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


St. Peters, MO

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, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.


The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord - Psalm 15

Financial Target $9,444 ~ Pledged to Date $3,313

The CSMA Fund for provides funding to parishes, schools and organizations throughout our diocese for local projects. A total of 17 grants were awarded throughout our diocese in the past year. Help this popular program which funds local projects continue through your gift to this year’s CSMA. Envelopes are located at each door of church. Thank you & God Bless!


Individuals and couples age 70½ and older can use a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to reduce income taxes when withdrawing funds from an IRA. The QCD allows a donor to instruct their IRA administrator to send any amount up to $100,000 per year directly to a charity including churches. The IRA contribution goes directly to the charity so the donor does not owe income taxes on the QCD, unlike normal distributions that become part of a taxpayer’s gross income. A qualified charitable distribution counts toward satisfying your annual required minimum distribution. QCD’s to this parish, may be directed to: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7598 Piopolis Road, McLeansboro IL 62859. If you wish to more specifically direct the contribution, also include the fund name, such as General, Building, Cemetery, One Strong, PSR, etc. Contact your IRA administrator or your tax professional for more information.


What can we do to protect the disabled and the vulnerable?

  • Learn and understand how to use Advance Directives.

  • Let your representatives know that you do not want Physician Assisted Suicide in Illinois.

  • Have conversations with your children and your parents, help them to understand that all life is precious, that we are just stewards of our lives, no person has the right to end, or help another, end their own lives.

  • Support organizations that provide palliative and hospice care.

  • Recognize mental illness and help loved ones seek help.

Embrace and love the vulnerable among us, the elderly, the disabled, the depressed, the lonely … teach your children by example that all life has dignity no matter what it looks like.


Starting Next Weekend

Food Collection for Ruby's Hands of Hope Food Pantry

at Turning Point Church in McLeansboro

There has been an increase in more people needing to use this food pantry to help support their family. Any items are greatly appreciated. Please remember that what you donate, it can make a meal for a family. Donation tubs are located at the back of church or can be dropped off in the hall.

Catholic Relief Services - Gift of Hope Tree

At the back of church during Advent, there is a tree with tags. All tag items are actual goods and services CRS supports in poor communities around the world. The gifts described on the tags are symbolic of the good your donation will do for children, women, and men in 100 countries. Here's how it works...take a tag from the tree and either go online to make your donation or place your tag along with a check made to Catholic Relief Services in an envelope (marked CRS) and drop in the collection box.

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