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The Baptism of the Lord Bulletin - January 10, 2021

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Masses for First Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m.

††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger, ††Floyd & Norma Collins

Wednesday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m.

For all Living & Deceased Nuns working at St. John the Baptist Parish

Thursday, January 14 at 8:00 a.m.

††Frs. Fidelis Karcher, Albert Karcher, Eugene Kreher, August Reyling

Masses for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, January 17 at 8:30 a.m.

For all Living & Deceased Priests working at St. John the Baptist Parish

We are needing Mass Intentions for 2021

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

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Friday Closed

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

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Collection December 19-20

Envelopes (42) $2,605

Loose $ 2

Youth (3) $ 3

Needy in Parish (1) $ 50

Solemnity of Mary (33) $ 561

Christmas (1) $ 50

Guatemala Mission (1) $ 10

One Strong (1) $ 15

Scholarship (14) $ 335

Cemetery (1) $ 10

Total $ 3,641

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!


will be mailed out this year, due to COVID. They will be placed in the mail January 22.


Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, Kenneth Karcher, 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.


PSR will resume this weekend.


Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.


KC #8745 @ Dahlgren:

Meeting January 21

Drive-Thru Pulled Pork Dinner January 23

KC #7118:

Meeting January 21 Wild Game Night @ Piopolis.

Drive-Thru Fish Dinner January 30 5-7 pm - $10 per plate @ Enfield.

Masks and social distancing required.

CSMA GOAL $11,858

Our Parish has pledged $4,161.Please help us meet our goal!


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Cards located as you exit church. There are lots of ways to help: Remember his birthday, become a prayer warrior, send a care package, remember him at Christmas, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.


Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral. Bishop Michael McGovern will deliver the sermon. Limited seating, please contact 618-274-0655 to reserve a seat.

Thank you Holy Name Society for your donations from the Shooting Match & Raffle. $500 for Stripping New Parking Lot & $4000 for General Repairs

Thank you to all who helped us this past year, for your prayers, cards, call, food, and goodies from the youth & St. Elizabeth Ladies. Special thank you to Fr. Ptak for his prayers, visits, and blessings. We feel blessed to have him for our friend. We pray that 2121 will be better year for all of us. Stay Safe & God Bless, Kenny & Ruthie Karcher

Pope Francis proclaimed 2021, the year dedicated to the foster father of Jesus.The Apostolic Penitentiary, a Vatican tribunal that deals with matters of conscience, also issued a decree December 8, 2020 stating that plenary indulgences will be granted to Catholics:

1.Through prayer and penance.

2.Through acts of justice, charity and piety

dedicated to the foster father of Jesus.

Among the conditions for receiving an indulgence are:

1. A spirit detached from sin.

2. Sacramental Confession

3. Communion

4. Praying for the Holy Father's intentions.

However, the decree also highlighted several ways to obtain the indulgence throughout the year including:

1. Meditate on the prayer of the Our Father for at least 30 minutes or take part in a spiritual retreat of at least one day that includes a meditation on St. Joseph.

2. Perform a corporal or spiritual work of mercy.

3. Families and engaged couples recite the rosary together.

4. Other acts of devotion include entrusting one's daily activities and prayers for dignified employment to St. Joseph, reciting the litany or any "legitimately approved" prayer to St. Joseph.

During this time of pandemic, the Apostolic Penitentiary also decreed that special indulgences will be granted to the elderly, the sick and those who "for legitimate reasons are prevented from leaving their home" by "reciting an act of piety in honor of St. Joseph and committed to fulfilling the conditions as soon as possible."


It is important to call or email office to reserve a day to attend mass, before 2:00 p.m. Thursday. 618-648-2490 OR If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.

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