The Baptism of the Lord Bulletin - January 9, 2022
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
Saturday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Click on link below to view steps to access
Live Stream Videos of Mass on YouTube.
Mass Intentions for First Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m.
††Pat & Theresa Collins & Family
Wednesday, January 12 at 8:00 a.m.
For God's Blessings for All Contributors to 2021 Christmas Memorials
Thursday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m.
Special Intention for God's Blessing for all Parishioners in New Year 2022
Mass Intentions for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m.
††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger
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 through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
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Bulletins: New & Old
Monthly Ministry List
Christmas, December 25-26, January 1-2
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.
Watch bulletin for more details.
9: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
9: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.
10: Fr. Slawomir Ptak - Presbyteral Council Meeting at Belleville
16: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
20: KC #7118 Meeting at Piopolis Wild Game Night at 7:00 p.m.
20: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren at 7:00 p.m.
23: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
25: Fr. Slawomir Ptak - Clergy Day at Belleville
30: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
31: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m.
5: Dahlgren KC #8745 - BBQ Drive-Thru Relay for Life Fundraiser 5:00-7:00 p.m.
6: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
6: One Strong Breakfast Fundraiser 9:30 a.m.
6: Holy Name Society Rabbit/Chicken Fry 5:30 p.m.
13: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
20: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
23: Fr. Slawomir Ptak - East Vicariate Priest/Deacon Meeting at Fairfield
27: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
Stop by the office or drop in collection box. If you have specific date,
please list and we will try to get intention scheduled for that date.
2021 CONTRIBUTIONS STATEMENTS
Can be picked up at the back of church starting January 22. They will be grouped alphabetically by last name.
HOLY MASS FOR LIFE WITH BISHOP MICHAEL MCGOVERN
Sunday, January 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Fairview Heights, IL. We are especially mindful in the month of January of the tragic anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Together we need the power of prayer and God's grace to build a culture where every human life is cherished and respected from conception until natural death. All are invited to draw strength from the power of Christ's holy word and the gift of the Holy Eucharist. For more information, contact Judy Hoffmann call: (618) 722-5003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY COOKBOOKS
There are cookbooks still available in Parish office.
Make The Messenger a part of your New Year’s Resolution! The Messenger brings you the stories of real people quietly living their faith through compassion and good works. Inspirational stories that show our Catholic faith is alive and well in southern Illinois. Subscribe by calling 618-233-8670 online at www.bellevillemessenger.org
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS & FRESHMAN - JUNION SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
These were handed out to youth in PSR class on September 19, available on Parish website, in High School classroom on bulletin board, & posted on One Strong and PSR Facebook page. You can also click links below to view them.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
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.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
The true joy of Christmas is in the everlasting love of Christ. May you find His peace, love and joy now and in the coming New Year. With deepest gratitude for your prayers and generosity, Ministries & Programs Funded by CSMA
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (January-March) & Books are located at each door in church.
HISTORY OF PIOPOLIS, ILLINOIS 1841-1888 BOOKS
Copies located at the back of church.
RETIEMENT & THANKS
I'm retiring from my cleaning position here at St. John the Baptist. It has been a pleasure serving our church parish. Thanks for all the support and many kind words of encouragement. Teresa Wellen
JUST FAITH CATHOLIC PROGRAM
Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response
Offered Virtually Via Zoom by Catholic Campaign for Human Development
8 Consecutive Weeks Starting January 14 at 1:00 p.m.
How do I respond to poverty and injustice? What tools does my Catholic faith have to offer? Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response is an 8 week program that explores God’s call to respond to poverty in our local communities, equipping participants to take action in effective and sustainable ways. Meaningful prayer experiences in the context of a small faith community are an essential part of each session. For short video and more information go to: youtube.com/watch?v=CRWqV_KhwLQ or https://justfaith.org/faith-and-poverty-a-biblical-response-jfc/. To register contact Cheryl Sommer at email@example.com or 618-624-2838.
FROM PASTOR'S DESK
Our Parish in Numbers for 2021
(Excerpt from my End of the Year Homily, December 31, 2021)
Baptisms - 5
Weddings - 1
Funerals - 11
Confirmation - 8
PSR - 54
RCIA - 1
October Count - 922
I would like the thank Teresa Wellen for her years of service to our Parish, for cleaning church, rectory, and hall. She will still be sacristan, preparing church for mass and helping me to provide proper liturgical celebrations. Also would like to say thanks to Clint Hopfinger for mowing our property for several years and making our Parish looking presentable for ourselves and visitors. Due to family obligations, they both have decided to retire from their positions. We appreciate all that you do and may God bless you always. Fr. Slawomir Ptak