Third Sunday of Advent Bulletin - December 12, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
SUNDAY at 8:30 A.M.
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Live Stream Videos of Mass on YouTube.
Masses for the Third Week of Advent
Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m.
No Mass - Christmas Penance Service
Wednesday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m.
††Edward, Josephine, & Henry Rybak
††Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ptak
Thursday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m.
Masses for The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, December 19 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. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Bulletins: New & Old
Monthly Ministry List
Collection December 4-5
Envelopes (51) $2,313
Loose $ 20
Youth (2) $ 2
Christmas Memorial (25) $ 680
Immaculate Conception (1) $ 12
Hall (1) $ 25
Human Development (1) $ 150
Religious Retirement (1) $ 10
Guatemala Mission (1) $ 20
SJB Building (1) $1,000
Mass Intentions (5) $ 50
SJB Cemetery In Memory of
Sharon Reyling $ 40
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.
12: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
14: Christmas Penance Service 6:00 p.m.
16: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield and KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren at 7:00 p.m.
19: PSR Christmas Program & Santa Visit after Mass
19: Decorate for Christmas after Mass
19: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
24: Christmas Vigil Mass 4:00 p.m.
25: Christmas Day Mass 9:00 a.m. (Please note change.)
24-31: Office Closed
26: No PSR Classes
28-30: No Weekday Masses
31: New Year's Eve Mass 6:00 p.m. (Holy Day of Obligation)
DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE CHRISTMAS DINNER
December 25 at Noon at St. Henry Parish, Belleville
Masks required when not eating. Meals (maximum of three) can also be delivered to those who are disabled/homebound. If you or someone you know live alone and would like to attend the dinner or need a meal delivered, please call 618-722-5024 no later than December 15.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY COOKBOOKS ARE IN!
You can pick up your cookbook starting this weekend. After this weekend, cookbooks available in Parish office or contact Andrea Short 618-214-1275 to make pick-up arrangements.
ONE STRONG HOG RAFFLE WINNER - ETHAN ERWIN
Thank you to everyone who brought tickets and continue to support One Strong Youth Ministry
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH
Once again, in your envelope packet for December 5 is a green envelope marked, Christmas Memorial for Needy in Parish. If you would like a memorial in Christmas booklet in memory of your loved one(s), please place name(s) in this envelope and drop in the collection box or mail to office by Tuesday, December 21.
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
Your contribution to CSMA enables the Office of Faith Formation to impact the lives of almost 11,000 students at 26 Catholic grade schools, three Catholic high schools and in PSR classes throughout our Belleville Diocese. If you haven’t already done so, we prayerfully ask you to consider making a gift to The 2021 Appeal today, no amount is too large or too small!
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (October - December) & Books are located at each door in church.
HISTORY OF PIOPOLIS, ILLINOIS 1841-1888 BOOKS
Copies located at the back of church.
Hospice Volunteers Needed for SSM Hospice at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital
We are looking for volunteers to serve local residents and their families in their homes in Wayne & Hamilton Counties. Click on flyers below for more information or contact Nikki Timberlake at 618-899-1660 or Nikki.Timberlake@ssmhealth.com.
EXCESS MASS INTENTIONS
If you are looking for a place to send excess mass intentions. Here you have an opportunity. A few years ago, Fr. Myron Effing's sister came and spoke at our parish about his work in Russia. Please see more information below and request list form.
PASTOR'S NOTE ON THE SEVEN JOYS OF SAINT JOSEPH
Saint Joseph the just man was also a man of deep and abiding joy. Christian piety, has, for centuries, counted his joys. And while there are many variations on the joys of Saint Joseph, we offer seven here that are particularly appropriate to ponder during Advent and Christmastide. May we learn from the Guardian of the Redeemer that joy can flower in every circumstance, if we have firm faith in the Lord who is eternally true to His name: EMMANUEL-GOD-WITH-US!
2022 TRIP TO GUATEMALA SISTER PARISHES
Missions International will be organizing a trip to sister parishes of Jalapa, Jutiapa, Izabal, and Peten on July 10-16, 2022.For more information, see flyer on bulletin board at each door of church. If you are interested in this trip or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on file below, before December 15.
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS:
Give in gratitude. A donor to the Retirement Fund for Religious writes, "I still remember the lessons the sisters gave us and how they instilled in us the love of our faith." Show your thanks for the prayerful service of elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. Your gift in next week's collection helps provide care, medicine, and more. Please be generous! For more information click file below.
Holy Name Society for paying for the 2022 Missals and postage for Boxes of Joy.
St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality for paying for postage for Boxes of Joy.