Third Sunday of Advent Bulletin - December 13, 2020
Mass will be live streamed this Saturday.
Masses for Third Week of Advent
Wednesday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m.
†Rose Maloney, †Larry Rawls
Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 a.m.
Masses for Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m.
†Debbie Wuebbels, Living & Deceased George Roesch Family, †Odelia Karcher
Sunday, December 20 at 8:30 a.m.
††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker, † Donnie Lueke
We are accepting 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.
Tuesday thru Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sunday Collection December 6
Envelopes (48) $2,890
Loose $ 320
Needy in Parish (5) $ 175
Immaculate Conception (9) $ 115
All Saints $ 50
Christmas (1) $ 20
Catholic Relief Services (1) $ 100
Human Development (1) $ 20
Diocese Needy in Parish (1) $ 5
Religious Retirement (2) $ 60
Guatemala Mission (4) $ 60
Building (1) $ 50
Total $3,865 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!
Pray For The Sick And Homebound
Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, & Kenneth 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.
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Kids not old enough for PSR yet, come pick up a treat bag and see Santa in the hall immediately after Mass. Then Santa will make his way to PSR Classes.
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH
This year, in your envelope packet on December 13 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 Monday, December 21.
CHRISTMAS PENANCE SERVICE
Tuesday, December 15 starting at 6:00 p.m. (note time change) Please call or email office to sign up for time.
LADIES CHRISTMAS RECIPE EXCHANGE
There will be no annual Ladies Christmas party this year, BUT we will have a Christmas Recipe Exchange instead! All women are encouraged to participate. Just sign up by December 17, and you will be contacted with the name and address of the person you have been assigned. Pick out a favorite recipe (it does not have to be a Christmas recipe) to send in a Christmas card or an envelope with a short note to your “Recipe Pal” by Christmas. Sign up at church, on the Ladies Facebook page or contact Andrea Short by phone 618-214-1275 or 618-647-2505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS
Do you remember the sisters, brothers, or religious order priest who made a positive difference in your life? Today many are elderly, need assistance. and are struggling to meet retirement needs while continuing to serve the People of God. Please give to the Retirement Fund for Religious this weekend.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
GUATEMALA MISSION UPDATE
Covid-19 has not allowed our sister parishes to have Mass with the public for over 7 months now. Please realize that the priests of Jutiapa do not get paid and rely on their parishioners for support. Please consider supporting our sister parish. Use envelope in envelope packet or drop in a marked envelope in collection. See website for pictures.
CSMA GOAL AS OF OCTOBER 30
Target ~ $11,858
Pledged to Date ~ $3,826
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (January - March 2021)
Funeral Home 2021
THE VOCATIONS OFFICE
Bishop Michael McGovern and Fr. Nick Junker are inviting young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood to participate in a St. Andrew Dinner. Young men, ages 14 thru 25, are invited to attend; parents are also welcome. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Nick Junker at (618) 722-5035 or e-mail email@example.com. To learn more go to: https://www.diobelle.org/vocations
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, remember him at Christmas, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.
CASA FRANKLIN & HAMILTON COUNTIES
There will be no Hamilton County Kid's Christmas names this year, here is another place you can donate to support kids from our county.
Heartfelt thanks from the Family of Rose Maloney for the prayers, cards, food, support and kindness. May God bless all of you for helping brighten our difficult days. Special thanks to Fr. Ptak and Cathy Anselment for making Mom's funeral mass so appropriate for her.
Thank you to the Church, Youth, & Ladies for all your prayers, calls, visits, and wonderful fruit. It is so nice for you all to think of all the sick and homebound throughout the year! Larry Hunt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Vigil Mass December 24 at 4:00 p.m. (Full)
Night Mass December 24 at 10:00 p.m.
Day Mass December 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Please contact the office to reserve your time. Dates and times are subject to change due to COVID and volunteer help. Vigil Mass has been added to this year schedule, due to COVID restrictions.
NURSING HOME DONATIONS
Fr. Ptak delivers $250 gift card from Food Park and boxes of Cusumano Fruit Boxes, funds from the Needy in the Parish, to Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center and McLeansboro Healthcare Center as an appreciation gift to their employees and residents.
Our Parish currently has parishioners who are living at both locations.