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Third sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) - December 10-11, 2022


MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED


DECEMBER 11 @ 8:30 A.M.


Mass Intentions for The Third Week of Advent

Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

For God's Blessing for Monsignor Joseph Lawler on his birthday


Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 a.m.

Private Intention


Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m.

††Karl & Bill Mezo


Mass Intentions for The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family


Sunday, December 18 at 8:30 a.m.

†Floann Mitchell

††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger

†Tim Thomas


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 December 12-16

Monday & Thursday ~ Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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


Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old

Calendar

Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

https://hamiltoncountycatholic.org/


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.


Watch bulletin for more details.

December

  • 11: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 13: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 13: Happy Birthday Monsignor Joseph Lawler

  • 15: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.

  • 15: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.

  • 15: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 16: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 18: PSR Christmas Program & Santa Visit after Mass

  • 18: No Bible Study

  • 18: One Strong Christmas Breakfast after Mass - Cost by donation.

  • 20: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 20: Christmas Penance Service 6:00 p.m. - second priest available.

  • 22: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 23: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 24-25 & December 31-January 1: Two week bulletin. Please have bulletin items to office by 10:00 a.m. December 22.

  • 24: The Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Masses 4:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

  • 25: The Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Mass 8:30 a.m.

  • 25: No PSR Classes or Adult Bible Study

  • 26-30: Office Closed

  • 31: New Year's Eve Mass 5:00 p.m.

January

  • 1: New Year's Day Mass 8:30 a.m.




EAST VICARIATE PENANCE SERVICES

  • December 12 @ 6:30 p.m. Mass with Confession following - St. Joseph, Stringtown

  • December 14 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. - St. Joseph, Olney

  • December 15 @ 6:00 p.m. - St. Edward, Fairfield

  • December 18 @ 5:00 p.m. - St. Polycarp, Carmi

  • December 19 @ 5:00 p.m. - St. Patrick, Enfield

  • December 19 @ 6:00 p.m. - St. Stephen, Flora

  • December 20 @ 6:00 p.m. - St. John the Baptist, Piopolis (second priest available)

  • December 20 @ 6:00 p.m. - St. Sebastian, St. Sebastian

  • December 20 @ 7:00 p.m. - St. Mary, Mt. Carmel

  • December 20 @ 5:30-7:00 p.m. - St. Lawrence, Lawrenceville



QUILTING EVERY TUESDAY

Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the McLeansboro hall. 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.



PRAY FOR & REMEMBER THE SICK & HOMEBOUND

Larry Hunt

Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Joyce Schilly

Leo Aydt

Paula Campbell



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.




REMINDER

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



2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630

Pledge-to-Date $3,821

On behalf of the ministries and programs funded by The CSMA and those they serve, we thank you for your prayers and continued generosity to the 2022 campaign.



PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR

  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books (October-December) & Books are located at each door in church.




NA & AA MEETINGS - MCLEANSBORO HALL


Narcotic Anonymous Meetings

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.


Alcohol Anonymous Meeting

Every Friday Night

7:00 p.m.


For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077



CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH

Once again, in your envelope packet for December 4 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 20.



MASS GREETERS

Starting in January we will return with mass greeters. If you would like to be added to the list, please email or call the office. Please specify if you would like to be added Saturday, Sunday or both. As a reminder, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to mass.



DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE:





THE MESSENGER

The Messenger is supported by your subscriptions, advertising, and donations. Gift subscriptions available. Donations always welcome! To give a gift of a subscription or monetary donation, call The Messenger at 618-233-8670, or go online at www.bellevillemessenger.org



TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) RETREAT

Immaculate Conception, Columbia, IL

January 14-16, 2023 - Team and Participants can sign up at bellevilletec.org. Anyone with questions may contact Diane McIntyre @ 270-970-3241 or email bellevilletec@gmail.com.



RESPECT LIFE CORNER

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Respect Life Reflection

St. Joseph, Defender of Life


“The infant Christ ‘came into our world in a state of great vulnerability. He needed to be defended, protected, cared for and raised by Joseph’ (PC 5). The humble and often hidden carpenter of Nazareth accompanied Mary in her pregnancy, assisted at the birth of the Messiah in a stable, presented Jesus in the Temple, fled with his family far from their homeland to protect them, and lovingly raised Jesus as his own son in the years to come… Joseph’s devotion helps reveal to us our own call to show special care for the lives of those whom God has entrusted to us.”



YOUNG ADULT - ADVENT REFLECTION RETRERAT

As you journey closer to Christmas, join the Ondessonk Retreat Team for a weekend with a variety of readings, discussions, rituals, and reflections. This is a perfect weekend to take a moment away from the Christmas preparations to prepare your own heart and mind for the coming of Jesus. Together retreatants will reflect on the Gospel readings of Advent and the Nativity while enjoying the natural scenery of Camp Ondessonk.


Ages 18-30 are welcome to attend.

Cost is FREE and includes St. Noel lodging, 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Registration: https://form.jotform.com/223194633946160



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