Third Sunday of Easter - April 18, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED SUNDAY.
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Masses for the Third Week of Easter
Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 at 8:00 a.m.
Living & Deceased Pius Rubenacker & Joseph Frey Families
Thursday, April 22 at 8:00 a.m.
Masses for Fourth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m.
††Sarah & Connor Roesch
††Lucille & Clem Rubenacker
††David E. Karcher & Ray Grubb
We are still accepting Mass Intentions
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 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 April 10-11
Envelopes (43) $2,558
Loose $ 42
Youth (3) $ 3
Needy in Parish (1) $ 50
Easter (3) $ 83
CMSA (2) $ 200
Holy Land (1) $ 25
PSR (1) $ 210
One Strong Breakfast $ 527
Mass Intentions (10) $ 100
Scholarship (12) $ 480
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!
2021 YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH PRAYER
Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, whose power makes the impossible possible, come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty. Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome (here make your request). My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power. Amen.
This prayer, from the 19th-century French prayer book, has been recited by Pope Francis every day for more than 40 years (cf. Patris Corde, †10).
Thank you to everyone who helped with Confirmation. Thank you Bishop McGovern, Fr. Slawomir Ptak, Deacon Archie Bowers, Michele Lueke, cooks, mass volunteers, Dave Collins, and anyone else who helped in any way big or small. We Bless You & Thank You! The 2021 Confirmation Class
ONE STRONG MISSION NEWS
Drive-Thru Breakfast Fundraisers on May 16 has been cancelled.
Beautiful Weather is here!!! Do you need help around your House? One Strong can help with anything!!! Cleaning out flower beds or gutters, power washing your house or washing windows, cleaning out garages or barns, painting or pruning. Whatever you need help with just let us know. Contact Michele Lueke or Robbilyn Taylor, to get your name on our schedule.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, 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.
April 18 - Last Class
I thank all of the parents for their cooperation this most unusual year. We made it the whole school year in person and that was due in part to your diligence and understanding. A huge thank you to the teachers who came every week and made the best of what was given to them. I hope you all have a wonderful summer break. See you in August!
Megan Woodrow, DRE
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in hall.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY NEWS
Cookbook Recipes still needed.
Several ways to submit recipe(s):
· place in envelope in the back of church or tote outside the office door.
· email to email@example.com
· uploaded to www.typensave.com Login info - username: sjbrecipes21 password: pepper241
Last day to submit recipes for the cookbook will be April 11.
Questions or help contact Andrea Short or Bethany Wellen.
Next meeting will be Sunday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. There will be election of new officers.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
We want to express our sincere thanks to each of our clergy, religious, parish chairs, staff and volunteers for your tremendous help. We cannot stress enough the importance of your support the CSMA appeal. Even a small amount helps. Please be generous!
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (April - June)
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, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.
KC #7118 STATE OFFICERS VISIT/MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS
Saturday, April 24 ~ St. Patrick Hall - Enfield. Registration 8:30 a.m. ~ Meeting 9:00 a.m.
CRS RICE BOWLS
Our community changed lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say thank you! Turn in your CRS Rice Bowl as you enter church in red tub or donate online at crsricebowl.org/give. Twenty-five percent of what we collect will go to Hungry Hearts Summer Lunch Program. Deadline to return Rice Bowl is weekend of April 17-18.
Our Sunday Visitor informed the office, that some envelopes were misplaced by the mail carrier or lost in the truck. If you have not received your collection envelopes, please contact the office and a new packet will be sent out to you.
MESSENGER MEMORIAL DAY SUPPLEMENT
Stories needed about someone they knew or a relative who died during a war, service members who were killed in action (WWII onward), service people who are presently serving, or served in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria. Deadline is May 3. Please call 618-722-5044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information.
CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL (CHMA)
Next week we will take up the CHMA which generously supports ministries and programs of our Belleville Diocese each year. Today, over 40% of dioceses in the US and its territories are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support of this appeal helps them meet these faith formation and sacramental needs. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions or on the handout and Bishop McGovern letter below (click to view).
ANNUAL DIOCESAN SPRING BLESSING OF THE FARM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Farm of Dale and Kay Haudrich
7903 State Route 156
Waterloo, Illinois 62298
Those attending are invited to bring seed and soil in marked containers along with animals and farm machinery to be blessed. Food for the poor and needy of the area will be collected. Pandemic health and safety protocols will be place. We look forward to having you join us!
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 email@example.com. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.
COVID-19 MASS PROTCOL
Mass Ushers would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to have Mass under mandatory COVID-19 guidelines from the Diocese of Belleville. With religion classes running, Sunday Mass is often beyond capacity while Saturday Mass seems to have more vacancies. We do not want to have to turn attendees away, so please call the parish office to cancel your Mass reservation if you cannot attend, before 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Or you may call or text Andrea Short 618-214-1275 or Robbilyn Taylor 618-267-1398, to cancel your reservation only. To help us ensure that we utilize all available Church capacity, please arrive 5 minutes prior to Mass start time to ensure your reserved seat.
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