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Third Sunday of Easter Bulletin - April 26, 2020

Masses for Third Week of Easter

to be said Privatively

Tuesday - Friday ~ All Parish Family

Mass for Fourth Sunday of Easter

to be said Privatively

Sunday ~ All Parish Family

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

Tuesday - Thursday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Sunday Collection

Envelopes $820 Youth $1 Easter $100 Rice Bowls $50 Home Mission Appeal $30

Scholarship $25

Total $1,026

Thank you for being generous,

during this difficult time!

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 Coronavirus, our Parish still needs to operate.

From The April Liturgical Calendar

28 - St. Peter Chanel - Priest and Martyr & St. Louis Grignon de Montfort - Priest

29 - St. Catherine of Siena - Virgin & Doctor of the Church

30 - St. Pius V - Pope

1 - St. Joseph the Worker

2 - St. Athanasius - Bishop and Doctor

New Update

1. Shelter-in-place extended by Governor Pritzker until May 30.

2. Starting May 1, everyone is to wear a mask when out in public places, where you cannot keep 6 ft distance.

3. Previous guidelines about social gathers and in place of worship (no public masses with crowds, no confessions, no weddings or baptisms, etc...) are still in force.

4. Starting April 24, printed paper copies of bulletin will be made available in the plastic tote by the office door. Also in tote will be the Living Faith prayer books too.

5. Due to COVID-19, the ordination date and installation of new Bishop-Elect Rev. McGovern has not be schedule at this time. Keep him in your prayers.

Please Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Adam Reyling, Anna Sturman, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Vickie Rapp Grant, Debbie Wuebbels, Dean Rubenacker, Kent Karcher, & Larry Nice

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.

Chapter & Verse

The Israelites set out from Ramses for Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, not counting the children. Since the dough they had brought out of Egypt was not leavened, they baked it into unleavened loaves. They had been rushed out of Egypt and had no opportunity even to prepare food for the journey.

Exodus 12:37-39

He sent Moses and his servant, Aaron, whom he had chosen. They wrought his signs among them and wonders in the Land of Ham.

Psalm 105:26-27

Let us to pray for our Bishop-Elect Rev. Michael McGovern in this time leading up to his ordination as our new Bishop.

O God, eternal shepherd of the faithful,

who tend your Church in countless ways

and rule over her in love,

grant, we pray, that Michael, your servant,

whom you have set over your people,

may preside in the place of Christ

over the flock whose shepherd he is,

and be faithful as a teacher of doctrine,

a Priest of sacred worship

and as one who serves them by governing.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Diocesan Spring Blessing of the Farm

will not be held due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We look forward to and pray that the Blessing of the Harvest can be held this Fall. Please keep our farm families in your prayers.

Hamilton-White County Senior Meal Care

Are you or do you know a senior 60 years or older who could benefit from a hot meal delivered to their home Monday - Friday, Hamilton-White County Senior Meal Care is here to help. To sign-up and for more.

There will be printed bulletin in plastic tote by office door for those who would like receive paper copy.

A Little Humor To Put A Smile On Your Face!

"Hey, wait a minute. I just came in here for a little wood work, not a sermon!

Deacon Notes

Today's notes focuses on the Gospel, "The Walk to Emmaus" What an eye opening experience for Cleopas, and the other disciple. Cleopas said to Jesus, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know of the things that have taken place there in these days?" And He replied to them, "What sort of things?" They told Him of the crucified Jesus. Jesus gives them an overview of Salvation History from the Old Testament to His entire life was foreordained in Scripture, including His birth, ministry. death, and Resurrection. What a great conversation that was? He was at table with them, He took the bread blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. They recognized Him, and He vanished out of their sight. The structure of the Emmaus episode reflects the structure of the Eucharistic Liturgy, where Jesus gives Himself to The Church in word and sacrament, in the proclamation of Scripture and in the Eucharistic Bread of Life. What a great scripture reading, Amen.

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Archie. Happy Easter to All.

From The Pastor

This weekend I would like to share with you the reflection of Henri J.M. Nouwen.

"Christ is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us." Ephesians 2:14

Peace is a gift of God, often hidden from the wise and the wealthy, and revealed to those who feel empty, inarticulate and poor. Where is his peace to be found? The answer is surprising but it is clear. In weakness, in our own weakness, in those places of our hearts where we fell most broken, most insecure, most in agony, most afraid. Why there? Because in our weakness our familiar ways of controlling and manipulating our world are being stripped away and we are forced to let go from doing much, thinking much, and relying on our self-sufficiency. Where we are most vulnerable, the peace that is not of this world is mysteriously hidden. Do not give up working for peace. Keep your eyes on the prince of peace, who touches the lame, the crippled, and the blind, who speaks words of forgiveness and encouragement, who dies alone, rejected, and despised. Keep your eyes on him who becomes poor with the poor, weak with the weak, and who is rejected with the rejected. That one, Jesus, is the source of all peace. When have I most discovered peace in my weakness, fear and brokenness?

Fr. Ptak

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