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Third Sunday of Easter Bulletin - May 1, 2022


SUNDAY, MAY 1 at 8:30 A.M.

Mass Intentions for Third Week of Easter

Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m.

†George Haas

†Mary J. Karcher

Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 a.m.

††SV & Clara Hopfinger

†Robert Wellen

First Friday, May 6 at 8:00 a.m.

†Deceased Family of AJ Lueke

Holy Hour Following

Mass Intentions for Fourth Sunday of Easter

Good Shepherd Sunday/World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Saturday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, May 8 at 8:30 a.m.

Living & Deceased Tina Martin Family

†Edward Rost

†Deceased Family of Emily Lueke

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 Week of May 2

Tuesday through Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Collection April 23-24

Envelopes (57) $2,048.00

Loose $ 35.00

Youth (2) $ 2.00

Easter (2) $ 260.00

CSMA (1) $ 50.00

Holy Land (1) $ 5.00

Home Mission Appeal (18) $ 350.00

One Strong (1) $ 5.00

Rice Bowl (20) $ 957.17

Total $3,712.17

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.


  • 1: First Communion - Following Mass will be a Doughnut Breakfast for all Parish in hall.

  • 1: Hamilton County Senior High Class of 2022 Baccalaureate Service 6:00 p.m.

  • 2: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshments Mike & Mark Karcher

  • 4: Last day to return Food Pantry donations.

  • 6: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.

  • 8: Mother's Day

  • 17: Diocese Clergy Day at St. Mary's in Mt. Vernon

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

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

  • 31: Last day to turn in Scholarship Applications.


  • 3: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.

  • 4: One Strong Youth Tag Sale 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Parish Hall.

  • 5: One Strong Youth Tag Sale 9:30 a.m.-Noon in Parish Hall.

  • 17: One Strong Youth Trivia Night Fundraiser 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick Enfield.

  • 25: St. John the Baptist Feast Day Celebration & Scholarship Presentations.

Return Food Pantry donations to the Parish Hall by May 4



Last day to turn in scholarship application is May 31.

Scholarship Application
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Scholarship Guidelines Freshman - Junior
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Larry Hunt

Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

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.


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

2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630

Pledge-to-Date $2,126

“Each year the faithful of our Belleville Diocese are asked to help the works of Christ continue and grow through their support of The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. By making a gift you are helping build up the Body of Christ in our various ministries and providing help for the poor and vulnerable.” Bishop Michael McGovern

Please consider a gift to the appeal today!


  • Weekly bulletins

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


The Messenger is looking for stories to tell about someone they knew or relative who gave the ultimate sacrifice during a war, names of service members killed in action (WWII onward) and list of service people who are presently serving or have returned home. Please send information by May 1 to

What is Synodality?

Throughout this process, we hear the words: Synod, Synodality, and Synodal process. What do these words mean? Do they mean the same thing? A helpful short definition of the Synod of Bishops is a gathering of bishops that 1. Fosters closer unity between the bishops and Pope 2. Provides counsel to the Pope on matters of faith and morals, and discipline of the Church 3. Studies questions concerning the Church in the world. For more information go to

Synod – What is it?

Synod is a Greek word (synodos) meaning a meeting or assembly. The two Greek words that make up Synod are syn meaning together and hodos meaning way or journey. The entire Catholic Church is called to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops! The upcoming Synod is entitled: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” You can participate in the Synod process, simply by answering few questions from Pope Francis.

Synod – Topics/Questions

Here are the questions: A Synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening in your parish today? How is the Holy Spirit inviting your parish community to grow in “journeying together”? Jesus Christ – What is there about Jesus that draws me to him? What is there about Jesus that makes an impression on me? What is there about Jesus that I would like to share with my family, my neighbors, and the wider community? The Church – What is there about the Church that draws me closer to the Lord and to other people? In the coming years, what are my hopes for the Church that will help to draw me closer to Christ? Reflect and Pray on these important topics/questions to ready yourself. When you are ready to reflect please go to and fill out online form. Your responses will be added to our Diocesan report that will be submitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in June 2022. The deadline to complete this survey is Sunday, May 29, 2022.


If you would like to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine drop your donation in the collection box in an envelope marked Ukraine Help, by May 1 This money will be sent to the Diocese and they will forward it onto the Catholic Relief Services. To learn more about how CRS is helping or donate online go to

The messenger also posted various Catholic agencies collecting, too.

See below for complete list.

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