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Third Sunday of Easter ~ April 13-14, 2024

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.

Mass Intentions for the Third Week of Easter

Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

†Brenda Lueke

†Sr. Agnes Aydt

Private Intention

Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 a.m. 

†Tillie Miller

Friday, April 19 - No Mass

Diocese of Belleville Priest Clergy Day - St. Mary, Mt. Vernon

Mass Intentions for the Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ Good Shepherd Sunday

Saturday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m.

†Paul Wellen

††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger

††SV & Clara Hopfinger

Office Hours ~ April 15-19

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Your financial support remains an important part of our Parish life and helps us keep going. Please continue giving your time, talent, and treasure. Please mail, drop-off your offering in collection box or in the mailbox by Parish office front door.

Watch bulletin for more details.


  • 14: PSR & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 16: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 17: Scholarship Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m.

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

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

  • 18: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 19: Diocese of Belleville Priest Clergy Day - St. Mary, Mt. Vernon

  • 21: High School Senior Scholarship awarded at the end of Mass.

  • 21: High School Senior Recognition Breakfast after Mass.

  • 21: PSR Class 10:30 a.m.

  • 21: No Bible Study

  • 23: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 25: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street

  • 28: PSR Sunday - Confirmation Rosary - K & 1st Greet - 4th & 5th Prayers of Faithful - All kids will sit up front with their teacher.

  • 28: PSR & Bible Study 9:30 a.m. - Last Class

  • 28: First Communion Class - First Reconciliation 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist

  • 28: Last mass at St. John the Baptist before renovations begin.

  • 30: Pickup pews from St. John the Baptist 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • 30: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall/Market Street


  • 1-4: Pickup pews from St. John the Baptist 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 601 E Market Street, McLeansboro, IL. 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.


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

Greg 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.


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books & are located at each door in church.


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

601 E Market Street ~ McLeansboro, IL

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


December 1-11  ~  Cost:  $3,999

A registration brochure may be downloaded at or copies located at each door.  For more information contact Cheryl Sommer at


Next week we will take up the CHMA.  Today, nearly 40% of dioceses in the United States

and its territories are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. 

Your support of the 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 or read the attached flyer. 

Envelopes are located in your envelope packets.

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