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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin July 2, 2023



Mass Intentions for Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, July 4 at 6:00 p.m.

†Robert Aydt

††Val & Donnie Kirsch

††Rich & Tillie Miller

Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m.

†Rodney Aydt

††Gilbert & Pauline Karcher

†Larry Aydt

Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m. - Holy Hour Following

††Aloysius & Clara Emma Karcher Family & Bill Kaufman

†Doris Smith

†Joyce Schilly

Mass Intentions for Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m.

†Cathy Bond

†Marie Hopkins

Living & Deceased Charles Spruell Family

Sunday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m.

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 ~ July 3-7

Monday & Tuesday ~ Closed

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

Thursday ~ 8:00 - 11:00 am

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

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Bulletins: New & Old


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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 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.

June 26-July 3: Father Ptak will be gone on vacation.

In case of an emergency, please contact neighboring parish.


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

  • 6: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

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

  • 10-14: Vacation Bible School 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

  • 13: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 16: Dahlgren KC# 8745 Washer Tournament 1:00 p.m.

  • 16-26: One Strong Youth Rome, Italy Trip

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

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

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

  • 20: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 22-23: Blessing of Vehicles after each Mass

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

  • 27: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 29: Co-Ed Softball Tournament 10:00 am - 7:00 p.m. Concessions by One Strong Youth

  • 30: Co-Ed Softball Tournament Noon - 6:00 p.m. Concessions by One Strong Youth


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.


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

Harold Trausch

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 (July-October) & Books are located at each door in church.


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077

Everyone is welcome to order.

You do NOT have to order a shirt for VBS but if you do, we would like for the kids and adults to wear them on Friday, July 14. Any profits made from t-shirt sales will go to pay for VBS expenses. Order forms are located at the back of church or click on the link below and can be dropped off at the Church office or Bowling & Associates CPA firm. You can also text shirt sizes to Cara 618-308-2166 and pay when the shirts are delivered.

2023 Love God Love Neighbor shirt
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Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: It is the most in-depth and faithful array of true formation workshops ever created. Throughout the workshop, your active engagement will be requested; the workshops are not designed for passive viewing only. With a focus upon your mission to join the saints in glory, over 200 workshops in English and in Spanish are available right now, and every month new workshops are added. Click the link below for step by step instruction to register you and everyone else in your family. If you have questions, you can contact Andrea Short or parish office.

FaH User Registration Instructions
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Diocese of Belleville CRS is Hosting

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land

December 2-13, 2024

Pilgrimage includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and more! For more information or to sign-up contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-624-2838 or email to


St. Peters, MO

August 4-6 ~ September 29-October 1 ~ December 1-3

An experience for married couples to rekindle romance, enhance meaningful communication, and deepen and renew commitment. For more information or to apply, go to, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.


Financial Target $10,630 ~ Pledge-to-Date $2,615

“With confidence in the Lord, I am turning to you today asking for your support of this year’s Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. My hope is that your generous response will help our ministries grow and the compassion of Jesus will be experienced more profoundly in our communities.” Bishop Michael McGovern


Holy Trinity Parish ~ Fairview Heights

A donation of $10.00 per person to attend and a limited number of seats available. For more information or would like to attend, please send your name, address and telephone number along with the number of seats you would like to reserve by e-mail to:

Make checks payable to: NDICE and mail to: Deacon Corby Valentine

706 Kessler Rd., Freeburg, IL 62243

This weekend, Fr. Messan Tettekpoe will be here celebrating Masses and speaking about the many ministries of his religious community, Divine Word Missionaries. To read more about Fr. Messan and his work, click on the flyer below. If you would like to donate, please place donation in marked envelope or place in the second collection after Communion, Divine Word Missionaries, in the collection box.

2023 Fr. Messan Tettekpoe St. John the Baptist - Belleville
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