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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - October 25, 2020

Masses for Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Living & Deceased Catholic Women of Hamilton County

Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 a.m.

†Richard Anselment, †Fr. Albert Jerome

Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 a.m.

††Xavier & Frances Roesch

Mass for Vigil of All Saints Day

Saturday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Living & Deceased Albert Anselment Family, ††Paul & Kay Mitsdarfeer

Mass for All Saints Day

Sunday, November 1 at 8:30 a.m.

†Living & Deceased Families of George Roesch and Sam & Rella Coy

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.

Office Hours

Tuesday thru Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Sunday Collection

Envelopes (45) $1,665

World Mission Sunday (14) $ 290

One Strong (1) $ 50

Scholarship (1) $ 100

Total $2,105

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!

Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Vickie Rapp Grant, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, & Kenneth 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.


PSR Sundays at 9:30 am.

Sunday, October 25

Car Line Up 4:00-4:45 p.m. ~ Kids Start 5:00 p.m.

Signup your trunk with Megan Woodrow 618-838-4430,, or on sheet at the back of the church. All treats must be in treat bags and no homemade goodies this year. Masks and social distancing required.


In honor of Pro-Life Month, will be collecting donations for the NEW Pregnancy Help Center in Carmi Throughout October.

Items we are collecting:

· Baby items

· Baby clothes up to 12 months

· New and gently used Maternity clothing

· Financial Donations

· Prayers GREATLY Appreciated!!

Please place all donations in the basket in the church entry. Last day to drop off items will be November 1, 2020.


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


Target ~ $11,858

Pledged to Date ~ $3,526


There are printed bulletin and Living Faith Books (October - December) are in plastic tote by office door for those who would like receive paper copy.


Bishop Michael McGovern and Fr. Nick Junker are inviting young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood to participate in a St. Andrew Dinner. Young men, ages 14 thru 25, are invited to attend; parents are also welcome. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Nick Junker at (618) 722-5035 or e-mail To learn more go to:


Cross Catholic Outreach is the sponsor and is a Catholic organization who gives boxes to poor children living in poverty outside the U.S., during Christmas. Your Box of Joy may be the only Christmas gift a child receives! Pickup yours as you exit church or in the hall. Inside each box provides more information on what to include in each box and a shipping form that will need to include $9 for shipping cost. If you have any question, contact the office. Return boxes to the back of church or to the office.

Return boxes ~ November 8-9


They will not be doing this program this year. So, if you normally do this, you might want to consider taking a Box of Joy. Boxes are located as you exit church and due back November 8-9.


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

If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.

Tips for All Worshipers
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and we pray for all who have died. Anyone who would like their deceased relative's name to be read during the rosary lead by Fr. Ptak before mass on All Souls Day beginning at 5:30 p.m., please put their name(s) in an envelope and place in the collection box, or email office by Thursday, October 29.


for Restore Illinois Region 5 (Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson counties). The mitigations essentially affect capacity limits of gatherings outside of worship. The following measures apply:

1. The celebration of daily or Sunday Masses following the metric of 20% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less, and following established diocesan COVID-19 safety guidelines is allowed.

2. Weddings and funerals in the context of Mass are allowable within the metric of 20% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less, and following established diocesan safety guidelines. No congregating outdoors before or after.

3. The gathering limit of the lesser of 25 guests or 25% of room capacity applies to funeral vigils (wakes) whether they are held at a funeral home or in the church. No more than 25 people are permitted to gather at any one time at a funeral vigil. The same limit will apply to Baptism outside of Mass.

4. The limit of 25 guests or 25% of room capacity, whichever is less, applies to social gatherings at the parish--organizational meetings, receptions, funeral brunches, bingo, dinners, etc. Follow safety guidelines—wear masks, social distance, disinfect, etc. If food and beverages must be served, do not offer buffet-style or potluck meals. Provide items in single-serve containers (disposable containers whenever possible) and those not living together should be seated six feet or more apart. Staff or volunteers serving food should wash hands frequently and wear disposable gloves and face coverings.

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