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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin October 29, 2023

Mass Intentions for the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, October, 31 at 6:00 p.m.

†Larry Rubenacker

All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation

Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 a.m.

Living & Deceased Tillie Kaufman Family

Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Private Intention

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed - All Souls' Day

Thursday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Holy Rosary for all the Faithful Departed

Thursday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. at 6:00 p.m.

Private Intention

First Friday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. - Holy Hour Following

Private Intention

Mass Intentions for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, November 5 at 8:30 a.m.

††Katie, Robert, & Rodney Aydt

††Xavier, Frances, Sarah, & Connor Roesch

††Floann Mitchell & Jack Reyling

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 ~ October 30-November 3

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 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.


  • 28: One Strong Haunted Attic & Concession Stand 7:00 p.m. - Midnight

  • 29: NO PSR

  • 29: Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 29: One Strong Trunk or Treat 4:00-6:00 p.m. around hall

  • 29: Chili Supper 4:00-7:00 p.m.

  • 29: No Scare Haunted Attic 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • 31: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. City Hall.

  • 31: Building & Grounds Meeting 6:30 p.m.


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

  • 5: PSR & Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.

  • 5 St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.

  • 6: Fr. Ptak Presbyteral Council Meeting 11:00 a.m.

  • 6: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshment Mark Karcher.

  • 8: East Vicariate Priest & Deacon Meeting - St. Joseph, Olney 11:00 a.m.

  • 9: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall

  • 10-19: Dahlgren KC Coat Drive

  • 11: One Strong Youth Harvest Fest 5:00-8:00 p.m.

  • 12: PSR & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 11-12 & 18-19: Two week bulletin. Please have all bulletin items to office by November 9.


Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 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

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

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.


October 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Parishioners who have any questions, comments or concerns

are welcome to attend the meeting.


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


St. Peters, MO

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.



All Souls Day is The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and we pray for all who have died. We pray for their redemption and forgiveness of their sins with the Holy Rosary. 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 send to office via email to by October 31.

Also, after mass that evening join the One Strong Youth as they pray and place lit candles on the headstones of our loved ones who have passed away. There will be some candles available at the back of church or you are welcome to bring your own.


There is a piano upstairs in the hall at St. John the Baptist. It is located in the third classroom on the south side. If interested, please contact the office.

2023 CSMA

Financial Target $9,444 ~ Pledge to Date $3,313

The homebound, sick and seniors living in the southernmost part of the state are assured they will have food to eat thanks to Daystar Community Program’s mobile food pantry, which delivers groceries on a regular basis to those not able to visit Daystar’s on-site food pantry. YOUR GIFT to The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal makes Daystar’s truly life-saving ministry possible. If you haven’t already done so, please donate today and help Daystar to serve truly the poorest of the poor; they are counting on YOU!


The trip includes: 4 days and 3 nights in your sister parish, a one day pilgrimage to Lake Atitlán where Blessed Stanley Rother was martyred, and 3 nights at the Incarnate Word Retreat Center in Guatemala City. The largest expense is the flight which is approximately $1,100. There are only 30 seats reserved on the flight. If you are interested, please

RSPV by October 30 to

St. Andrew Dinner

November 5

Newman Center at SIUC

Bishop McGovern invites all young men ages 14-32 who are interested in learning more about the priesthood; parents or guardians are also welcome. The event will begin with gathering at 3:30 p.m. and discussions with the Bishop starting at 3:45 p.m. Mass will be at 5:15 p.m. and dinner will follow with the opportunity for additional discussion. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mrs. Judy Hoffmann at (618) 722-5003 or

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