Masses for Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Allie Brown, †Dean Rubenacker
Wednesday, November 18 at 8:00 a.m.
†Lala Pulido Vargas, For the Living & Deceased Veterans from our Parish
Thursday, November 19 at 8:00 a.m.
††††Joe, Frances, Ruthann, & Debbie Wuebbels
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
(End of Liturgical Year 2020)
Saturday, November 21 at 5:00 p.m.
††Joe & Gertrude Karcher
Sunday, November 22 at 8:30 a.m.
†Tim Thomas, ††Theodore & Lena Reyling, †Odelia Karcher
We are accepting Mass Intentions for 2021
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.
Tuesday thru Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Visit Parish Website For
Bulletins: New & Old
Monthly Ministry List
Envelopes (46) $1,490
Loose $ 45
Youth (3) $ 3
All Saints Day (1) $ 20
Building (9) $ 125
Parking Lot (1) $ 100
Cemetery (1) $ 300
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, 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.
ST. ELIZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY FUNDRAISER
There are is a signup sheet located at each door if you would like a box or signup to help. Payment of $30 (cash only) is due at the time of pickup on Wednesday, December 9 at St. John Nepomucene, Dahlgren parking lot from 9:00 am - Noon. Contact Andrea Short for questions 618-214-1275 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBS #7118
Monthly Meeting: November 19 in St. John the Baptist Hall. Pizza 7:00 p.m. with meeting following. Masks & Social Distancing required.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DAHLGREN
November 14-20 drop off bin at Dahlgren Hall
November 14-15 drop off bin at Parish Office
Accept new or used CLEAN coats, blankets, or winter apparel.
Thank you for your Support.
TREE OF LIGHTS FUNDRAISING
Donations drop off at Banterra or Peoples Bank or mail to: Hamilton County Ministerial Alliance P.O. Box 84 McLeansboro, IL. Roadblock December 5 (Weather Permitting) contact John & Irene Biggerstaff to volunteer. Ringing Bells Fridays & Saturdays in December contact Lucille Auten to volunteer.
CSMA GOAL AS OF OCTOBER 30
Target ~ $11,858
Pledged to Date ~ $3,826
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
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.
THE VOCATIONS OFFICE
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 email@example.com. To learn more go to: https://www.diobelle.org/vocations
DIOCESES OF BELLEVILLE ~ ADOPT A SEMINARIAN
Cards located as you exit church. There are lots of ways to help: Remember his birthday, become a prayer warrior, send a care package, remember him at Christmas, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.
CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Click on letter below to read letter from Bishop McGovern about CCHD Collection.
Next week our special collection is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Forty million people in the United States live in poverty, including many in our diocese. This collection supports programs that empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring positive change to their communities. 25% of the collection stays in our diocese to fund local antipoverty projects and poverty education programs in our schools and PSRs. The remaining amount goes to the national office to fund large grants throughout the nation.
This past year, over $135,000 in national funding was given to groups in our diocese. Groups receiving this funding included The Grace Movement, an economic development initiative in the Carbondale region working to create a worker-owned childcare cooperative. The Grace Movement will not only provide good paying jobs and bring a much needed service to the region so that other parents can work.
You may give in person in the special CCHD envelope located in your envelope packets or you may give by debit or credit card at https://stclarechurch.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/CCHD.
All funds collected at this site are forwarded on to the diocesan collection.
CASA FRANKLIN & HAMILTON COUNTIES
There will be no Hamilton County Kid's Christmas names this year, here is another place you can donate to support kids from our county.
Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes during my Leukemia diagnosis and treatment. It was a long journey but I am pleased to report that I am in remission and the prognosis is that I am cured. Your prayers and kind thoughts are very much appreciated. May God Bless You All, Vickie “Rapp” Grant
RESERVE YOUR DAY TO ATTEND MASS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Vigil Mass December 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Night Mass December 24 at 10:00 p.m.
Day Mass December 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Please contact the office to reserve your time. Dates and times are subject to change due to COVID and volunteer help. Vigil Mass has been added to this year schedule, due to COVID restrictions.
West parking lot is striped and ready to use for everyone! We encourage those who park on the road to use the west lot. The spots right next to church are reserved for the elderly.
As you may have noticed the speakers on the west side of church are not working, the sound system we currently have has come to an end. The cost of replacement of mixer and amplifier is $1,500. The new unit will be installed in the next couple of weeks. If you wish to donate to this project, place envelope in basket marked sound system.
Fr. Slawomir Ptak will be gone November 14-15. For emergency, please contact neighboring parish.