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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - June 21, 2020

Masses for Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday - Thursday ~ Private Intentions

Mass for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday June 27 5:00 p.m. †Christopher Warzecha

Sunday June 28 8:30 a.m. †Henry Rybak

New updates about COVID-19 and

Reopening of Parish on website under news.

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 - 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 (32) $1,395

Youth (2) $ 2

Easter (1) $ 25

Peter's Pence (1) $ 10

Building (4) $ 95

PSR (1) $ 10

Cemetery (1) $ 25

Total $1,562

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!

From the June

Liturgical Calendar

Pray For The Sick And Homebound

Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Vickie Rapp Grant, Dean Rubenacker, 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.


July 22 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville at 2:00 p.m.

Due to concern for the health and safety of the public in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the ordination liturgy will be limited and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Everyone is invited to view the Mass which will be televised live on EWTN. The Mass will also be available on the EWTN website at:

Let us to pray for our Bishop-Elect Rev. Michael McGovern in this time leading up to his ordination as our new Bishop.

O Lord, who for the feeding of your flock have set your servant Michael over it as a successor to the Apostles, grant him, we pray, a spirit of counsel and fortitude, a spirit of knowledge and piety, so that, by faithfully governing the people entrusted to him, he may build up in the world the sacrament of the Church. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Bishop Edward K. Braxton Invites you to view the Liturgy of Ordination of:

The Reverend Mr. Nicholas T. Fleming

St. Clare of Assisi Parish in O’Fallon

The Reverend Mr. Carl E. Schrage

St. Lawrence Parish in Sandoval

The Reverend Mr. Joel L. Seipp

St. Clare of Assisi Parish in O’Fallon

To the Order of Priesthood on Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Cathedral of St. Peter

During this Liturgy, our Priest Jubilarians will be honored. The Oil of Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick will be blessed. The Sacred Chrism will be consecrated. Seating is limited, but Mass will be live streamed at: Please join me in praying for our candidates for Priesthood and our Jubilarians.

There will be printed bulletin and new Living Faith Books in plastic tote by office door for those who would like receive paper copy.

Diocese Position: Administrative Assistant Office of Human Resources

Deacon Notes:

Today's notes focuses on Matthews Gospel, verse 38, ..."and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me." This is a striking image of the demands and consequences of discipleship, Jews needed no explanation of it, since the Romans utilized crucifixion as a torturous means of execution for many criminals during NT times. Jesus here assures us that faithfulness will entail self-denial, suffering, and possibly death. Before His Passion, the cross symbolized shame and rejection; afterward it symbolizes the glory of Christian Martyrdom. We need to pray for our children and grandchildren, one day our Religious freedoms will be taken away, then we'll see the true meaning of this scripture. Are you ready to take up your Cross and follow Jesus?

Good day and God Bless, Deacon Arch

Adoration & Mass

We are still in need of more volunteers so everyone can safely attend. We are thinking we need 10 volunteers to cover each event. The lack of volunteers, will delay the reopening of our Parish. If you are high school age (parent permission) thru 65 without any health conditions and is willing and able to volunteer, please contact the office.


Saturday, June 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m.

It is important to know that you MUST call the office, 618-648-2490, to reserve a time by the Thursday, before an event. You can only attend, if you have a time. If you leave a message, please leave your name and number and the office will get back with you.

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