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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - October 11, 2020

Mass this weekend will not be able to be viewed live Saturday evening, due to streaming issues. Mass will be uploaded to church's YouTube page after Saturday evening mass.

Masses for Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.

†John "Bill" Mezo

Wednesday, October 14 at 8:00 a.m.

†Odelia Karcher, ††Ben & Lona Frey

Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 a.m.

†Cathy Bond

Masses for Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.

††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker, †Ricky Bigley

Sunday, October 18 at 8:30 a.m.

†Fr. Albert Eugene Kreher, †Allie Brown

We are needing and 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

Monday thru Thursday

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 (44) $1,370

Loose $ 25

World Mission Sunday (1) $ 10

Religious Retirement (1) $ 50

Parking Lot (1) $ 100

One Strong Fundraiser $ 874

Scholarship (11) $ 150

Cemetery (3) $ 210

Total $2,789

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.


Sunday, October 11 at Noon. Ham or Turkey for the Winners.

Concession Stand provided by One Strong Mission. Raffle Drawing ~ Raffle Tickets Located Doors.

Workers List 2020

Everyone is welcome and your help is needed and appreciated. If your name is not on the list but you would like to help, just show up we can always use your help. First Shift Starts: 11:30a.m.

Erecting Posts: Dave Collins and Joe Bernard

Family Cards: Chairman, Russell Allen, Don Aydt, Bob Wellen Tom Anselment, Ron Heil, Robert Bond, Rich Hatfield, Anthony Johnson, Christopher Johnson, John Carroll, Frank Frey, Michael T. Karcher, and Curtis Richardson

Judge for Family Card: David Collins, Brad Grubb, and Rodney Budell

Write Applications on Cards: First Shift: Randy Rubenacker, Chairman; Terry Rubenacker, Keith Johnson, Clem Aydt, Kenny Aydt, Dale Hopfinger, Scott Karcher, Erin Halley, David Schumm, Gary Zachman, and Andy Rubenacker Jr. Second Shift: John Anselment Jr. Chairman; James Frey, David Rubenacker, James Coy, Kris Halley, Bill Lueke Jeff Reyling and Randy L. Reyling, Andrew Rapp, Devin Rubenacker, and Kent Karcher

Callers: Mark Karcher Chairman; Roger Rubenacker, Logan Karcher, and Maddie Karcher

Pass Out Shells: Chairman; Jeff Bernard, Dennis Kaufman, Roger Duckworth, Ray Rapp, and Danny Clark.

Loading Targets: Round 1-40: Charles Reyling Chairman; Randy Reyling Co-Chairman; Ronnie Coy, Rueben Flannigan, John Wellen, Dewain Wellen, Matthew Niekamp, Ron Wellen, Dan Coy, Chris Hopfinger, Danny Hopfinger, Rick Rubenacker, Bryan Thomas, Mike Aydt, Robert Rubenacker, Nick Wellen, Clint Hopfinger, Chad Flannigan, Kyle Wellen, Randy Camden, Alex Rapp and Sean-Paul Trotter

Round 41+: Brad Brock Chairman; Roger Allen Co-Chairman: Alan Rubenacker, Alan Heil, Nathan Reyling, Jim Wellen, Jeff Lueke, Kenny Wellen, Terry Wellen, Brian Lueke, Reegan Schuster, James Allen, Brandon Webb, Justin Webb, Dylan Reyling, Adam Rubenacker, Jasen Schumm, Jake Rubenacker, Logan Billington, Daniel Rapp, Matt Rubenacker, and Caleb Wellen

Judges: Mike Karcher Chairman; Richard Wuebbels, Norman Rubenacker, Don Rapp, Keith Johnson, Gary Rapp, Scott Koltz, Rob Dodd, and Archie Bowers.

Awarding Prizes: First Shift: Bob Wilson and Matthias Campbell Second Shift: Kenny Grubb, Mel Heil, Alfred Rubenacker, and John Wuebbels.

Raffle: Dennis Rubenacker Chairman, Joe Bernard Co-Chairman; Dennis Frey, Keith Rubenacker, Charles Lueke, Marion Wellen, Ed Anselment, Don Halley, Steve Coy, Loy Flannigan, and Chris Clark

All are welcome to come. If you do not want to shoot, you can still play the Family Card and the Raffle and win a Ham or Turkey or one of the many prizes on the raffle. Bring a friend and tell a friend. Youth Rounds are for age 15 and under.

Safety First: Children are not permitted on the Shooting Line without an Adult Present: We all want to have a good time while avoiding accidents.


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.


Virtual Annual Convention "Connecting With God in a Virtual World" will be on October 14 or any day after that. Sessions located on website: Mass at 12:15 p.m. with Bishop McGovern.


Concrete is all poured for parking lot and will be able to use here soon. Donations are still be accepted for this project. Pledged to date: $27,400 of $74,000 project.


One Strong Youth Ministry



Fish, Fries and Hushpuppies

No Charge ~ Donations APPRECIATED


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


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


McLeansboro Courthouse Gazebo ~ Saturday, October 10 at Noon. Help us honor our Lady's wishes and say a public rosary with us, for God's help and blessings!


It is important to call or email office to reserve a day to attend mass, before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday

618-648-2490 OR

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

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