Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin October 15, 2023
MASS WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMED
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, October, 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18 at 8:00 a.m.
Living & Deceased Martin Anselment Family
††Bulah & George Vincent
Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m.
†Dr. Jess Manalong
††Gus, Agatha, & Howard Karcher
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m.
††Mary Ann & Ted Karcher
††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger
††SV & Clara Hopfinger
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 16-20
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch
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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.
14: Rosary Rally - McLeansboro Courthouse Square Noon
15: PSR & Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.
15: Lector Training for new and seasoned lectors 10:30 a.m.
17: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
19: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.
19: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.
19: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
22: PSR & Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.
24: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
26: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
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), Chili Supper (4:00-7:00 p.m.), & No Scare Haunted Attic (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
31: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
1: All Saints Day Masses - Holy Day of Obligation 8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
2: All Souls' Day Rosary at 5:30 p.m. & Mass 6:00 p.m.
QUILTING EVERY TUESDAY
Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the McLeansboro hall. 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.
PRAY FOR & REMEMBER THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Paul & Helen Wellen
Deacon Alfred 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.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (July-October) & Books are located at each door in church.
AA & NA MEETING - MCLEANSBORO HALL
Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting
Every Thursday Night
For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077
WORLWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
St. Peters, MO
An experience for married couples to rekindle romance, enhance meaningful communication, and deepen and renew commitment. For more information or to apply, go to wwme.org, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.
BOX OF JOY
ALL SOULS DAY - NOVEMBER 2 ~ ROSARY 5:30 P.M. ~ MASS 6:00 P.M.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
BELLEVILLE TEC 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
October 21 ~ St. Mary, Mt. Vernon
Have you attended a TEC retreat during your lifetime? If so, we invite you to join your fellow TECites for this celebration! For more info and to register for the event please visit https://bellevilletec.org/events/.
ROSARY RALLY FOR PEACE
October 14 at Noon
Courthouse Gazebo in McLeansboro
In recent years, the Our Lady of Fatima organization has promoted over 22,000 rallies to Pray for World Peace. At Fatima, Our Blessed Mother asked us to pray daily, especially the rosary and to turn back to God. We must do our part and ask God for Divine Assistance. Please join us and be one with the 22,000 rallies held in public places.
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!
PARSHIONERS YOUR VOICE MATTERS ~ WE NEED YOUR OPTION
It is has been brought to Parish Council about the idea of switching to a hardback missal that would get reused every year, instead of the ones we currently use that only last for a year. At the back of church there are two copies of the one the Parish Council picked that would work the best for our Parish. Please take time to look at the book and see what you think. Beside the books is a basket with a slip of paper. Please circle YES (in favor of hardback missal) or
NO (in favor of keeping what we have now). Drop slip in the collection box after voting.
Books will be out the whole month of October for viewing.
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY ALERT
Help International Communities Overcome Devastating Hunger
Urge Congress to pass Farm Bill that efficiently and effectively addressing long term solutions to this hunger.
Text NCCW to 677-68 to receive message with link to email Congress.
GUATEMALA SISTER PARISH TRIP ~ JULY 11-17
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 email@example.com.
HOLY NAME SOCIETY
The Holy Name Society would like to thank everyone who worked their positions and helped in other areas. A special thanks to the One Strong Youth Group who worked where ever they were needed. We appreciate everyone who bought or sold raffle tickets, family card spots, and spots on the firing line. Here are the raffle ticket winners:
· Gun from Hamilton County Coal - Sandy Reyling
· $100 Cash from Eric Rawls of Jeff Donoho Insurance - Chuck Cox
· $100 Cash from Chad Mitsdarffer County Financial - Karissa Renshaw
· $100 Cash from Miller Seed Solutions - Kent Karcher
· $100 Cash from Farm Credit Lending & Crop Insurance - Marshall Mills
· Johns Deere Toy Tractor & Drill from S/N Partners - David Wicks
· $100 gift certificate from Aydt's Hardware - Randy Camden
· $100 gift certificate from Wabash Valley - Dave Collins
· Yeti Cooler from H&R Agri-Power - Jeanette Hart
· 2 - 15 lb box of fish from McPeak's Fish Market - Jennifer Redmon & Dawson Rubenacker
· $50 Cash from Christopher Johnson from Pioneer Seed - Ed Betts
· $50 Wal-Mart gift card from Archie & Kristy Bowers - Terry Wellen
· $50 Gift Card from Banterra - Asa Smith
· Gift Card from Peoples National Bank - Kenny Aydt