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Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - August 23, 2020

Masses for Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday August 24 1:00 p.m. †Joseph Mayberry (Funeral Mass -

McLeansboro Chapel)

Tuesday August 25 8:00 a.m. ††Robert & Rodney Aydt

Wednesday August 26 8:00 a.m. †John "Bill" Mezo

Thursday August 27 8:00 a.m. †Fr. Albert Eugene Kreher

Masses for Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday August 29 5:00 p.m. †Donnie Lueke, †Debbie Wuebbels

Sunday August 30 8:30 a.m. †Fr. Bernard Reusch (93rd Anniversary of Death)

†Fr. Theodore Eckermann

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, Wednesday thru 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 (42) $2,205

Loose $ 121

Needy In Parish (2) $ 205

Guatemala Mission (1) $ 10

Parking Lot (1) $ 250

One Strong (2) $ 70

Cemetery (1) $ 5

Total $2,866

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.

Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. Social Distancing and Masks Required.

PSR Families

I hope and pray you are all well. I am working hard on an opening date for our program. I am on a committee put together by the Diocese that is creating the guidelines for a safe reopen for our program. Most of what we are deciding looks very similar to what our school district is doing. We are currently looking at a mid-September start date. Registration will take place electronically or by mail. A form will be emailed or mailed to families and returned to my email or mailed to the church. One will be made available on the church's website and posted on the PSR Facebook page. Please send me your email address to ensure that I have a correct and current one ( Please be patient with us as we try to put the best plan in place for the safety and well being of all. Megan Woodrow, CRE

Handicap/Elderly Accessible Parking Lot

If anyone would be interested in donating rock or making monetary donation to the project, please contact the office or drop your donation in the collection basket.

Pledged to date: $24,750 of $74,000 project.

Baptismal Blessings!

Otto Rubenacker

son of Devin & Kaitlin Rubenacker

Sunday, August 23


One Strong Youth Ministry Biscuit n Gravy and Sausage Breakfast August 30, 2020 after Mass DRIVE THRU ONLY. No Cost, but Donation Greatly Appreciated! Please park on the road or in lot by ball field, so you will not interfere with traffic around hall on this day.


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

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


We would like to thank each and every one of you who sent flowers, cards, prayers, food, and made phone calls. We thank all the ladies who sent food for the meal and a special thanks to Shelly and Jackie or helping to organize the meal. Special thanks to Father Ptak and Deacon Archie for the nice service, and to Debbie for the beautiful music. Also, a thanks to Dave for getting the church ready and all

those who helped with the preparing and cleaning of the church. We appreciate all

of your kindness and prayers.


The Diocese of Belleville is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer of the Diocese reports directly to the Bishop. (“It is for the finance officer to administer the goods of the Diocese under the authority of the Bishop…” Cf. CCL, Canon 494, #3.) The CFO has the primary responsibility for the work of the Diocesan Finance Council. He or she provides accurate, meaningful financial statements and information to the Bishop, who is the administrator of the temporal goods of the Diocese, and to the various boards which assist the Bishop in the operation of the Diocese. The CFO, who monitors investments while assembling and monitoring the budgets of various departments and agencies throughout the Diocese, also meets with outside vendors and consultants on a wide range of issues. The CFO serves as Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation for the Catholic Diocese of Belleville and oversees facility and property management as well as real-estate acquisition. In addition, the CFO meets regularly with the Bishop and Vicar General and with Directors of Diocesan Departments as a planning body.

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree and have 7-10 years of directly related experience in finance, accounting, management, administration and investment analysis. A current license as a Certified Public Accountant is desirable, but not required. The candidate is required to be a faithful, committed Catholic who understands and accepts the teachings and disciplines of the Catholic Church.

TO APPLY: Resume, cover letter, preferred salary range, and references to Human Resources, Diocese of Belleville, 222 South Third Street, Belleville, IL 62220 or email Application Deadline: September 30, 2020


Tuesday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m. To attend contact office to reserve your time.


It is important to know that you MUST call the office, 618-648-2490, to reserve a day. If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend. The office will get back with you to confirm your day.

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