Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin August 27, 2023
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
AUGUST 26 @ 5:00 P.M.
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, Wednesday, First Friday ~ Elsewhere
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m.
††Cletus, Eunice, & Aaron Karcher
††Raymond, Mildred, Jackie, Paul, & Larry Rubenacker
††Dave Karcher & Edwin Rubenacker
Sunday, September 3 at 8:30 a.m.
All Parish Family
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 August 28-September 1
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday & Thursday ~ 8:00 - 11:00 am
Wednesday & Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Monthly Ministry List
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.
27: PRS Classes 9:30 a.m.
29: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
31: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall.
3: No PSR Classes
4: Happy Labor Day
5: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
5: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m. Refreshments Kenny Grubb
7: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall.
9: Mass at 4:00 p.m., due to Fall Festival Parade
10: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
10: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.
12: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
14: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall.
17: One Strong Breakfast Fundraiser after Mass
17: PSR Classes 10:00 a.m.
18: Fr. Ptak Presbyteral Council Meeting 11:00 am at Belleville
19: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
21: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.
21: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 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
September 29-October 1
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.
RESPECT LIFE CORNER ~ DEATH PENALTY: CATHOLIC Q & A:
For people committed to upholding the sanctity of human life, the need to respect and protect innocent human life is apparent. For some, however, issues like the death penalty may seem less clear. Although nothing can substitute for thorough catechesis, the following may be helpful as a starting point for considering the death penalty within the context of respect for God’s gift of human life. Over the next few weeks we will post 8 questions.
1. Who are we? The essence of our identity and worth as human beings, the source of our dignity, is that we are loved by God and made in his image and likeness. God’s love doesn’t change; even sin cannot diminish God’s love for each person. As we are reminded in Sacred Scripture, “Can a mother forget her infant…? Even should she forget, I will never forget you” (Isaiah 49:15).
2. What is the purpose of punishment? Although “legitimate public authority has the right and the duty to inflict punishment proportionate to the gravity of the offense,” it is not for the sake of vengeance. The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes on to say, “in addition to defending public order and protecting people’s safety, [punishment] has a medicinal purpose: as far as possible, it must contribute to the correction of the guilty party.”
Continue next week
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/.
GUATEMALA SISTER PARISH THANKS YOU
Our sister parish sent letter thanking everyone who donated. The money was used to help with health care for priest, Seminarian fund, Catechism materials, and training.
May God and Mary Most Holy accompany you always and bless you in your daily work and in your religious work.
Fr. José Isaías Lúe ~ Parish of Our Lady of Mercy, San José Acatempa