Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - August 22, 2021
Updated: Aug 27, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED SUNDAY.
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Mass Intentions for Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m.
†Francis & Eileen Hopfinger
Wednesday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 26 at 8:00 a.m.
Mass Intentions for Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, August 29 at 8:30 a.m.
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
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Collection August 14-15
Envelopes (53) $2,329
Loose $ 65
Youth (1) $ 1
CSMA (2) $ 120
Guatemala Mission (1) $ 5
One Strong (1) $ 35
Mass Intentions (10) $ 100
Scholarship (1) $ 5
SJB Cemetery (16) $ 435
SJN Cemetery (6) $1,150
SCR Cemetery In Memory of
Edith Haas $ 130
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.
ST. JOSEPH PRAYER
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
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22: First Day of PSR & Backpack Blessing 9:30 a.m.
29: PSR 9:30 a.m.
29: Sever Training after Mass
Fr. Ptak First Friday Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharisy
5: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.
12: One Strong Youth Breakfast Fundraiser 9:30 a.m. in hall.
16: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield and KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren at 7:00 p.m.
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS & START OF PSR
OUTSIDE AROUND MARY STATUE
Sunday, August 22
Teachers and students of all ages are invited to take part in this event. Please bring your backpacks for this blessing.
PSR BEGINS AUGUST 22
The 2021-22 PSR School year is fast approaching. Start date will be August 22 at 9:30 am. PSR is open to all Parish children Pre-K - 12. Pre-K starts at age 4 and they must be potty trained. Registration forms are available at the entrance of the church. Please fill one out for each of your students and return them to the folder where you got them. Forms are available to download by clicking link below.
Pre-K - we are anticipating a large group for this class. If there are any parents who can help Rachel Hopfinger teach this class please let Megan know so I can get you the forms to fill out to be certified by the Diocese of Belleville. The classes required are all online.
Contact Megan Woodrow quickly so you can be certified by the time class starts or if you have any other questions at 618-838-4430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, and Mary 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.
ST. ELEZABETH'S ALTAR SODALITY COOKBOOKS
Thank you to all those who ordered cookbooks. We only have a few books available for purchase. Contact the office if you would like to purchase.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
JANITOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST & ST. CLEMENT OF ROME HALL
Looking for someone to clean the hall at St. John the Baptist and St. Clement of Rome. If interested please contact the office.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
Pledged $5,775. A special thanks to everyone who has so generously supported The 2021 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal – we are most grateful. If you haven’t had an opportunity to make a gift as yet, we hope you will prayerfully consider doing so now.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (July - September)
MASS SERVER TRAINING
Sunday, August 29 after Mass. This is training for all new and returning servers.
FR. SLAWOMIR PTAK FRIST FRIDAY VISIT
Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist
By appointment - Contact office
DIOCESES OF BELLEVILLE ~ ADOPT A SEMINARIAN
Cards located as you exit church. There are lots of ways to help: Remember his birthday, become a prayer warrior, send a care package, or send notes of encouragement to name a few.
HISTORY OF PIOPOLIS, ILLINOIS 1841-1888 BOOKS
The office has several copies, if you have not received your free copy, stop by during office hours and get a copy.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
IN-PERSON September 24-26 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel St. Peters, MO. For more information or to apply, go to wwme.org, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.
Hospice Volunteers Needed for SSM Hospice at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital
We are looking for volunteers to serve local residents and their families in their homes in Wayne & Hamilton Counties. Click on flyers below for more information or contact Nikki Timberlake at 618-899-1660 or Nikki.Timberlake@ssmhealth.com.
DIOCESE PROSITIONS AVAILABLE
Communications & Social Media Specialist. Click on link below to view details.
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
Collection tubs located at back of church and in the upstairs hallway of the hall, during the month of August. Food donations will be delivered to the Turning Point Church Food Pantry. Below are list of items they suggest on donating:
· beef stews
· ravioli, spaghetti/meatballs
· chicken and dumplings
· soups & chili
· tuna, salmon, sardines
· coffee (ground & instant)
Dry packaged items
· instant mashed potatoes
· complete pancake mix
· Bisquick/baking mix
· breakfast cereals
· cornbread mix
· macaroni & cheese
· any type noodles/pasta
· oatmeal/cream of wheat
· crackers saltine/graham
· dried beans
· dried fruits
Canned fruits & vegetables
· fruit & applesauce
· mixed vegetables
· green beans
· pork & beans
· whole white potatoes
· sweet potatoes
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Softball Tournaments and supported the Concession Stand provided by One Strong Youth. We greatly appreciate everyone who supports the Youth of St. John the Baptist.
Thank you to all those who made my birthday special. I am grateful to each and every one who called and sent me cards. God Bless You All,
We are all very mindful of the suffering of the Haitian people in the aftermath of the earthquake there. Tropical Storm Grace followed, adding to the devastation. As a result of both disasters, many people died or were injured. There were also many churches, properties, homes, and businesses that have been severely damaged or destroyed. To respond as a unified Church, Archbishop Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has asked that each diocese take up a voluntary special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery of Haiti.
If you would like to donate, please place donation in envelope marked Haiti in collection box. Make checks payable to St. John the Baptist
The beginning of the new school year is an opportunity to ask God's blessing on the school community in the coming year and again to remind our children, staff and parents of the identity and mission of St. John the Baptist Parish. It is with great joy that I welcome all our children to a new PSR year 2021/2022. Our goal is to share this beautiful faith and tradition of the Catholic Church with our children. And help our families grow in our amazing church. I pray that we can all work together to accomplish this goal. The PSR catechists and I look forward to getting to know better our children and their families throughout this year and sharing all great moments of this new journey. Please keep us in your prayers as you are in ours. God bless you all!