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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin ~ October 16, 2022


Mass Intentions for Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ~ Elsewhere

Mass Intentions for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, October 22 @ 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family

Sunday, October 23 at 8:30 a.m.

†Irene Kreher

†Robert Wellen

††Carrie & Cletus Schuster

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 17-21

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

Collection October 8-9

Envelopes (58) $2,078.00

Loose $ 64.50

Youth (2) $ 2.00

Needy in Parish in Memory of

Frances Allen (1) $ 200.00

World Mission (1) $ 10.00

One Strong (1) $ 5.00

SJB Cemetery (3) $ 210.00

Total $2,569.50

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.


  • 15: Rosary Rally before Mass around statue of Mary 4:00 p.m.

  • 15-21: Father Ptak will be gone on vacation. Weekend Masses will be covered by Fr. Thomas Barrett. In case of an emergency, please contact neighboring parish.

  • 16: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 18: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 18-21: Private Adoration of Blessed Sacrament 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eucharistic Revival)

  • 20: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 21: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall3

  • 23: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 23: Trunk or Treat West Parking Lot 5:00 p.m.

  • 25: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 27: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 28: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 28: One Strong Haunted Attic & Chili Supper 7:00-11:00 p.m.

  • 30: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 30: One Strong Haunted Attic & Chili Supper 6:00-9:00 p.m.


  • 1: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 2: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.

  • 3: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 4: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 6: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 5-6 & 11-12: Two week bulletin. Please have bulletin items to office by November 3.


Saturday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. ~ Around statue of the Blessed Mother Mary

Please attend and then dedicate yourself to saying the Rosary every day for Peace.

As you know, October is the month of the Rosary. How did that come to be? Well in the year 1571, Christian forces defeated the enemy in Lapanto Greece more by praying the rosary than by the actual battle itself. Miraculous things happened for them to win. The Pope declared October the month of the most Holy Rosary.

Our God has sent our Blessed Mother to earth many times: at least 8 different places in the last 200 years alone. Each time she tells us, "Pray, pray especially the rosary, do penance, and repent. If you do these things, God will heal our lands and fill us with peace."

15 years ago, America Needs Fatima was formed and they started Rosary Rallys on an October 13, the day Our Mothers last appearance at Fatima Portigul. On that day in 1917, Mary has been appearing for 5 months to 3 children asking for prayer, promising: "If my requests are heard, Russia will be converted and there will be peace." Wanting everyone to believe, she promised a miracle on her last apparition. And so it happened. It had been raining on October 13, but the rain suddenly stopped, the sun broke through and started dancing in the sky with brilliant rays of colors streaming forth. Then it began to descent to the earth and the 70,000 people there were frightened, thinking it would hit the earth, but instead it began spinning and rose back up in the skies. Instead of staying wet, the people were instantly dry. Although only the 3 children could see Mary, all could feel her presence and knew when she had left them.

The world today has become a world contrary to God's ways. America Needs Fatima hopes if we heed Mary's Fatima message and pray more, especially pray the Rosary, people will turn to God and His ways and our country can be healed.


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.


Larry Hunt

Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Joyce Schilly

Leo Aydt

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.


June 24, 2023 ~ Mass & Great Celebration ~ 4:00 p.m.

Fr. Mark Reyling 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood


St. John the Baptist Feast Day


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


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:

· Shotgun - Rick Rubenacker

· $100 Cash from Eric Rawls of Jeff Donoho Insurance - Nolene Rubenacker

· $100 Cash from Chad Mitsdarffer County Financial - Josh Karcher

· $100 Cash from Miller Seed Solutions - Paul Wellen

· $100 Cash from Farm Credit Lending & Crop Insurance - Tyler Laughard

· $100 gift certificate from Nutrien Ag Solution of Keens - Jeanette Hart

· $100 gift certificate from Aydt's Hardware - Ed Betts

· $100 gift certificate from Wabash Valley - Jeff Bernard

· $100 gift certificate from H&R Agri-Power - Jason Cox

· $50 Cash from Christopher Johnson from Pioneer Seed - Kenny Aydt

· $50 Wal-Mart gift card from Archie & Kristy Bowers - Betty L. Anselment

· 2 - 15 lb box of fish from McPeak's Fish Market - Emma Baker & Randy Phelps

· Gift Basket from Banterra - Megan Link

· Gift Card from Peoples National Bank - Paul Dombrausky

2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630

Pledge-to-Date $3,821

Funding from CSMA helps support the expenses of our seminarians and Vocation Office; your pledge or one-time gift is truly an investment in our faith. Please consider making your gift today!


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books (October-December) & Books are located at each door in church.


Narcotic Anonymous Meetings

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

Alcohol Anonymous Meeting

Every Friday Night

7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


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 by October 30.


October 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Roan Farm ~ 7970 Primrose Road ~ Venedy, IL ~ (East of St. Libory on IL-15)

All invited and encouraged to bring harvested grain,

fruit & vegetables, animals & farm machinery.


Click on links below to view other job openings at the Diocese.

Administrative Assistant_Administration
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Admin_Assistant for Office of Hispanic Ministry - Job Posting
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Saturday, November 12

Enjoy a delicious dinner served by great student volunteers. Appetizers, our famous beer and wine bar, music, entertainment, and dancing, quilt raffle, and silent auction.

$50 per person ~ RSVP 618-529-3311 or


Cathedral of St. Peter - Belleville on October 15 at 10:00 a.m.

St. Mary Parish - Mt. Vernon on November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rev. Steven Pautler at 618-532-6291, Ext. 307

or email him at

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