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Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - August 30, 2020

Mass will not be available

for live-stream this weekend.

Masses for Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. †Evelyn Barker

Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00 a.m. private intention

First Friday, September 4 at 8:00 a.m. †Odelia Karcher (Holy Hour 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.)

Masses for Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, September 5 at 5:00 p.m. Kenny & Rita Grubb for 50th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, September 6 at 8:30 a.m. †Joseph Mayberry Sr.

We are still accepting Mass Intentions

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 (39) $ 920

Loose $ 24

Youth (1) $ 1

Pavilion (1) $ 25

Guatemala Mission (2) $ 55

Seminarian Education (1) $ 50

Building (1) $ 50

Parking Lot (2) $ 500

One Strong (3) $ 60

Scholarship (1) $ 5

Cemetery (11) $1,000

Total $2,690

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.


I have emailed a registration form to every family I have an address for. If you did not receive and email from, please send me a message with a good email address so I can get this information to you immediately. Check your junk/spam folder or you can view forms below. Thank you! Megan Woodrow, CRE

PSR Welcome Letter 2020-21
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PSR Registration Form 2020-21
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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: $25,250 of $74,000 project.


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 are printed bulletin and Living Faith Books (July - September) are in plastic tote by office door for those who would like receive paper copy.


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


St. Mary Catholic School in Centralia, IL, is currently seeking applications for the position of Principal. The position is presently open, and a start date will be determined. St. Mary Catholic School is a Pre-K thru 8th-grade school comprised of students from the local and neighboring communities. St. Mary Catholic School provides an exceptional academic and faith formation program. The Principal provides academic leadership in delivering a technologically integrated curriculum, staff development, and faith formation. The Principal will work closely with the Pastor of St. Mary Parish and the School Board to enhance the school both academically and spiritually. Applicants must be practicing Catholic in good standing, possess a master’s degree in School Administration or be willing to obtain said degree, within a designated time frame, and have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a classroom setting. This is a full time, 12-month position that offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Please mail or email a cover letter and resume complete with five professional references to:

Reverend Steven M. Pautler

St. Mary Catholic Parish

424 E. Broadway

Centralia. IL 62801



The Vocations Office has just begun a new initiative of St. Andrew Dinners to promote priestly vocations. The first dinner will be held in September at Gibault High School. This opportunity is for high school and college aged-men and their parents to meet with Bishop McGovern, Father Nick Junker, and others for a meal and discussion. To learn more go to:


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


It is important to call or email office to reserve a day to attend mass.

618-648-2490 OR

If you leave a message, please leave your name, number, and day you want to attend.

Tips for All Worshipers
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Income and Expenses for Fiscal Year - July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

General and Building Fund

Ordinary Income

Envelopes +Loose Collections $132,856

(Less Diocesan Taxes) $(19,125)

Collections less Taxes $113,731

Other Income

Interest +dividends $ 19,912

Mass stipends $ 1,960

Hall income $ 1,360

Farm + other income $ 6,680

Total Other Income $ 29,912

Total Ordinary Income $143,643

Ordinary Expenses

Personnel + benefits $105,373

Liturgical, office + household supplies $ 18,921

Utilities + phone $ 36,273

Professional + contract services $ 8,278

Property, liability + worker comp. insurance $ 17,959

Ordinary repairs +maintenance $ 14,641

Other expenses $ 7,500

Total Ordinary Expenses ($208,945)

Net Ordinary Gain (Loss) ($ 65,302)

Extraordinary Income + (Expenses)

Repairs to McLeansboro Rectory $ (18,655)

Other repairs and improvements $ (9,699)

Diocesan tax owed by SCR+SJN, prior FY $ (12,197)

Unrealized Gain $ 13,151

Total Extraordinary Gain (Loss) ($ 27,400)

Total Loss for Fiscal Year ($ 92,702)

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