Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin September 2, 2023
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
SEPTEMBER 2 @ 5:00 P.M.
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ~ Elsewhere
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. - Note time change due to Fall Festival Parade
All Parish Family
Sunday, September 3 at 8:30 a.m.
††Gilbert, Florence, & Cathy Bond
††SV & Clara Hopfinger
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 September 4-8
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday through 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.
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.
12: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
14: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall.
16-17 & 23-24: Two week bulletin. Please have all bulletin items to office by September 14.
17: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.
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
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.
3. Aren’t some crimes so evil the offender deserves to die? Consider how God responded when Cain took the life of his brother, Abel. God punished Cain greatly, but also mercifully spared and protected his life by marking him “so that no one would kill him at sight” (Genesis 4:15). No sin is a barrier to God’s immense and merciful love, and nothing diminishes how much God cherishes each person and his or her life. As God’s people, we are called to follow his example, drawing from the grace of Christ’s Redemption.
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/.
RETIRED DICOESAN PRIESTS COLLECTION - SEPTEMBER 9-10
On both ordinary and extraordinary days, our priests have been there for us...at baptisms, weddings, First Communion and Confirmation, at times of sickness and sorrow...dedicating their lives to bring us closer to Christ. Now it is our turn to be there for them during their retirement years through a gift to this collection. All funds will be used only for long-term nursing care, Medicare supplemental insurance and prescription medications. Note: Our diocese does not receive funding the Retirement Fund for Religious collection which is held in December. Show your apperception with a generous gift next weekend.
HOME SCHOOL CHILDREN'S MASS - SEPTEMBER 13 AT 11:00 A.M.
St. Clare Church, O'Fallon
Bishop McGovern invites all families that home school children to come and
celebrate Mass together. Lunch will be available afterward.
YOUNG ADULTS AGES 18-35 RECEPTION - SEPTEMBER 10
Undercroft of Cathedral of St. Peter
Bishop McGovern invites young Catholic adults to join him at this reception. All are invited to attend the regularly scheduled 5:00 PM Mass in the Cathedral church. For more information, contact Clara Basola at 618-722-5047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE 2023 CATHOLIC SERVICE & MINISTRY APPEAL (CSMA)
Financial Target $9,444 ~ Pledge to Date $3,165
Do you remember your or your children’s or, perhaps, your grandchildren’s first time away from home attending college? While greatly anticipated, it can also be a challenging, sometimes overwhelming experience. Today hundreds of young adults find a comfortable, secure, faith-based home during their college years as a “family” member of the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University. Your contribution to CSMA helps makes this experience possible. Partner with Newman’s students and staff by making your gift to The Appeal today!