Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin October 8, 2023
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
OCTOBER 7 @ 5:00 P.M.
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, October, 10 at 6:00 p.m.
††Jack & Frances Allen
††Floyd & Norma Collins
Wednesday, October 11 at 8:00 a.m.
Living & Deceased Tina Anselment Family
Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 a.m.
††Rich & Tillie Miller
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m.
††Gordon & Lucina Coy
††Paul & Kay Lueke
Sunday, October 15 at 8:30 a.m.
All Parish Sunday
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 9-13
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch
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Bulletins: New & Old
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.
8: PSR & Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.
8: Server Training for new and seasoned servers 10:30 a.m.
8: Holy Name Shooting Match & Raffle Noon
10: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
11: DBCCW Ladies Convention - St. James, Millstadt 9:00 a.m.
12: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
14: Rosary Rally - McLeansboro Courthouse Square Noon
15: PSR & Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.
15: Lector Training for new and seasoned lectors 10:30 a.m.
17: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
19: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.
19: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.
19: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
22: PSR & Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.
24: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
26: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
28: One Strong Haunted Attic & Concession Stand 7:00 p.m. - Midnight
29: NO PSR
29: Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.
29: One Strong Trunk or Treat (4:00-6:00 p.m. around hall), Chili Supper (4:00-7:00 p.m.), & No Scare Haunted Attic (6:00-8:00 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
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.
BOX OF JOY
Please return all sold and unsold raffle tickets by the weekend of October 7-8.
Click below to view worker list.
RESPECT LIFE CORNER ~ DEATH PENALTY: CATHOLIC Q & A:
8. Is discussion of the death penalty a Catholic, pro-life matter?
Earlier in 2015, the chairmen of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development responded to a Supreme Court decision related to the death penalty: “We bishops continue to say, we cannot teach killing is wrong by killing. …Institutionalized practices of violence against any person erode reverence for the sanctity of every human life.” Christ came to liberate us from the cycle of violence by showing us how to love and be merciful. As reflected in his life and teaching, as well as in saints’ lives throughout history, “the antidote to violence is love, not more violence.” As the culture of death threatens to electively select who does and who does not deserve life, we must uphold that all human life has invaluable dignity and worth. When we feel that sin and evil are overwhelming, we must not be afraid. Jesus Christ has already conquered sin and death, and we know that his is the ultimate victory. Let us work to defend the dignity of all human life, made in the image and likeness of God, through prayer, education, and advocacy. Be not afraid; God is with us.
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/.
"GROWING IN OUR EUCHARISTIC FAITH" BELLEVILE DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN CONVENTION
October 11 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. James Catholic Church, Milstadt
· Speaker - Fr. Jim Dieters
· Celebrate the Eucharist with Bishop McGovern
· Lunch and social time - listen to women about their journey to the Eucharist.
· 50-50 drawing, raffle and silent auction items.
For more details, see flyer located at each door.
Any lady who would like to attend St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality will pay the registration fee.
ROSARY RALLY FOR PEACE
October 14 at Noon
Courthouse Gazebo in McLeansboro
In recent years, the Our Lady of Fatima organization has promoted over 22,000 rallies to Pray for World Peace. At Fatima, Our Blessed Mother asked us to pray daily, especially the rosary and to turn back to God. We must do our part and ask God for Divine Assistance. Please join us and be one with the 22,000 rallies held in public places.
Financial Target $9,444 ~ Pledge to Date $3,313
On behalf of Bishop McGovern and diocesan ministries and programs, a most heartfelt thanks to all those who have already responded with a gift to The 2023 CSMA. If you have not done so yet, there’s still plenty of time. One-time donations or pledges – in any amount – are needed and can be made through your parish (envelopes located at each door) or at www.diobelle.org (click on “Giving to the Diocese”). Your generosity supports 17 agencies and programs that daily serve thousands of people.
Thank you and may God bless you always.
PARSHIONERS YOUR VOICE MATTERS ~ WE NEED YOUR OPTION
It is has been brought to Parish Council about the idea of switching to a hardback missal that would get reused every year, instead of the ones we currently use that only last for a year. At the back of church there are two copies of the one the Parish Council picked that would work the best for our Parish. Please take time to look at the book and see what you think. Beside the books is a basket with a slip of paper. Please circle YES (in favor of hardback missal) or
NO (in favor of keeping what we have now). Drop slip in the collection box after voting.
Books will be out the whole month of October for viewing.
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY ALERT
Help International Communities Overcome Devastating Hunger
Urge Congress to pass Farm Bill that efficiently and effectively addressing long term solutions to this hunger.
Text NCCW to 677-68 to receive message with link to email Congress.
GUATEMALA SISTER PARISH TRIP ~ JULY 11-17
The trip includes: 4 days and 3 nights in your sister parish, a one day pilgrimage to Lake Atitlán where Blessed Stanley Rother was martyred, and 3 nights at the Incarnate Word Retreat Center in Guatemala City. The largest expense is the flight which is approximately $1,100. There are only 30 seats reserved on the flight. If you are interested, please
RSPV by October 30 to email@example.com.