Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin October 1, 2023
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
SEPTEMBER 30 @ 5:00 P.M.
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Diocese Priest Convocation, St. Louis
First Friday, October 6 at 8:00 a.m. ~ Holy Hour Following
††Albert & Aurelia Anselment
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, October 8 at 8:30 a.m.
††Theo & Lena Reyling
†Leo Joseph Aydt
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 2-6
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.
1: PSR & Bible Study Classes 9:30 a.m.
1: Blessing of Pets around pavilion 1:00 p.m.
1: Feed the McLeansboro Foxes & Wayne City Indians 4:30 p.m.
2-5: Diocese of Belleville Priest Convocation - St. Louis
3: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
5: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
6: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.
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.
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:
Next week will be the last question.
7. What about victims of violent crime?
The victims and families of violent crimes face unimaginable pain, and the effects extend well beyond the initial shock and trauma. As Catholics we are all “called to stand with victims in their hurt and in their search for healing and genuine justice.” Victims and their families often have spiritual, physical and emotional needs that are not simply satisfied by the criminal justice system. Christ Himself “was delivered into the hands of the wicked, yet he prayed for his persecutors and overcame hatred with the blood of the cross.” Following the example of our Lord, we pray that God would relieve the suffering of all victims, grant them peace, and renew their faith in His protection and care.
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.
October 17 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.