Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin ~ September 10, 2023
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
SEPTEMBER 10 @ 8:30 A.M.
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ~ Elsewhere
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m.
††Pat & Theresa Collins
††Paul & Kay Lueke
††Rich & Tillie Miller
Sunday, September 17 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 September 11-15
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday through Thursday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Visit Parish Website For
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.
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
19: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
21: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.
21: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.
21: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
24: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
26: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
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.
The Quilting Ladies have the VBS quilt in the frames.
Anyone is welcome to join them on Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Annex.
All help is greatly appreciated.
RESPECT LIFE CORNER ~ DEATH PENALTY: CATHOLIC Q & A:
Over the next few weeks we will post 8 questions.
4. Didn’t the Old Testament Law allow the punishment of death?
For Israelites in the Old Testament, legal punishment of personal injury did allow “life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth” (Exodus 21:23-24). However, when Jesus came, he fulfilled the Old Testament Law and deepened our understanding of both justice and mercy: “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another” (John 13:34). We see the fulfilled law every time we participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In justice, after confessing our sins, we receive a penance to complete. Yet any penance we could do would never fully “make up” for the ways we turn away from God. That is precisely why Jesus came to redeem us, and took our rightful punishment upon himself. Although justice does require some action of reparation on our part, at the same time, because of God’s mercy, our penance is medicinal, helping to restore us to union with God.
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
Today you will have an opportunity to contribute to the Retired Diocesan Priest Collection. All funds collected will be used only for long-term nursing care, Medicare supplemental insurance and prescription medications. Your gift is a wonderful way to show your gratitude to the priest who have and continue to serve us so faithfully.
God Bless you for your donation.
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.
"AMAZING WOMEN AT THE SERVICE OF CHRIST" - SOUTH VICARIATE WOMEN'S MEETING
September 23 from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. John the Baptist, West Frankfort
We will gather to share faith, food and fellowship. A soup and salad lunch will be provided and the cost is $5 at the door. All women of the Diocese are welcome. Our Ladies, which were members of the East Vicariate have combined with the South Vicariate.
Please RSVP to Jo Mayer at 618-751-3549 or email@example.com.
MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT W/ BISHOP MCGOVERN
September 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Peter - Belleville
Pope Francis is convening clergy and laity from around the world for this Synod in October in Rome. Please join us in praying for the Holy Spirit’s help for Pope Francis and all participating in the Synod. More details are available on the diocesan website at: www.diobelle.org.