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Two Week Bulletin July 29-30 & August 5-6, 2023


JULY 29-30 OR AUGUST 5-6

Mass Intentions for Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Living & Deceased Jacob Heck Family

††Jack & Frances Allen

For God's Healing for Colette Bernard

Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. - Note time change

†Larry Rubenacker

†Doris Smith

†Lucina Coy

First Friday, August 4 at 8:00 a.m. - Holy Hour Following

†Joseph Leo Aydt

††Aloysius & Clara Emma Karcher Family

††Dave Karcher & Edwin Rubenacker

Mass Intentions for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, August 5 at 5:00 p.m.

††Deceased Charles Aydt & George Roesch Families

††Scott & Jolene Schuster

††John & Elizabeth Rubenacker Family

Sunday, August 6 at 8:30 a.m.

All Parish Family

Mass Intentions for Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m.

††Gus, Agatha, & Howard Karcher

Wednesday, August 9 at 8:00 a.m.

†Joyce Schilly

Thursday, August 10 at 8:00 a.m.

†Larry Aydt

Mass Intentions for Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m.

††Andy G. & Christine Rubenacker

†Marie Hopkins

†Leo Joseph Aydt

Sunday, August 13 at 8:30 a.m.

All Parish Family

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

July 30-August 4


August 7-11

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday & Thursday ~ 8:00 - 11:00 am

Wednesday & Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.

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Bulletins: New & Old


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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.


  • 1: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 3: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 4: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound.

  • 6: Building & Grounds Meeting 6:00 p.m. Piopolis Hall

  • 7: Holy Name Society Meeting 7:00 p.m.

  • 8: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 8: Parish Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

  • 10: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 12: Co-Ed Softball Tournament 10:00 am - 7:00 p.m. Concessions by One Strong Youth

  • 13: Co-Ed Softball Tournament Noon - 6:00 p.m. Concessions by One Strong Youth

  • 14: Vigil of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Day of Obligation 6:00 p.m.

  • 15: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.

  • 15: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Day of Obligation 6:00 p.m.

  • 17: KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren 7:00 p.m.

  • 17: KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield 7:00 p.m.

  • 17: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall


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.


James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Paula Campbell

Clem Aydt

Tillie Kaufman

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.


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books (July-October) & Books are located at each door in church.


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


St. Peters, MO

August 4-6 ~ September 29-October 1 ~ December 1-3

An experience for married couples to rekindle romance, enhance meaningful communication, and deepen and renew commitment. For more information or to apply, go to, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.


Financial Target $10,630 ~ Pledge-to-Date $3,065

Did you know YOUR GIFT to CSMA can be made online? Visit your Belleville Diocese’s website at and click on “Giving”. It’s that simple! Every donation – large or small – is needed to continue our diocesan ministry to those in need. We are counting on YOU. Please visit today!


Forms are now available in the back of church in a folder on the bulletin board or click on link below. PSR classes will be held after Sunday Mass from 9:30-10:30 each week. Classes are open to any child at least 3 years old and potty-trained through high school age.

The first day of class will be Sunday, August 20. Please return completed forms to the folder in the back of church or to the office by August 8.

Completed forms can also be emailed to

Feel free to contact Andrea Short with any questions at 618-214-1275.

PSR Registration Form 2023-24
Download PDF • 114KB


THANK YOU to everyone who helped with VBS, bought raffle tickets and donated desserts. Without your help we couldn't make VBS possible!

GCI Rocker Chair donated by Short Farms-Ron Smith

$50 Cash donated by Clink Hopfinger Supervisor of Assessment-Owen Smith

Lap Blanket donated by Paula Hatfield-Jackie Rubenacker

4-$50 Wal-Mart Gift Cards donated by Jeff & Hilary Reying-

Archer Damron, Raylee Camden, Gerard Wellen, & Blakely Rubenacker

Keurig donate by Fr. Slawomir Ptak-Maybry Anselment

$26 Hometown Swirls gift card donated by Aydt Farms-Blakely Rubenacker

Cooler & Snacks donated by Keith & Nolene Rubenacker-Connie Duckworth

$50 Cash donated by Clint Hopfinger Shelter Insurance Melissa Walden Agency-

Margaret Aydt

Hair Care Set donated by Pennie Anselment-Case Short

Rada Knife Set donated by Aydt's Hardware-Mel Hopfinger

2 - $25 Deep South Gift Card donated by SJB Social Committee-

Archer Damron & Kayli Short

Yeti Water Bottle donated by Short Farms-Dennis Kaufman

Duffel Bag donated by Joe & Carol Bernard-Denis Hastings

Art Supply Kit unknown donation-Kohen Reyling

Racing Slip-N-Slide donated by Chris Hopfinger Family-Pam Carrell

Kids Basket donated by Short Farms-Hamilton Smith

Garden Potatoes donated by Tom Anselment-Hilary Reyling


The Trausch family would like to thank Fr. Ptak and Rachel for all their help. To all who brought food and helped in the kitchen. Kathy for the music, the pallbearers, massing offerings and donations. The One Strong Youth group that brought meals, snacks, and the visits. Harold enjoyed all the faithful visitors to his apartment and nursing home. God's Blessings to all! The Family of Harold Trausch - Eleanor, Marcella, Margaret, Dick, & Carol

Card of thanks to Fr. Ptak for the wonderful service. Thank you to all for the contributions for St. John the Baptist Cemetery, St. Judes, and masses in mom's memory. Also thanks to all for the delicious food and the cooks for an excellent job. Cathy Anselment and Jeff Richards for the beautiful music and for the love and support shown to our family.

God Bless all! The Lucina Coy Family

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