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Two Week Bulletin March 4-5 & 11-12, 2023


MASS WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMED THIS WEEKEND MARCH 4-5


MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED

MARCH 11 @ 5:00 P.M.



Mass Intentions for the Second Week of Lent

Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m.

††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker

†Larry Hunt


Wednesday, March 8 at 8:00 a.m.

††Roman, Mary, & Frank Reyling

†Doris Smith


Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 a.m.

††Julius & Julia Anselment


Mass Intentions for the Third Sunday of Lent

Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m.

All Parish Family


Sunday, March 12 at 8:30 a.m.

††Danny, David, & Betty Ann Anselment

††Gilbert, Florence, & Cathy Bond

††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger


Mass Intentions for the Third Week of Lent

Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.

††Cletus, Eunice, & Aaron Karcher


Wednesday, March 15 at 8:00 a.m.

†Joyce Schilly


Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m.

††Teofil & Leokadia Kozaczka


Mass Intentions for the Fourth Sunday of Lent ~ Laetare Sunday

Saturday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m.

††Mary Ann & Ted Karcher

††Jack & Frances Allen

††Floyd & Norma Collins


Sunday, March 19 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


March 6-10

Closed


March 13-17

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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


Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old

Calendar

Photo Gallery

Monthly Ministry List

https://hamiltoncountycatholic.org/


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.

March

  • 5: Stations of the Cross 8:00 a.m.

  • 5: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 5: St. Elizabeth's Altar Sodality Meeting 9:30 a.m.

  • 6: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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

  • 8: Stations of the Cross 8:30 a.m.

  • 8: East Vicariate Priest/Deacon Meeting Noon Holy Cross, Wendelin

  • 9: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 10: One Strong Youth Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 p.m. Piopolis Hall

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

  • 12: Stations of the Cross 8:00 a.m.

  • 12: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 13: Fr. Ptak Presbyteral Council Meeting Belleville 11:00 a.m.

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

  • 14: Building & Grounds Meeting 7:00 p.m.

  • 15: Stations of the Cross 8:30 a.m.

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

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

  • 16: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall

  • 17: Social Committee Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 p.m. Piopolis Hall

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

  • 19: Stations of the Cross 8:00 a.m.

  • 19: PSR Classes and Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.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

Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Leo Aydt

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.



REMINDER

Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.




CATHOLIC RELIEF COLLECTION ~ MARCH 18-19

In a few weeks our parish will take up the CRS Collection. Funds from this collection provide food to the hungry, support displaced refugees, and bring Christ's love and mercy to vulnerable people here and abroad. Please be generous to the collection.

Envelopes are located in your envelope packet. To learn more go to www.usccb.org/catholic-relief or click link below.

CRS Collection
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PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR

  • Weekly bulletins

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




NA & AA MEETINGS - MCLEANSBORO HALL


Narcotic Anonymous Meetings

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.


Alcohol Anonymous Meeting

Every Friday Night

7:00 p.m.


For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077




FRANCISAN AT HOME:

Come grow, come explore a really bright sign of hope: https://franciscanathome.com/. It is the most in-depth and faithful array of true formation workshops ever created. Throughout the workshop, your active engagement will be requested; the workshops are not designed for passive viewing only. With a focus upon your mission to join the saints in glory, over 200 workshops in English and in Spanish are available right now, and every month new workshops are added. Click the link below for step by step instruction to register you and everyone else in your family. If you have questions, you can contact Andrea Short or parish office.

FaH User Registration Instructions
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WAYS TO GIVE DURING LENT

CRS Rice Bowl

For more information go to crsricebowl.org or click on file below.

Rice Bowl
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Food Pantry Collection

Collection tubs located at back of church and downstairs in the hall, during Lent.

All items will be delivered to Turning Point Food Pantry.


Cross Catholic Outreach Wells of Salvation

This is a new program to our Parish. Pray, fast and give to build 69 clean water wells for communities in Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia. To learn more go to crosscatholic.org/lent or click on file below.

Wells of Salvation
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ILLINOIS MARCH FOR LIFE


MARCH 21 ~ SPRINGFIELD, IL


10:00 am

Mass at Sangamon Auditorium ~ 1 University Plaza


12:00 pm

Rally at Capitol Building ~ 401 S. 2nd Street


12-5:30 pm

Eucharistic Adoration at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

524 E. Lawrence Ave.


1:00 pm

March around the Capitol Building


Bishop McGovern will be there concelebrating the Mass and attending the Rally and March.



PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND

Diocese of Belleville CRS is Hosting

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land

December 2-13, 2024

Pilgrimage includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and more! For more information or to sign-up contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-624-2838 or email to crsdiobelle@gmail.com.



MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE

The Memorial of St. Patrick falls on a Friday this year. Mindful of traditions relation to the celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick, Bishop McGovern has granted Catholics in the Diocese of Belleville a dispensation (an exemption) from the obligation to abstain from eating meat on Saint Patrick's Day on Friday, March 17. Catholics who avail themselves of this dispensation are encouraged to abstain from meat on some other day as part of their penitential practices during Lent.



PASTOR'S NOTES

When Jesus lived on earth, he had 12 apostles - friends and followers whom he spent most of his ministry days. As they lived, traveled, preached and shared meals together, these men got to know Jesus in very human, personal way. On the day of the Transfiguration, some of Jesus' friends saw that he was much more than just a human being. Jesus' face "shone like the sun" and his "clothes became dazzling white." It was probably both amazing and terrifying for his friends to see him this way. When we pray, Jesus invites us to connect with him just like we do with our human friends and family members. We can be honest. We can share all our thoughts and feelings with him, and we can bring him all our worries. But one of the greatest gifts about praying to Jesus is that he is not only a human being. He is God. He is all-powerful and all-good. When we trust in him, he has the power to truly change us and to transform our lives. Fr. Slawomir Ptak





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