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Two Week Bulletin November 11-12 & 18-19, 2023

Mass Intentions for the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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

For God's Blessing for Fr. Ptak on his Birthday and all who have birthdays this month

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

††Rich & Tillie Miller

Thursday, November, 6 at 8:00 a.m.

†Robert Wellen

Mass Intentions for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

All Parish Family

Sunday, November 19 at 8:30 a.m.

††Lucille & John Karcher

†Joyce Schilly

†Larry Hunt

Mass Intentions for the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m.

††Francis & Eileen Hopfinger

††SV & Clara Hopfinger

††Theo & Lena Reyling

Wednesday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. - Note time change

Thanksgiving Mass for a bountiful harvest & all blessings we received from God throughout the year

Mass Intentions for The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Saturday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m.

††Lee & Charlene Rubenacker

††David & Homer Tennyson

†Larry Aydt

Sunday, November 26 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

November 13-17 ~ Office Closed

November 20-24

Monday through Wednesday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday & Friday ~ Closed

Closed Noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch

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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.

Collection Envelope Misprints

As some of you may have noticed this past weekend, there was a misprint with your Building Fund/Christmas collection envelope. The office has contacted our envelope company and they know about the problem and apologizes for the misprint. Please look at your envelopes prior to putting them in the collection box. If you have questions on what a particular envelope should be, please contact the office.

Watch bulletin for more details.


  • Father Ptak will be off November 11-12. Weekend Masses will be covered by Fr. Thomas Barrett. In case of an emergency, please contact neighboring parish.

  • 12: PSR 9:30 a.m.

  • 12: No Bible Study

  • 12: Catholic Fraternal Life Annual Meeting in hall - Noon

  • 14: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. City Hall.

  • 15: Building & Grounds Meeting 6:00 p.m.

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

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

  • 16: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall

  • 16-19: One Strong Youth attending National Catholic Youth Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

  • 18: Auction of items from St. Clement of Rome Church, Chapel, Hall & Annex and Corner (E Main & S Hancock) Parking Lot - 10:00 a.m. One Strong will provide concessions.

  • 19: PSR & Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

  • 21: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. City Hall.

  • 22: Note time change to 6:00 p.m.

  • 23: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall

  • 26: NO PSR & Bible Study

  • 28: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. City Hall.

  • 30: AA/NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. City Hall


Starting at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 601 E Market Street, McLeansboro, IL. 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

Deacon Alfred 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.


Catholic Fraternal Life Council #104 member Lisa Clark presented a $3,000 check from the Home office to St. John the Baptist Church for benefit of the One Strong Mission Group. We are so grateful to the home office for awarding this grant to our church. We thank Michele Lueke and Robbilyn Coy for all the time they spend on guiding these young people. They do so much for our parish and our community. They are the church of tomorrow.

Reminder of our annual meeting on November 12 at Noon in Hall

Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a covered dish.


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


  • Weekly bulletins

  • Living Faith Books & are located at each door in church.


Alcohol & Narcotic Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday Night

7:00 p.m.

601 E Market Street ~ McLeansboro, IL

For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077


St. Peters, MO

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.


The annual collection for the CCHD, is an antipoverty program of the U.S. Catholic Church. Our faith calls us to respond to the immediate needs of those in poverty AND to help them to address poverty’s systemic and root causes. CCHD was built on the belief that people closest to the problem know the change needed to overcome economic problems. One group in our diocese that received a CCHD grant is written up in this week's Messenger. Kingdom Ties and Tees, aspires to be a community-owned business in Cairo that combines the creativity of young people with the experience of seasoned seamstresses. Their business will make ties, vests and T-shirts. We look forward to helping them eventually qualify for a larger national CCHD grant to market their products nationally. Thanks for giving generously to effort to create community-owned businesses like this. Envelopes are located in your envelope packet. To learn more visit or click on flyer below.

CCHD Flyer
Download PDF • 92KB


Individuals and couples age 70½ and older can use a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to reduce income taxes when withdrawing funds from an IRA. The QCD allows a donor to instruct their IRA administrator to send any amount up to $100,000 per year directly to a charity including churches. The IRA contribution goes directly to the charity so the donor does not owe income taxes on the QCD, unlike normal distributions that become part of a taxpayer’s gross income. A qualified charitable distribution counts toward satisfying your annual required minimum distribution. QCD’s to this parish, may be directed to: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7598 Piopolis Road, McLeansboro IL 62859. If you wish to more specifically direct the contribution, also include the fund name, such as General, Building, Cemetery, One Strong, PSR, etc. Contact your IRA administrator or your tax professional for more information.


There is a piano upstairs in the hall at St. John the Baptist. It is located in the third classroom on the south side. If interested, please contact the office.


The lives and safety of millions of our sisters and brothers in Gaza and Ukraine are at stake. Our faith calls us to act quickly and decisively in the face of these humanitarian emergencies to avoid further suffering. Send a message to Congress asking them to support humanitarian assistance for our sisters and brothers caught in these brutal conflicts by going to


Thank you to everyone who filled a Box of Joy. Your kindness and generosity will make 79 children's Christmas a bit more brighter this year. This year shipping costs were paid out of the Needy in Parish account. God Bless you all!

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