Two week bulletin November 26-27 & December 3-4, 2022
Updated: Nov 30, 2022
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
NOVEMBER 26 @ 5:00 P.M.
MASS WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMED WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 3-4.
Mass Intentions for The First Week of Advent
Tuesday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Mass †Karl Mezo - St. Clement of Rome Chapel
Wednesday, November 30 at 8:00 a.m.
First Friday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m.
†Mary J. Karcher
††Floyd & Norma Collins
Mass Intentions for The Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, December 4 at 8:30 a.m.
††Lawrence & Regina Rapp
Mass Intentions for The Second Week of Advent
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 a.m.
††Xavier, Frances, Sarah, & Connor Roesch
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Thursday, December 8
8:00 a.m. ~ ††Cletus, Eunice & Aaron Karcher
6:00 p.m. ~ ††Henry, Edward, & Josephine Rybak, ††Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ptak
Mass Intentions for The Third Sunday of Advent ~ Gaudete Sunday
Saturday, December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
Living & Deceased Tina Anselment Family
Sunday, December 11 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 28-December 2
Monday, Thursday, & Friday ~ Closed
Tuesday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Office Hours December 5-9
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday through Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch ~ Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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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.
26-27 & December 3-4: Two week bulletin.
27: No PSR Classes or Adult Bible Study
29: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
30: East Vicariate Priest/Deacon Meeting - St. Polycarp, Carmi
1: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
2: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment by November 30.
2: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
4: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
5: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m.
6: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
8: Masses 8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. for Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holy Day of Obligation
8: NA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
9: AA Meeting 7:00 p.m. McLeansboro Hall
11: PSR & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
13: Ladies Quilting 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. McLeansboro hall.
13: Happy Birthday Monsignor Joseph Lawler
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.
June 24, 2023 ~ Mass & Great Celebration ~ 4:00 p.m.
Fr. Mark Reyling 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood
St. John the Baptist Feast Day
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630
On behalf of the ministries and programs funded by The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal and those they serve, we thank you for your prayers and continued generosity to the 2022 campaign. May you and your families feel the warmth of God’s love and the comfort of His peace at Thanksgiving and always.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (October-December) & Books are located at each door in church.
NA & AA MEETINGS - MCLEANSBORO HALL
Narcotic Anonymous Meetings
Every Thursday Night
Alcohol Anonymous Meeting
Every Friday Night
For more information contact Jim Bell 618-387-1077
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS FOR NEEDY IN THE PARISH
Once again, in your envelope packet for December 4 is a green envelope marked, Christmas Memorial for Needy in Parish. If you would like a memorial in Christmas booklet in memory of your loved one(s), please place name(s) in this envelope and drop in the collection box or mail to office by Tuesday, December 20.
RELIGOUS RETIREMENT COLLECTION DECEMBER 10-11
Senior sisters, brothers, religious order priest have devoted their lives to prayer, service, and works of mercy. Most ministered for little or no pay. Today, their religious communities do not have enough retirement savings. This collection helps to furnish medications, nursing care, and other necessities. For more information go to retiredreligious.org.
Envelopes located in your envelope packet.
DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE:
Keep the Faith growing in Southern Illinois! Subscribe today.
Call 618-233-8670 or go online www.bellevillemessenger.org
ST ANDREW DINNER
December - 4 Holy Childhood in Mascoutah at 5:00 p.m.
Bishop Michael McGovern will host St. Andrew Dinners for young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood. All young men ages 14-32 are invited to attend; parents or guardians are also welcome to join us. Each event will begin at with Evening Prayer and will be followed by dinner and conversation. This is a terrific opportunity to hear some of our seminarians speak about preparing for the priesthood; there will also be time for questions and conversation with Fr. Joel Seipp, Vocation Director. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Patti Warner in the Vocations Office at (618) 722-5043, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESPECT LIFE CORNER
“Having received the gift of the Gospel of Life, we are the people of life and a people for life. It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of Life to the world. To proclaim Jesus is to proclaim life itself. Gratitude and joy at the incomparable dignity of the human person impel us to bring the Gospel of life to the hearts of all people and make it penetrate every part of society.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities - “The Gospel of Life: A Brief Summary”
NOVEMBER COLLECTING FOOD FOR FOOD PANTRY
Remember to last day to turn in food pantry items is the weekend of November 26-27. You can drop off items in the back of church or in the hall. All food collected will be dropped off at Turning Point Food Pantry in McLeansboro. Click on file below to view a list of food donation suggestions
"TREE OF LIGHTS" ~ RINGING OF BELLS
If you would like to volunteer to ring the bells for kettle collection, contact Nolene Rubenacker 618-927-0055. Plans is the ring bells Saturdays in December (3, 10 & 17).
Tree of Lights helps those in the county who are in need. They have helped with rental assistance, utilities, as well as other needs. And the needs continue. If you would like to make a donation to Tree of Lights, make checks payable to Tree of Light and can be dropped off at Banterra Bank or Peoples National Bank or mailed to Hamilton County Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 84, McLeansboro, IL 62859.
This Sunday we begin the new liturgical year of 2023. Advent is the season of reflective preparation for the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the expected return of Christ in the Second coming. The Advent wreath holds five candles. Three of them are purple and one is pink, for Sunday of Joy. They are lit on each Sunday of Advent. The fifth white candle in the middle symbolizes Jesus' birth and is lit on Christmas Day. The Liturgical color of this season is purple with few exceptions, when we celebrate other feasts or solemnities.
"This Advent, Lord, come to the manger of my heart.
Fill me with your presence from the very start.
As I prepare for the holidays and gifts to be given, remind me of the gift You gave when
You sent Your Son from Heaven. (...)
Slow me down this Christmas, let me not be in rush.
This Christmas, Jesus, come to the manger of my heart.
Invite my soul like Bethlehem, bringing peace to every part."
P.S. Thank you to each one of you who took the time to wish me Happy Birthday and sent cards, messages, and gifts. Thanks to God, for allowing me to make another trip around the sun!
God Bless You All! Fr. Slawomir Ptak