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Two Week Bulletin ~ December 24-25 & December 31-January 1


DECEMBER 24 @ 4:00 P.M.

DECEMBER 31 @ 5:00 P.M.

JANUARY 7 @ 5:00 P.M.

The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God / New Year 2023

Saturday, December 31 at 5:00 p.m. - (Live-Streamed)

††Ruth Ann & Debbie Wuebbels

†Lee Haas

Sunday, January 1 at 8:30 a.m.

††Gordon & Gary Coy and Robert Aydt

Mass Intentions for Weekday Christmas Season

Wednesday, January 4 at 8:00 a.m.

For God's Blessings for All Parishioners in New Year 2023 from Fr. Ptak

First Friday, January 6 at 8:00 a.m.

For the grace of good health to all sick, homebound and elderly parishioners

The Solemnity of The Epiphany of the Lord / Three Kings

Saturday, January 7 at 5:00 p.m. - (Live-Streamed)

Living & Deceased Members of Martin Anselment Family

Sunday, January 8 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 December 26-30

Office Closed

Office Hours January 2-6

Monday ~ Closed

Tuesday ~ 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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

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

Visit Parish Website For

Bulletins: New & Old


Photo Gallery

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.


  • 24-25 & December 31-January 1: Two week bulletin.

  • 25: No PSR Classes or Adult Bible Study

  • 26-30: Office Closed & No Weekday Masses

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

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

  • 30: Diocese Christmas Gathering of Seminarians - Fairview Heights - Fr. Ptak attending

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


  • 1: No PSR Classes or Adult Bible Study

  • 1: World Day of Prayer for Peace

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

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

  • 6: Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist for sick and homebound. Contact office for appointment.

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

  • 7-8: Blessing of the chalk and gold jewelry during every mass.

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

  • 9: Fr. Ptak Presbyteral Council Meeting Belleville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


Larry Hunt

Marie Hopkins

James Frey

Bob Wilson

Kent Karcher

Paul & Helen Wellen

Mary Karcher

Deacon Alfred Karcher

Joyce Schilly

Leo Aydt

Paula Campbell

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.

2022 CSMA GOAL $10,630

Pledge-to-Date $3,821

The true joy of Christmas is in the everlasting love of Christ. May you find His peace, love and joy now and in the coming New Year. With deepest gratitude for your prayers and generosity,

Bishop Michael McGovern and Ministries and Programs Funded by The CSMA


  • Weekly bulletins

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


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



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Immaculate Conception, Columbia, IL

January 14-16, 2023 - Team and Participants can sign up at Anyone with questions may contact Diane McIntyre @ 270-970-3241 or email


The 45th Annual Diocesan Christmas Collection will be taken up at all Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Parishes and agencies throughout the diocese will request monies from this collection during 2023 to assist those who are in need with food, clothing, shelter, utility payments, healthcare and medications, funeral and burial expenses, transportation and emergency assistance of all types. Please consider giving as you are able, envelopes are located in your envelope packet.

Diocese Christmas Collection Letter from Bishop McGovern
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