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November 2 is The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and we pray for all who have died. We pray for their redemption and forgiveness of their sins with the Holy Rosary. Anyone who would like their deceased relative’s name to be read during the rosary lead by Fr. Ptak before mass on November 2, please put their name in an envelope and place in the collection basket during mass, or send via email to the office by Tuesday, October 30.
Trunk or Treat Sunday, October 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, Piopolis. PARTICIPANTS: Don’t forget to register with me so I know how many cars we will have. (618.838.4430 or email@example.com) Please be parked and set up no later than 4:45. Kids will begin their trick or treat walk at 5 PM so we won’t be able to safely park cars after they start. Come early and get a good spot. Thank you! PARENTS: Our family fun night will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There will be hot cocoa and popcorn for your little spooks and plenty of treats. Bring all of the kids out for a fun night!
There will be an Initial Child Protection class offered on Sunday, October 28 at 10:30 am in the St Clement of Rome Annex. This class is essential for anyone 18 years and older who wants to be involved with our youth and/or be a part of the Mission group. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the class.
- Elizabeth’s Altar Sodality, Piopolis: Sunday, November 4 at 10:00 a.m.
- Clement of Rome Ladies: Monday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.
- Ann’s Altar Society, Dahlgren: Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Name Society monthly meeting will be on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments: Dave & Dennis Rubenacker.
Father Ptak will make his First Friday visiting of sick and homebound on Thursday morning and Friday after mass.
Please pray for the sick and homebound of our Partnership: Joe Spruell, Mary Rapp, Marvin Swafford, Edith Haas, Marie Hopkins, Larry Hunt and Nathan Rubenacker.
The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA): At Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School – the only remaining Catholic elementary school in East St. Louis – 100% of the students graduate from high school and 95% attend colleges and universities! Your support of The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps to make this possible. If you have not already done so, please consider making a gift today. The youngsters at Sister Thea Bowman are counting on you.
Sick & Homebound: This is a reminder. Due to federal privacy laws from 2011, we are not allowed to list people who are sick or in nursing home without written authorization from that individual or from their immediate family. Also, under federal medical privacy laws, hospitals and extended care facilities can no longer alert the parish when a parishioner is admitted. A patient or a patient’s family may request a visit from a priest for prayer and/or Holy Communion/Anointing of the Sick. Please call Partnership office to request priest visit and fill correct form.
Partnership Healthcare Service will be on Sunday, November 4 at 2:30 pm at the McLeansboro Rehabilitation Healthcare Center on Carpenter Street in McLeansboro.
Vocation Corner: “Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much love we put into it.” – St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME): How about couple time together? WWME weekend is a weekend full of fresh love, rebirth, and new beginnings for many couples. All married couples deserve a rich, full life together. You will never forget this weekend together. The next WWME weekend on November 16-18 in Springfield, IL or November 30-December 2 in St. Peters, MO. If you would like more information call 314-649-7317 or online at www.stl-wwme.
The Farm Bureau Dinner is Saturday, November 10. The committee is: Co-chairmen Marsha & Bonnie Rubenacker. Those helping them are Julie Rawls, Stephanie Clark, Pam Carrell, Jenny Allen, Andrea Short, Mindi Kolts, Irma Karcher and Sarah Reyling. Please find a replacement if unable to work. Thank you.
The Newman Center Auxiliary is hosting its Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, November 10. Hors d’ oeuvres at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 p.m. and silent auction from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tickets $40 per person. Reservation or more information call Susuan 618-529-3311. See flyer posted at the back of each church.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us celebrate our 50th anniversary with gifts, cards, and well wishes. Thank you, Jim & Linda Coy
In today’s Gospel, Bartimaeus receives his sight. Here the confession of Bartimaeus is ironic: this BLIND man sees Jesus’ messianic identity more clearly than most people throughout Mark’s Gospel, who had sight. Batimaeus, the blind man is saved by Christ. Jesus bids the people who can see, to rise up from their spiritual blindness, throw aside their sinful habits and follow Him to glory. Like in today’s Church, some see why were having Restructuring and Renewal (nationwide), and some remain blind to why. Good day and God Bless. Deacon Archie.
This Friday we celebrate All Souls’ Day and commemorate all of the faithfully departed. We pray for them at this special time by saying the rosary. We believe, those who passed away cannot help themselves. We can help them by praying, fasting or offering deeds of mercy for their salvation. It is important and fruitful to pray for our deceased so they can enjoy eternity with our Father in heaven. From their side they can pray for us, what we call the communion of saints. I encourage you to visit your relatives this day at the cemetery and pray for them. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord! Have a Blessed week, Fr. Slawomir Ptak
Daylight Savings Time Ends
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