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.
With the PSR year underway we are short on substitute teachers. If anyone would be willing to be a sub for our PSR program, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you need the Initial Child Protection training, I will add you to the list of the class we will be holding this winter. Thank you for volunteering your time to help our children ~ Megan Woodrow, DRE
Calling all Partnership parishioners! Do you live in the country or off the beaten path? On Halloween do you only get to see your nieces, nephews, and grandchildren? Well if this is you then come and participate in our Trunk or Treat event. Pinterest is a great resource for trunk decorating ideas. You can even dress up to match your trunk theme! Sunday, October 28, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at St John the Baptist parking lot. We will set up in a circle around the school house for the kids to come and trick or treat each vehicle. The CYM will have popcorn and hot chocolate for the little spooks. To sign up your trunk email Megan Woodrow, email@example.com or call 618-838-4430. I need to have an idea of how many cars we will have. This event is open to everyone! I would love a great turnout for this first time event!
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.
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.
World Mission Sunday October 21: Today is World Mission Sunday. We celebrate this day by remembering the revitalizing mission at the heart of our Christian faith – to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith ensures the work and service of the Mission Church, as it supports priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your generosity.
The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA): Every dollar given to CSMA helps to fund 14 diocesan ministries and programs that provide spiritual, moral and physical aid to thousands of people throughout southern Illinois. Your gift can be made through your parish or online, visit www.diobelle.org and click on “Giving”. It’s that simple! To learn more contact Judy Phillips at 618-277-8181, Extension 1141.
Vocation Corner: “It is in the Church, in communion with all the baptized, that the Christian fulfills his vocation. From the Church he receives the Word of God containing the teachings of “the law of Christ.” From the Church he receives the grace of the sacraments that sustains him on the “way.” From the Church he learns the example of holiness and recognizes its model and source in the all-holy Virgin Mary; he discerns it in the authentic witness of those who live it; he discovers it in the spiritual tradition and long history of the saints who have gone before him and whom the liturgy celebrates in the rhythms of the sanctoral cycle.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2030
The Messenger: Relax, Read and Ponder, the words of Bishop Robert Barron and Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI in The Messenger! To subscribe online for our Paper or the E-edition go to www.bellevillemessenger.org or Call 618-233-8670.
Holy Name Society would like all those who attended, bought raffle tickets, donated to the raffle, and helped at the Shooting Match. Winners of the raffle are: Remington 870 or $300 from Alliance Coal – Chuck Cox, $100 from Andrew Rapp of E & B Equipment – Zach Clem, $100 Cash from Eric Rawls of Jeff Donoho Insurance – Leland Rubenacker, $100 gift certificate from Nutrien Ag Solution – Ron Heil, $50 gift certificate from Aydt’s Hardware – Jennifer Redmon, $50 Wal-Mart gift card from Archie & Kristy Bowers – Uen Knox, $50 Wal-Mart gift card from Wal-Mart – Floann Mitchell, $50 gift certificate from Wabash Valley – Randy Phelps, $50 gift certificate from 4 R Equipment – Harold Trausch, 15 lb box of fish from McPeak’s Fish Market – Tillie Miller & Leland Rubenacker, Gift Basket from Banterra – Bob Musson, Gift Card from Peoples National Bank – Dawson Rubenacker, Gift from Pioneer Hybrids & Christopher Johnson – Alan Rubenacker
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 Catholic Relief Services Diocesan Global Solidarity Team invites your parish to our annual CRS Gathering. We are offering two options this year. One gathering will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 9am-3pm at St. Patrick Church in Enfield. A second gathering will be held on Sunday, November 11 from 11:15 am – 5 pm at St. Patrick Church in Ruma. See flyer posted at the back of each church, for more information. Please RSVP by November 1 to email@example.com or 618-234-1166.
Thank You to John & Karen Perryman for the donation of the dish rags & towels to the concession stand at Piopolis. They are Greatly Appreciated!!
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.
Today’s Deacon notes, focus on this week’s readings, of suffering servant, Jesus Christ. In Isaiah, he was offered up for our sins. In Hebrews, Jesus, the Son of God, understands our struggles and is able to help us through them, Amen! In the Gospel, James and John ask a lot, we ask a lots Christians, but Jesus wants from us is, humility and service and to love one another. Good day and God Bless. Deacon Archie.