Partnership Office will be closed on Friday, November 9. See front of bulletin for office hours for next week.
- Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
- Friday: Closed
Everyone welcome to a potluck meal to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Clement of Rome on Sunday, November 18 after Mass. Meat and drink provided. Please bring a covered dish.
East Vicariate Priest/Deacon meeting will be Wednesday, November 7 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel beginning at noon.
Partnership Healthcare Service will be on Sunday, November 4 at 2:30 pm at the McLeansboro Rehabilitation Healthcare Center on Carpenter Street.
Knights of Columbus Council 8745 Dahlgren, is currently holding their annual coat drive. It will run through November 18. There is a drop box in the entrance of church at St. John Nepomucene & an outdoor bin in front of the hall in Dahlgren. We will take any new or CLEAN used coats, blankets or other winter items. Thank You and God Bless!
- 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. Dave & Dennis Rubenacker will have refreshments:.
Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting
- John Nepomucene, Dahlgren – KC #8745: Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
- John the Baptist, Piopolis – KC #7118: Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
Save the Dates:
- Sunday, December 16, 6:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, the CYM and PSR presents The Nativity: A Shadow Play.
- CYM Ham & Bean Fundraiser Luncheon, Tuesday, January 1, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at St. John the Baptist. Watch the bulletin for more information.
CYM Raffle Donations: The CYM will hold a raffle for their Ham & Bean Luncheon. If any of our ladies or men’s groups or any of our Partnership parishioners would like to put together a basket of goodies to raffle, the CYM would be most grateful for your help. Please contact Megan Woodrow 838-4430 to pledge your help. Tickets will be sold during the month of December and at the event.
Bishop Edward K. Braxton, and all of the Bishops of the United States, are joining in seven days of prayer and fasting prior to the annual autumn meeting of all of the Bishops in Baltimore, November 12-16. During this meeting, the Bishops will be discussing and making important decisions regarding the crisis facing the Catholic Church caused by the sins, scandals and crimes of members of the clergy abusing children. Bishop Braxton is asking us to join him and his fellow Bishops in prayer at this time. The Bishop’s letter is available on the parish website and in the back of church. Click Bishop Letter to view letter.
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.
Are you needing help with all those leaves in your yard? Let the 3 Strong Mission Group help!! Contact Father Ptak, Michele Lueke or Robbilyn Coy and let the 3 Strong Mission Group come and spend a few hours getting rid of our your leaves and yard debris.
Please pray for the sick and homebound of our Partnership: Joe Spruell, Mary Rapp, Marvin Swafford, Edith Haas, Marie Hopkins, and Larry Hunt.
Thank You to the 11 parishioners and 45 kids who attended our first Trunk or Treat! We had representatives from all 3 Parishes decorate their trunks and hand out treats. Fellowship and fun was had by all who came. We have plans to grow this event for next year. Checkout website gallery for pictures from the night, thanks to Curtis Richardson! ~ Megan Woodrow
Vocation Corner: This Sunday starts National Vocations Awareness Week. National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Please pray each day this week for an increase of vocations and for young people to hear their call to Holiness.
Benefit Fundraiser for Jodie Karcher Harris in her fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Jodie is the niece of Kenny & Ruthie Karcher of St. John Nepomucene. Fundraiser will be Saturday, November 10 at St. John Nepomucene Hall sponsored by her friends and local churches starting at 4:30 p.m. Raffle and meal, featuring Birkner’s BBQ. Cost of meal is by donation, and raffle tickets are 6 for $5 and tricky tray tickets $1 each. See back of church for a flyer for more information.
Reminder for the following workers for the Farm Bureau Dinner Saturday, November 10. If you are unable to work, please find a replacement. Co-chairmen Marsha & Bonnie Rubenacker. Worker list: Julie Rawls, Stephanie Clark, Pam Carrell, Jenny Allen, Bethany Wellen, Mindi Kolts, Irma Karcher and Sarah Reyling. Thank you.
These notes go back to All Saints’ Day. Today, people are looking for a deeper spiritual connection to get closer to God. For all of us, life is peppered with triumphs and conflicts, big and small. Some days are glorious examples of all that is right in the world; a promotion, new baby, or clean bill of health from the doctor. Other days are riddled with nagging problems we just can’t shake. And through the years of everyday problems mixed with good fortune, one thing has remained constant: at times we feel the need to search for help beyond our realm. Sometimes, we can only look to God for the answers and aid. But what is the next best way to make sure our pleas for solutions and blessings are heard? Ask the Saints. Asking the Saints to pray for us is a practice that dates back to the earliest days of Christianity. Brothers and Sisters intercessory prayer works. Good day and God Bless Deacon. Archie. Pick up a Rosary and ask the Blessed Mother to pray for you!