FIRST SUNDAY OF
Saturday 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Mass Intentions for the First Week of Lent
(Our First Weekend Masses TOGETHER)
Saturday March 9 5:00 p.m. All Parish Family
Sunday March 10 8:30 a.m. †Joe Spruell
Stations of the Cross: 30 minutes before Sunday Mass during Lent
Tuesday March 12 6:00 p.m. †Christopher Warzecha
Wednesday March 13 8:00 a.m. †Mary E. Rapp
Thursday March 14 8:00 a.m. †Donald Karcher
Mass Intentions for the Second Sunday of Lent
Saturday March 16 5:00 p.m. †Mary C. Rapp
Sunday March 17 8:30 a.m. All Parish Family
Our Return to the Lord
St. Clement of Rome
Envelopes $396 ~ Loose $48 ~ CSMA $175 ~ Cemetery $405 ~ CYM $5
Attendance 3/2: 107
St. John Nepomucene
Envelopes $1,008 ~ Loose $163 ~ CSMA $760 ~ Building $45 ~ Cemetery $40
Attendance 3/3: 269
St. John the Baptist
Envelopes $1,112 ~ Loose $110 ~ Youth $1 ~ CSMA $915 ~ Building $5
Attendance 3/3: 130
Due to the coming changes:
- We are in need of additional sacristans for opening/closing church and preparing for mass during the week and weekend masses, more lectors to read during daily masses, and musicians to “cover” Saturday evening masses, in our “Mother church”. Please contact parish office.
- If you have keys to the church at St. Clement of Rome or St. John Nepomucene, please return them to the parish office, since you will no longer need them. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you wish to be removed from the Liturgical Ministries (lector, greeter, gifts, server, or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) list, please call or email the office. If you were on the list before to do any of those, you will still be placed on the list.
Please pray for the sick and homebound: Edith Haas, Marie Hopkins, and Larry Hunt.
St. Patrick’s NIGHT Party, hosted by the 3 Strong Mission Group March 16, 2019 right after Saturday mass. Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish themed desserts. BYOB adult beverages. Door Prizes. Fun and Fellowship for all ages. Bring your deck of cards, Dominoes, or any other favorite game and gather your favorite group of friends and enjoy a night of FUN…or take on one of our World “Spoons” Champions Drew Rawls and Katie Rapp. Music provided by the World-Renowned Victor Clayton Rapp (autographs will be available) No Charge, Donations Greatly Appreciated!
- KC #7118 Meeting: 7:00 pm on March 21 at St. Clement of Rome hall.
- KC #8745 Meeting: 7:00 pm on March 21 at St. John Nepomucene hall.
- John the Baptist Lenten Fish Fries: 5:00 – 7:00 pm on March 22
- BDCCW spring East Vicariate Meeting: 1:00 pm on March 24 at St. Edward in Fairfield
- Mission International Conference for our Sister Parish in Guatemala: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on July 16 in Highland, IL.
Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl: In Guatemala, we encounter Norma, who as a young mother supports her family and shares her skills with her community. Reflect on the importance of family in your life. How can you contribute to support families in your community? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
Looking for an alternative to today’s secular radio and TV programs. Try Catholic based EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) radio and TV broadcasts on Dish TV channel 261; Direct TV channel 370; Sirius Radio XM 129; and local FM radio 88.1.
The St. Vincent de Paul Dinner Theater will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Cathedral’s McCormick Center in Belleville. Tickets: $40 per person/$300 reserved table of 8. Sponsorships and donations are also needed. See flyer on bulletin board. Call Pat Hogrebe or Joe at 618-394-0126 for additional information or to make reservations. Have a fun evening and help provide food for those who are hungry and served by St. Vincent de Paul. This year, more than ever, your help is needed. Thank you.
Today, our parish will take up the 135th Black & Indian Mission Collection. Your support of this collection helps build the Church in African American, Native American, and Alaska Native communities from coast to coast, including our Belleville Diocese, which received $132,000 from the collection last year. Schools, parish religious education programs and diocesan ministries depend on your generosity to help them spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ! You can help meet unmet needs with a generous donation today.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME): Lent is a good time to decide to deepen your faith, and your relationship with your spouse. WWME Weekends offer you new tools to improve your communication, and open a whole new world of closeness. The next weekends are April 12-14 in St. Peters, MO; and June 21-23, 2019 in Springfield, IL. If you would like to apply or get more information, call 314-649-7317 or go to https://stl-wwme.org/schedule.php.
Reminder: Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 10. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour.
I would like to thank everyone for the Prayers, cards, food, and acts of kindness during my recovery. I am so appreciative to have great friends and family. May God Bless each and every one of you. Virginia Holland Rubenacker.
Chapter and Verse: Then Jacob had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground, with its top reaching to the heavens; and God’s messengers were going up and down on it. And there was the Lord standing beside him. “I, the Lord, am the God of your forefather Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you are lying I will give to you and you descendants. Genesis Chapter 28, verses 12-13
O God, our ears have heard, our fathers have declared to us, the deeds you did in their days, in days of old; how with your own hand you rooted out the nations and planted them, you smashed the peoples, but for them you made room. Psalm 44, verses 2-3
Today’s Deacon notes focuses on all three readings; God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, “we cried out to the Lord,” He heard their cry, He gave them the land flowing with milk and honey. When God does good to you, then you shall bow down in His presence. But what happen, they, (the Israelites) though out the Old Testament they turned their back on God. Then Jesus come and saves us in the second reading, For, “everyone who calls on the name of The Lord will be saved.” We all need salvation, from TEMPTATION; Jesus was tempted by Satan, when the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a long time. Jesus can resist temptation, we can’t, but with prayer, Sacraments, forgiveness, love, charity and hope, we can overcome temptation. I think love and forgiveness toward each other, should be #1 on all of our list!! Good day and God Bless, Deacon Archie.
Have you ever noticed that when you go to Mass, there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place? That doesn’t just magically happen. Someone is working hard behind the scenes to make sure this all happens. At many churches, it’s the sacristan.
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), No. 105 says this: “The following also exercise a liturgical function: The sacristan, who carefully arranges the liturgical books, the vestments, and other things necessary in the celebration of Mass.”
The sacristan prepares the church for liturgical celebrations. This can mean not only arranging books and making sure the clergy have the proper vestments, but also making sure that there are enough chalices, ciboria, linens, candles, oils, and anything else needed, and that those items are all where they should be.
The next time you’re in church, look around and notice how so many things are done behind the scenes to make sure of a good experience of liturgy for you and everyone else. And say a prayer for your church’s sacristan!