St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish
October Month of Mother Mary ~ Pray Holy Rosary
Tuesday – Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Hurricane Dorian Relief
3 Strong Mission
- PSR & Adult Bible Study (ABS): Class Sunday, October 6
- Holy Name Shooting Match: October 13 at Noon. Concessions by 3 Strong Mission.
- Knights of Columbus Meetings: October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Hall Dahlgren #8745 & Hall Enfield #7118.
Holy Baptism ~ Baptismal Blessings!
- Rian Hutcheson daughter of Lee & Danielle (Rapp) after Mass October 5
- Everlee Rubenacker daughter of Robert & Juliana (Karcher) after Mass October 6
Catholic Holy Family in conjunction with their annual meeting, will sponsor a donut breakfast after mass on Sunday, October 20. All Parish family is invited to come and enjoy donuts, fruit, juice, and coffee. We have also asked the kids from 3 Parish Mission to talk about their trip this summer to Springfield and also tell us about the other projects they have lined up. Our group plans to give them a donation from our Hearts and Hands Fund. Please join us for a morning of food and fellowship.
Please pray for the sick and homebound: Edith Haas, Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Adam Reyling, Anna Sturman, & Bill Lueke
The Ladies of St. Elizabeth’s Altar Sodality invite all women to their monthly meeting after on Sunday, October 6 after Mass. New Officers: President Bethany Wellen 648-2212 – Vice-President Andrea Short 647-2505 – Secretary Melissa Epperson 308-1145 – Treasurer Cara Bowling 308-2166 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply Live: Parish Mission November 3-7: As a parish we need to continually renew our vision of who we are and what our purpose is. For that reason, we have scheduled a parish mission November 3-7. These day of renewal entitled Simply Live will be led by Fr. George Knab, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate from Belleville, the site of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. The main service will be in the evening but there will also be a morning Mass and talk. Please mark your calendars and look to the bulletin for more details. You can view a picture of Fr. Knab and read more about him on the bulletin boards at each door of church.
Catholic Urban Programs Needs Volunteers: Monday & Wednesday mornings 9:00 a.m.-Noon: Front Desk -answering the phone/handling intakes for the food pantry. Good people skills/ability to multi-task. This is a great opportunity to use your gifts to help those in need. If you are interested and would like additional information, please contact Gerry Hasenstab at 618-398-5616 or email him at email@example.com
Three Strong Mission Group Haunted Attic & Chili Supper on Saturday, October 19: The Haunted Attic is coming back to Piopolis! Chili, hot dogs, and chili cheese nachos will be served right after Mass until 8:00 p.m. Haunted Attic tours will run from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Cost: $5 per meal & $5 per tour.
Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 27: The CYM invites all Parishioners to participate in our event. Please register your trunk by October 26 with Megan Woodrow. Vehicles will set up from 4:00-4:45 in the ball-field parking lot. Kids will start their rounds at 5:00. The CYM will have refreshments in the concession stand.
Public Square Rosary Rally at McLeansboro Courthouse Gazebo on Saturday, October 12 at Noon: October 13 is the 102nd anniversary of the Apparition of Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima where she asked everyone to say the rosary for peace. Please join with us on October 12 on the courthouse square. In case of bad weather, will meet in the hall in McLeansboro. We so wish for a more peaceful world.
See the bulletin boards for: October Church Calendar, October Liturgical Ministries List, Approved Parish Council Minutes, CRS Gathering Dates and 2019-2020 Seminarians.
Chapter & Verse: As he was seated there by a well, seven daughters of a priest of Midian come to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. But some shepherds came and drove them away. Then Moses got up and defended them and watered their flock. Exodus 2:16-17
Deliver me, O Lord from evil men; preserve me from violent men, from those who devise evil in their hearts, and stir up wars every day. Psalm 140:2-3
Deacons’ Notes: Today’s Deacon notes is from Habakkuk. The key verse, 2:4 “The rash one has no integrity, but the just one, because of his faith, shall live. The follower of God, the justified man, must live by his faith. This faith is in the Lord God, the God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The God of eternity, Amen! When the Lord does different from what we do, it puzzles us. We see such a small piece of the picture; God sees the whole. We see from our viewpoint along, here and now. God see from all viewpoints timelessly. Our time and God’s time is different, just wait God out and He will answer. Good day and God Bless, Deacon Archie