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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 

On this site, you will find the current Mass times as well as other information about St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church parish in Clinton, IL. We welcome you to join us for the Mass, and invite you to participate in the life of the parish family. We exist in order to continue the mission of Jesus and to extend the Father's Kingdom under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Mass Times

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM

Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday 8:00 AM
Wednesday 8:00 AM
Third Friday of the Month 10:00 AM at Liberty Village Nursing Home

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Outreach Ministry Hours: Monday & Wednesday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Prayer requests

Please pray for the following:

Nursing Homes:  Millie Frese, Don Jackson, Marie Riegel

Prayers for the sick:

Janet Ashby, Kay Bailey,  Connie Brown, Phyllis Fehr, Cornelia Harpenau,  Roy Harrold, Mary Hirsch, Steve Lighthall, Tina Mannix,  Jon Menter,  Joni Mollet, Melissa Nagy, Bill Sargent, Steven R. Smith,  Angie Walden, Rita Williams, Brett Willits, Guy Wisegarver, Henry Zang.

Since the Second grade students from St. John and Sacred Heart are participating for the first time in the Sacrament of Reconciliation on January 25th, it should cause us to stop and reconsider our own attitude toward this beautiful Sacrament.  Only in this sacrament can we meet Jesus face to face and know we are forgiven.  Please pray for the following students who will receive this special sacrament:

St. John- Luis Nape, ChastenLyn Naxi, Reece Pearson.

Sacred Heart- Caden Lavicka, Preston Norris, Grayson Thompson.


This Sunday's Gospel is the encounter between John the Baptist and Jesus. When John sees Jesus, he exclaims:"Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  It is He of whom I said:'After me will come a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me'." John then gave testimony," I saw the Spirit descend and rest on someone; it is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.  I have seen for myself and I have testified, 'This is God's chosen One.'"

Reading for this week:  Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:3-8, Luke 3:1-20, John 1:19-29, Isaiah 40: 1-9.

Please see this weeks bulletin (January 19, 2020) for Father Jim's explanation of this weeks Gospel. 




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You can have a song of your choice played on the church church bell carillon on a specific day and time of your special intention.  The cost is $10 for a weekday and $15 for weekend.Just stop by the Parish office during normal business hours. 

2019 Contribution Statements- Please be aware that statements of your annual contributions are  NOT  automatically sent out.  If you need a verification of your yearly donations for tax purposes, please contact the Parish Office and we will be happy to prepare one for you.

The Magnificat books on the the table in the back of the church have been prepaid by subscribers.  Please only take the book with your name on it.  If you would like to subscribe to the Magnificate, please call the Parish office and we will be glad to assist you.  Thank you.

The 2020 Church Calendars are now available on the table in the back of the church. They are provided by Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Farmer City.

THE SANCTITY OF LIFE FUNDRAISER -we will be handing out baby bottles this weekend to support the Birthright Center in Bloomington/Normal.  Please take home a baby bottle with you next week to fill with change, bills, or a check to help fund this wonderful program.  They supply FREE pregnancy tests, maternity clothes, diapers, baby clothing, and layettes. Please return your baby bottle the third weekend in February.

The annual Spaghetti Dinner will be Sunday, Jan. 26th. They will be serving from 11am-1:30pm.  We will feature Avanti's sauce and bread along with salad, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Carry outs will be available.  Please sign up on the sheets in the back of the church to help work or bring a dessert. 

CCD First Reconciliation - Saturday, January 25th @ 10 am. Second grade students from St. John and Sacred Heart parishes will encounter Jesus for the first time in this sacrament.  (See the  Daily Readings on the home page for those participating.)

The People of St. John the Baptist Clinton wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of Rozanne Karr at her passing.  She was a long time parishioner of St. Patrick Wapella and served as their DRE for their religious education Program for 40 years.  May her soul rest in God's loving peace in heaven.

Father Patrick Greenough will hold a Day of Recollection at St. Ann Hall in Toluca on Saturday Feb. 8th. The topic will be the Sistine Chapel.  10:30am-4:30pm.  Lunch will be provided with a Free Will donation. RSVP to 815-853-4558 by Friday, Feb. 7th.  Leave name, number, and how many are attending.

Annual Diocesan Marriage Mass and Date Night-Bishop Jenky invites you to join him at a Mass Celebrating the Gift of Christian Marriage on Saturday, February 15th at 4p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.  Following Mass there will be a Candlelight Dinner Celebration at 5:30p.m. at the Spaulding Center.  The cost is $80 per couple for dinner/entertainment.  You may register on line at  www.cdop.org/datenight   or mail check made out to Catholic Diocese of Peoria to CDOP Evangelization, 419 NE Madison Ave, Peoria, IL 61603.

FRIENDS IN ACTION OF DEWITT COUNTY- We are looking for volunteers to transport seniors in our community to and from doctor appointments, hair appointments, and to the the grocery store. Please contact: Kim Corsica (Coordinator) at Friends in Action, 410 E. Main St. Clinton.  Phone: 217-935-9411. email: [email protected] Thank you for your continued support of our seniors.

Are you 70 1/2 or older? There is good news if you would like to help St. John's Parish.  If you have an IRA, the government requires you to take out a certain amount each year and be subject to a Federal tax. However, the law allows you to donate this amount directly to St. John's Church for 2019 and have it distributed FREE FROM FEDERAL INCOME TAX! Please contact your retirement plan or tax advisor for more information.

Please check the event calendar for all events happening in our Parish!








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