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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

Prayers for the sick:

Kay Bailey,  Connie Brown, Susan Cooper, Phyllis Fehr, Cornelia Harpenau, Beverly Hartsock, Roy Harrold, Mary Hirsch, Steve Kimler, Steve Lighthall, Tina Mannix,  Jon Menter,  Joni Mollet, Melissa Nagy, Bill Sargent, Steven R. Smith, Sharon Stephenson,  Cale Wayne, Angie Walden, Deacon Todd Weber, Rita Williams, Brett Willits, Guy Wisegarver.




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Readings for the Week

Mass will once again be held with some restrictions listed under Important Information on this page.  

Advent wreaths are circular representing God's infinite love.  They are also usually made with evergreens representing the hope of eternal life. There are four candles : Hope (violet) week 1, Peace (violet) week 2, Joy (pink) week 3, and Love (violet) week 4.  Quite often there is also a white candle in the center representing Jesus. It is lit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

First Week of Advent

The first candle of Advent symbolizes Hope.  It is violet. We have the anticipation of the Lord's coming and we are prepared for His coming.

Jesus said to his disciples: "Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.  What I say to you, I say to all: Watch!'"-Mark 13:33,37.

Monday: Matthew 8:8. Faith in the most Holy Eucharist

Tuesday: Luke 10:21. Humility before the Mystery of Faith

Wednesday: Matthew 15:32. Jesus cares about the details

Thursday: Matthew 7:24-25.  Listen, understand, and act

Friday: Matthew 9:29b-31.  I want to see


Please see the recent bulletin at the top of the home page (Nov 29, 2020) for more information about this week as well as readings and important messages  from Father Jim.   



Bishop Jenky has given permission for public Mass to resume.  This is wonderful news but there will be some changes.  Listed below are those things we will observe as we reopen our worship space.

1.  Please feel free to return ONLY if you are well.

2.  When entering the church please follow the guidance of  the Ushers/Greeters. You may enter thru the main aisle only.

         *seating will only be allowed in "open"  pews.  Limit of 5  people per pew, families may sit together.

3.  As you enter the Church we ask you to please sanitize your hands.  The Ushers will have sanitizer available and will put the sanitizer on your hands for you if you need them to do that.

4.  Face masks will be available from the Ushers, or you may wear  your own. Please do not judge if someone does not choose to wear a mask.  Remember in all things charity.

5.  Per guidelines issued by Peoria,  there will be no Offertory Procession (there will be a collection take up by the Ushers), no Sign of Peace exchange, and no Communion from the Cup.

6.  Please follow directions given at the time for Communion.  Please extend your hand for communion, not on the tongue.



The Catholic Men's Group is once again sponsering our Christmas Wreath and Swag Sale!  

Classic wreath $25, Victorian wreath $30, Wintergreen wreath $30, Classic spray $25, Victorian spray $30, Centerpiece $30.  Reserve one or more today!


Christmas Baskets: IT'S NOT TOO LATE! St. John's is still collecting food donations for this year's Christmas Food Baskets throughout November.  We need to collect 500 cans of fruit. If you prefer, we can do the shopping for you.  Evelopes for your money donation will be available.  We will collect/puchase the food and deliver it for inclusion in the baskets. Each year the churches in Clinton attempt to make the Holy Season of Christmas a little brighter by assembling boxes of food for those in need. Christmas brings with it many stressors.  Children write letters to Santa asking for gifts .  Families often have to chose how to make Christmas memorable.  By assembling these baskets, we eliminate one worry for the families-food for the table. Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping those in need enjoy a Christmas meal.  This year in unprecedented times we ask you and thank you for being generous to the community.

The Altar & Rosary sends greeting cards to our members for various reasons.  If you have any of the following cards and would like to donate them, please contact Lyn Corrigan: 935-3836.  :Thank you cards, thinking of you cards and/or sympathy cards.


Thank you Tom!  After serving as Parish Pastoral Council President for more than two years, Tom Horsley has asked to be replaced as Council President.  In the midst of a pandemic, Tom has been there to help in many, many ways.  When the Pastor wasn't quite sure which way to turn, he would seek the council of the Council President. Tom was always ready to listen and give advice as needed.  Tom, we thank you for your hours of service to our Parish.  We thank you for helping with the Religious Education Program and giving "technical" computer advice when needed.  We thank you for helping Nancy with the grounds and especially the area between the Church and Rectory.  Taking over the office of Council Leadership is Bill Spencer.  Bill has been a vital link in our efforts to build an elevator for the Parish Hall.  He has graduated from Vice President to President.  Thank you Bill for your willingness to take on the mantle of leadership.

Please see our newest bulletin at the top of the page (labeled new) for all information from Father Jim!

You can have a song of your choice played on the  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. 

We strongly encourage support and readership of our diocesan newspaper The Catholic Post. We hope all members of our Parish will use this valuable resource for Catholic living in our diocese.  Follow The Catholic Post on Facebook to get breaking news first and to share stories and images of faith with your family and friends.

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