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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

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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

Baptism  Parents must be registered members and attend a class prior to scheduling the Baptism.  Contact the Parish Office for further details.

Marriage  Couples planning a marriage need to have a personal interview with the Pastor at least 6 months prior to the date of the wedding.

Office Hours

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

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

Confessions will be heard Saturday at 3:30pm or by appointment.

St. John's church information:

Pastor-James P. Henning, O.F.M. Conv.

Deacons:  Patrick Comfort and Scott Whitehouse

Phone: 217-935-3727

           : emergency cell 309-838-3661

E-mail: [email protected]

Parish Staff:

Religious education-Sue Neuschwanger

Parish Secretary- Debbie Askins

 Bulletin Secretary- Kathie Summers

Parish Trustees- Francis Jackson and Becky Wisher

PPC President-  Bill Spencer

Prayer requests

Please pray for the following:

Nursing Homes:  Millie Frese, Sue Thompson

Prayers for the sick:

Kay Bailey,  Connie Brown, Evan Calvert, Susan Cooper, Phyllis Fehr, Jean Fehrenbach, Cornelia Harpenau, Beverly Hartsock, Roy Harrold, Mary Hirsch, Penny Lecomte, Steve Lighthall, Tina Mannix,  Jon Menter,  Joni Mollet, Melissa Nagy, Bill Sargent, Sharon Stephenson,  Cale Wayne, Angie Walden, Rita Williams, Brett Willits, Charles M. Yeagle.

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Readings for the Week

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

 

What is Lent:  The 40 day period from Ash Wednesday and before Easter Sunday.  It is marked by praying, fasting, abstinence, and other acts of pennance. We do pennance so we can rid ourselves of the things and habits that keep us from participating in the life of God, not so that we can be punished for our sins.

Fasting: One meal a day, and two smaller meals which if added together would not exceed one full meal. Days of Fast: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Who is required? Catholics from age 18-59.  The sick or those with special dietary requirements are excused .

What is Abstinence? Abstinence is refraining from eating meat. Meat is considered to be the flesh and organs of mammals and fowl. days of Abstinence? Ash Wednesday, All Fridays of Lent, Good Friday.  Who are required?  Mandatory for everyone older than 14.  The sick and those with special dietary needs are excused.

 

Stations of the Cross:

The Stations of the Cross are a 14 step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 stations, or devotions, focus on specific events of his last day.  At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on that particular event, specific prayers are recited, then they move to the next station until all are complete

Fourth Sunday of Lent-Laetare Sunday

Jesus said to Nicodemus: "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.-John 3:17.

 

Please see the recent bulletin at the top of the home page (March 14, 2021) for more information about this week, as well as readings (see below), and important messages regarding: "The Pilgrimage of Peace by Pope Francis",  "Jesus and Nicodemus", as well as what "Laetare Sunday is all about",  from Father Jim.   

Publications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

 

We are now livestreaming our weekend Mass! It will be posted to Facebook so anyone who wishes to participate in our Weekend Mass will have access to the celebration held at St. John's!

 

 

 

 

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday of Lent

St. John's, Clinton at 5:30pm.

Sacred Heart Farmer City 5:00pm

Friday Fish Fry: 5-7pm

March 12,19,26.

Fish, 2 sides, dessert- 2 fillet $9.00, 6 butterfly shrimp $9.00, Combo 1 filet &3 shrimp $9.00. Drive thru only Meals will be served at the back door of the Parish hall.

Please see the bulletin for the BIG THANK YOU to the people who have volunteered their time at our Lenten Fish Frys.  Thank you for making our first two a great success!!!

There will be a special second collection this weekend to help with our snow removal expenses.  Due to the large amount of snowfall these past few months, our snow removal expenses have been much higher this year.  Your generosity will be very appreciated.  Thank you!

We are needing volunteers to help with Holy Week, so please see this week's bulletin for more information. If you can assist in any way, please contact the Parish Office or leave a message.

 

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.

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 Click HERE for all events happening in our Parish!

 

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