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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Outreach Ministry Hours: Monday & Wednesday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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.
Readings for the Week
The Sermon on the Mount Continued:
"I have not come to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it." In today's gospel reading, Jesus explains to his disciples that they are missing the forest for the trees. What are the reasons for these laws and their true purpose?
Readings: Matthew 5:17-37.
First Corinthians 2:6-10
Please see the recent bulletin at the top of the home page (February 16, 2020) for Father Jim's notes regarding the Sermon on the Mount and the significance of the Laws.
Choir practices for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter will begin Thursday Feb. 27th. Sunday music at 6:30 p.m. followed by Lent/Easter music at 7:15 p.m. There will be only one Easter Vigil for the three cluster parishes again this year. Choir members from all three parishes are encouraged to participate. We need your voices!
There will be an informational meeting following 8:30am Mass today for those interested in attending a Youth Mission Trip. For Questions, please see Brenda Livingood.
There will be a second collection taken at Masses next weekend after Communion for the financial support of the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Please be as generous as you are able.
Lenten Fish Fry will begin Friday, February 28th. Sign up sheets for the first two Fridays are now available in the back of the church. Please be sure to sign up to help with our fish frys. We need YOU to make them a success. Join us on all Fridays (except Good Friday) in the Parish Hall. Serving begins at 5pm. Meal includes choice of fish or shrimp, two sides, dessert, and beverage. Cost is still $9 for adults and $4 for children.
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.
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.
We ask that you continue to pray for St.John's second graders who recently received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation as they prepare to receive their First Holy Communion in May.
Bring in your old palms! It's hard to believe, but Ash Wednesday (February 26th) will be here soon. Because palms are blessed, hey should be disposed of in a special way. Why not bring them to church to be burned and used for the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday? This is a wonderful way to recycle last years old palms and make room for the new palms on Palm Sunday. A collection basket is available at the back of the church. All palms must be received by Sunday, February 23rd.
A Lenten Day Retreat will be open to both men and women who desire to enrich their spiritual growth during the Lenten Season. It will be held on Thursday, February 27th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mercy Community, 301 N. Wright Street, Champaign, IL. Registration is limited and the deadline is Monday, February 24th. Cost of the retreat is $25 or a Free Will Offering and lunch will be provided. The retreat is sponsored by the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary. For more information or to register: Call Sister Charlene Cesario at 217-841-2916 or email: [email protected]
We would like to thank everyone who worked to make this year's Annual Spaghetti Dinner a great success. Thank you to our chairpersons, Gary and Barb Gullone, and to all of their helpers. The weather was good and we had a nice attendance. Many thanks to all of you!
THE SANCTITY OF LIFE FUNDRAISER -. Please return your baby bottle no later than February 16th!
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!