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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:

Janet Ashby, 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.  

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 

This year's ADA theme is Know, Love, and Serve God.

  How do we know God? We come to know God through our participation in the life of the church.

How do we love God?  An easy way to to demonstrate our love for God is supporting the Annual Diocesan Appeal.  By supporting the outreach services the ADA funds, we love God by loving our neighbor.  We don't have to work in the food kitchen ourselves, but by providing these services, they become our hands and feet showing practical ways in which we love God.

How do we serve God? Service in our local Parish.  We serve God in each other.  If we serve our Parish, if we contribute to those Church related activities that exist to help those in need; we in fact are Serving God through our Service to our brothers and sisters.

October is the month of the Rosary.  Please join us to pray this powerful prayer together at 3:30 pm Saturday and 8:10am on Sundays.  All are welcome.


"Show me the coin that pays the census tax."  Then they handed him the Roman coin.  He said to them, "Whose image is this and whose inscription?"  They relied, "Caesar's." At that he said to them, "Then pay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God " -Matthew 22:19-21.




First Reading: Isaiah 45:1-6.

Psalm: Psalms 96:1-10.

Second Reading: First Thessalonians 1:1-5.

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21.


Please see the recent bulletin at the top of the home page (Oct 18, 2020) for more information about this week as well as readings and important messages about "Render Unto Caesar" and World Mission Sunday from Father.   



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.

It is WORLD MISSION SUNDAY this Sunday! Please see the Bulletin for more information! We celebrate this day by remembering our baptismal call-to bring the Gospel to all!  The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith supports the work and witness of the Mission Church, as it provides for priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord's mercy and concrete help to the most vunerable communities in the Pope's missions.  Thank you for your generosity.


 Annual Diocesan Appeal :   The theme this year is to "Know, Love, and Serve God." This past week you should have received a mailing from the Diocese and from the Parish.  Included in the Parish Mailing is everything necessary to help with your contribution to this year's ADA.  Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to ADA last week.  Please remember no gift is too small and we are trying to reach 100% participation! Please return your pledge card even if you cannot make a pledge this year. If you did not receive a pledge card and envelope, please call the Parish office and we will get one to you.  Every dollar raised over our goal will be returned to us to help with our own Parish projects.  To date, we have received $25,490 toward our goal of  $27,526!

All Souls Day Novena:  All Souls Day is Monday, November 2nd. Our All Souls Novena of nine Masses will begin with the 4pm Mass on Saturday Oct. 31st.  Envelopes are available at each of the church entrances and were also included in your November envelope packet.  List the names on the envelope of the people you would like to be remembered, include your donation and drop it in the collection basket at Mass or drop it off at the Parish Office.

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!








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