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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

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* (medical leave)

                           -Temp. Secretary: Susan Hertel

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, Cornelia Harpenau, Beverly Hartsock, Roy Harrold, Mary Hirsch, Steve Kimler, 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.  

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord:(Final Feast of the Christmas season.) The Epiphany of the Lord.

It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was Baptized in the Jordon by John.  On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, decending upon him. And a voice  came from the heavens, "You are my beloved Son: with you I am well pleased."-Mark 1:9-11.


Mass Readings for the week:

January 10:

  1st reading: Isaiah 55:1-11.

  2nd reading: 1st John5:1-9.

  Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-6

   Gospel: Mark 1:7-11.

January 11:

1st reading:  Hebrews 1:1-6. Psalm 97:1-9. Gospel: Mark 1:14-20.

January 12

1st Reading:  Hebrews 2:5-12.Psalm 8:2-9. Gospel: Mark 1:21-28.

January 13:

1st Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18. Psalm 105:1-9. Gospel: Mark 1:29-39.

January 14

1st Reading:  Hebrews 3:7-14. Psalm 95:6-11. Gospel: Mark 1:40-45.

January 15:

1st Reading: Hebrews 4:1-5,11. Psalm 78:3-8. Gospel: Mark 2:1-12.


Please see the recent bulletin at the top of the home page (Jan 10, 2021) for more information about this week as well as readings and important messages regarding "The Epihany of the Lord", and "The Requirements for those parents requesting the Sacrament of Baptism for their child",  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.



CCD classes will  resume January 10, 2021.  

St. John's Spaghetti Dinner!!  The dinner will be held on Sunday, January 31st, from 11am-1:30pm. There will be Avanti's spaghetti sauce and bread, along with salad, desset, and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. This will be a drive-thru event. We are needing assistance putting together the dinner bags.  Help is needed to pack desserts, wrap bread and box salads. Please sign up on the sign up sheets in the back of the church. Meals will be served from the rear door of the Parish Hall.

Due to Covid 19, our regular collection counters are stepping back for a while, so we need help counting the Weekend Collection. Please see the latest bulletin for more information about volunteering for collection counters.



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