Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Our parish community is a vibrant and active place, continuing the mission of Christ in all that we do. We are a warm and welcoming community which prides itself on embracing all that enter our doors. Whether you are searching, visiting, or have chosen to become part of our parish, we hope that you find a spiritual home here at St. John's. On this site, you will find the current Mass times, our scheduled events, and other information about our parish. We welcome you to join us for Mass, and invite you to participate in the life of the parish family!
Growing Disciples Series
In the link below, please find a series of short video messages recorded by members of the Growing Disciples Core Team, which are meant to provide all of the faithful with tactical information and updates regarding the Growing Disciples series.
We are livestreaming
our weekend Masses!
Altar Servers Needed—St. John’s Parish is in need of altar servers at both weekend Masses. Students 4th grade and older and adults are needed and encouraged to help serve at our weekend Masses. Contact Silvia Comfort (217-520-6305) to get more information.
Music Leaders Needed—You may have noticed we have been short-handed lately at both weekend Masses. Some-times we have no musician available. Sometimes we have no Cantor available. Sunday Mass with no music is not good liturgy. Anyone high school age and older is welcome and needed to help us provide music at our weekend Masses. Contact Debbie Askins (217-935-3727) to volunteer or to get more information.
Lectors, Greeters, Ushers—These ministries need help too. To volunteer, please call the Parish Office.
We ask that you prayerfully consider if God might be calling you to minister to our parish in one of these ways.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM
Weekday Mass Schedule
Wednesday & Friday 8:00am
Last Friday of each month is adoration after 8:00 mass
Parents must be registered members and attend a class prior to scheduling the Baptism. Contact the Parish Office for further details.
Couples planning a marriage need to have a personal interview with the Pastor at least 6 months prior to the date of the wedding.
Confessions will be heard Saturdays from 3:20pm to 3:50pm and 15 minutes before weekday Masses.
Tuesday & Wednesday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sacramental Emergency: 309-397-3835
E-mail: [email protected]
Please pray for the following:
Nursing Homes: Bob Block, Roy Harrold, Jim Hertel, Helen Johanns, Linda Kilgarriff, Henri Stegemeier, and Sue Thompson
Prayers for the sick:
Kay Bailey, Mary Lou Barnett, Pamela Boatright, Connie Brown, Dawn Brown, Jack & Phyllis Darnall, Betty Bray Geneser, Marya Hardin, Mary Hirsch, Chris Hurley, Patricia Hurley, Patty Lecomte, Steve Lighthall, Vi Lighthall, Randie Livingood, Kirby McDonald, Joni Mollet, Melvin Riegel, Cortney Ritter, Fran Runyen, Bill Sargent, Mary Strum, Annie Waite, Angie Walden, Mary Walsh, Rita Williams, Brett Willits, and Florence Workman
Parish Calendar Submissions
Please contact the Parish Office to have your event scheduled and included on the Parish Calendar. Office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00am to 3:00pm
Readings for the week of December 10, 2023
- Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (8) / 2 Pt 3:8-14 / Mk 1:1-8
- Monday: Is 35:1-10 / Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 / Lk 5:17-26
- Tuesday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab / Jdt 13:18bcde, 19 / Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47
- Wednesday: Is 40:25-31 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10 / Mt 11:28-30
- Thursday: Is 41:13-20 / Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab / Mt 11:11-15
- Friday: Is 48:17-19 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 / Mt 11:16-19
- Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 / Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19 / Mt 17:9a, 10-13
- Next Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 / Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 (Is 61:10b) / 1 Thes 5:16-24 / Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
Parish Council President
Religious Education Coordinator