25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 20, 2020
A Message from our Parish Pastor, Father Phil
Dear Parishioners:
Seems to me it’s just about the right time for a Catholic Stewardship Appeal
up-date! You may recall that both of our parishes performed fantastically in the 2019 Catholic Stewardship Appeal [CSA], both in terms of total giving and in percentage of parishioner participation.
Mass at St. John the Baptist
Adult Faith Formation
Alpha is off to a wonderful start! We began meeting last Sunday, and are so excited about growing in faith and friendship with all the wonderful people joining us. Through a series of small group conversations, Alpha participants have the opportunity to explore life, meaning, and spirituality – together.    
If you interested in Alpha, it’s not too late! You are welcome to join us via Zoom this coming Sunday, September 20 from 7:30-8:30 pm (and future Sundays)! Sign up here & learn more about Alpha here.
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Our parish has invested in FORMED, so that each of us might grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and in our desire to share our Faith with others, especially those closest to us.
Register for FORMED:
  1. Go to formed.org/signup
  2. Choose "I belong to a parish", enter code 53020, and select your parish (St Thomas Aquinas and St John the Baptist)
  3. Register with your name and email address
Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED.
Flannery O’Connor is quite possibly America’s most beloved and powerful Catholic writer. Her haunting – yet beautiful – prose has for decades invited readers to encounter anew the grace of God that enters into human brokenness. Now, you’re invited to join “Stories of Grace,” a reading group that will gather throughout the month of October to explore some of O’Connor’s short stories! We will meet on Thursday mornings (October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 8:45-9:45 am in the Church Meeting Room. Space is very limited! Please register by Monday, September 28 at noon. 
Keeping Connected
School Update
Message from the Principal, Mrs. Amy Nelson
The reopening of school has taken much time and effort. The planning team and the entire staff have worked hard to implement many changes and accommodations. I am impressed by how dedicated the staff has been in providing a quality Faith-filled education to our students while continuing to follow new safety precautions and meet the social emotional needs of our students. It is such a pleasure to see the students excited about learning! It is such a blessing to work together as a team during these unprecedented times and to be a special part of the St. John the Baptist School family.
Soles for Catholic Education Walk
St. John the Baptist School is "walking" with more than 100 schools throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. All money raised will be used to help meet our fundraising goal. That's right - every dollar raised by our team will stay with our school! We hope you will support our efforts by making a secure online donation and walking with us on October 17th!
The Soles Walk started in 2013 as a way for Archdiocese of Milwaukee parishes and schools to come together in one location and celebrate Catholic education, build community and raise funds that remain at each school.
Parish Information
 Private Reconciliation
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
9:30-10:30 am - Reconciliation Room
or by appointment with Father Phil.
Anointing of the Sick
Arrangements for a priest visit for the sacrament of confession or anointing of the sick are made through the parish office (920-892-4006)
Church Offerings
 St. John the Baptist has always had a strong history of stewardship, and we have been blessed by the generosity of our parishioners in both easy and difficult times. With that in mind, please prayerfully reflect on your ability to share your financial gifts with our parish.
Please know that we rely entirely on your generous donations to continue operating and providing the ministry to serve the Lord and our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are most grateful for your continued support. Thank you!
Donations can also be mailed or dropped off at 115 Plymouth St, Plymouth WI 53073
Community Connections
40 Days for Life - September 23 - November 1, 2020
40 Days for Life is a grass roots peaceful, prayerful vigil outside an abortion facility praying for an end to abortion. We will be praying from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m at 909 S. Taylor Drive/New Jersey Avenue each of the 40 days. Join us on the sidewalk for our Kick-off Rally. For more information or to signup for vigil hours visit www.40daysforlife.com/Sheboygan or contact co- leaders: Germaine Souik, 920-458-9120 / ggsouik@gmail.com or Jack Methfessel, 920-980-7211 / jkm1912@outlook.com.
Little Rock Scripture Study Zoom Meetings - Hosted by Sheboygan North Catholic Parishes
We will be studying the Acts of the Apostles and meeting through Zoom. Our introductory sessions will be on Sun. evening at 6:30 PM on Oct. 4 or Wed. morning at 9:00 on Oct. 7. All are welcome. Learn More
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Sheboygan County
Six Week ONLINE Workshop for Family Caregivers - Beginning October 2
Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an evidence-based workshop for family caregivers, will be offered by the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Sheboygan County, ONLINE for six consecutive Fridays from 10 am – 11:30 am beginning on Friday, October 2 and running through Friday, November 6, 2020. Participants will learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Space is limited and registration requested no later than September 25, 2020.
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