23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time -September 6, 2020
A Dispensation Message from
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki
Sunday: A Joyful Obligation
 In this video, Archbishop Listecki reflects on the expiration of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, which ends on September 14, 2020. CLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
A Message from our Parish Pastor, Father Phil
Dear Parishioners:
Version 6 of The Catholic Comeback Matrix has been released and goes into effect on Monday, September 14th. The GOOD NEWS is that we have progressed to Phase Two, which brings a little wider latitude in some areas of Church life and ministry. The BAD NEWS is that with regard to our most important liturgical event – Sunday Mass – it won’t change things for us at all. READ FATHER PHIL'S FULL MESSAGE
E-Mail Scam Warning! If you receive an email that appears to be from Father Phil or a staff member asking you to take some kind of unusual action – click a link or download an attachment you didn’t request, wire money to a specified account, purchase gift cards and reply with the serial numbers, or simply to reply quickly, watch out – it could be a form of email “phishing” known as “whaling.” READ MORE
Parish Prayer
Welcome to the Newest Member of our Catholic Faith Family
  Baptized Sunday, September 6, 2020
Mason Anthony Adams,
Son of Shane and Gwendolyn Adams
May Mason and his family enjoy the blessings of the sacrament
and continue in God's Love throughout their lives.
Adult Faith Formation
Discussion Schedule
7:15 - 8:30 pm via Zoom
September 7 - Love Goodness
October 6 - Walk Humbly with God
the enduring call to love
. . .a pastoral letter against racism.
Please join us for a continued discussion on the USCCB’s pastoral letter. All who seek to open wide their hearts through prayerful engagement with this letter are invited to pray, listen, study, reflect, and respond. Come prepared to unpack, discuss, ask, learn. 
ALPHA - Join the Conversation
Alpha is a series of group conversations that explore life, spirituality, and faith through a Christian lens. Through small groups, participants have the opportunity to ask their questions, share ideas, build friendships, and experience the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. 
Over a million people all over the globe have been involved in Alpha small groups since it started, and now Alpha is coming to the St. John the Baptist and St. Thomas Aquinas parish communities! All are welcome.  Alpha will run over twelve Sundays, beginning September 13.  Small groups will meet for weekly hour-long sessions, either at 11:00 am or 7:30 pm.
Walking with Purpose
Women’s Catholic Bible Study
Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Do you seek connection with other women in our parish communities? Are you searching for something more in your life? Indeed, we are offering a WWP study this fall/winter and we hope you are able to join in, Grounded in Hope!

Grounded in Hope is a 17-week bible study based on the book of Hebrews, that will help you encounter Jesus in such a powerful, comforting, and stabilizing way that He can become your lifeline. In a world where levels of despair are rising, we need more than clichés or positive thinking.
Weekly group sessions are starting the week of October 12, 2020. Sessions Offered:
Tuesdays from 9:00 - 10:30 AM @ SJB Parish Office Conference Rooms* or via Zoom
Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM @ SJB School Library* or via Zoom
*Pending minimum number of registrants. Meeting in-person following the Archdiocese guidelines and local mandates for safety measures during the pandemic, including social distancing and wearing of masks.
Youth Faith Formation
Virtual Parent Meeting, Wednesday, September 9th at 6:15 pm
Classes begin on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:15 pm for High School
Classes begin on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:00 pm for Grade School

May God bless our wonderful volunteer catechists as we begin this new formation year:

Zach Albers, Teri Bulin, Ruth Glenboski, Tony Glenboski
Julia Greenwood, Michelle Klemme, Elizabeth Krueger, Elizabeth Lau,
Matt Olig, Cathy Sabel, Dawn Schwartz, Anne Smith,
Katrina Steinke, Nicole Walker, Chris Waller, Kim Welsch,
Austin Wiese, Beth Wiese, Bruce Woelfel
School Update
Welcome Back to School!
The teachers and support staff welcomed students back on Tuesday. Parents had a choice between on-site learning or virtual learning. The teachers did a stellar job teaching remotely last spring and are prepared to do it again if we are mandated to close again this school year. I look forward to getting to know our new families and seeing the learning that will occur this school year. Please say a prayer for the teachers, support staff, student, and their families as we begin the 2020-2021 school year.
Communication Collaboration
During these extraordinary times, school leaders are collaborating in unprecedented ways. Learn more about the many different groups that Amy Nelson, our school principal, communicates with on a regular basis to ensure that St. John the Baptist School is informed and well-represented.
Keeping Connected
"Grab and Go" - Free Meal - September 15, 2020
Hosted by St. John the Baptist
On Tuesday, September 15 we are offering a complimentary meal for members of our community. Ham sandwiches, fruit, macaroni & cheese and dessert will be on the menu.  Pickup is on September 15 between 5:00 – 5:45 pm at at SJB’s playground parking lot, on the west side of the school. Call the SJB parish office at 920-892-4006 or click here to reserve your meal by noon on Monday, September 14. Home delivery available within Plymouth and Elkhart Lake city limits. 
Thank you!
St. John the Baptist Parish would like to thank these parishioners for their dedication, hard work and for the beautiful care that they take in maintaining the flower gardens and flower pots around the parish grounds.
  • Dan and Colleen Huibregtse and family for the flower garden in the front of the school
  • Roger and Faith Albert and family for the flower garden in front of the parish office
  • Salli Galbari for the flower garden by the church sign
  • Dick and Doreen Williamson for the flower pots at the main entrance of the church
Thank you for keeping our parish grounds beautiful.
Plymouth Council #1789 Knights of Columbus
Drive through BENEFIT BRAT FRY
For the Lucia Schwarten family who lost their home to a major fire!
Sunday, September 6 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Plymouth Piggly Wiggly parking lot (west side of store)
Mass at St. John the Baptist
Live-Stream Mass scheduled for
Saturday, September 5- 4:00 pm
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Live-Stream Mass scheduled for
Sunday, September 6- 9:30 am
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Parish Information
Sacramental Celebrations:
Anointing of the Sick
Contact the Parish Office
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Private Reconciliation
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
9:30-11 am in the Reconciliation Room or by appointment with Father Phil.
Contact Father Phil no later than six
months prior to day of the wedding. 
Mass Schedule
Saturday - 4:00 pm - Registration
Sunday - 9:30 am - Registration

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 8:00 am
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