St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
eNews Edition
October 30, 2019


A Season of Saints
Catholic Update

Thank you to all that participated in Trunk or Treat.
It was a great success!
Keeping Christ in Christmas
Before and after the Masses this weekend and November 2&3 and November 16&17, the Knights of Columbus will be offering parishioners a number of ways to prepare for and celebrate the birth of Christ. 
Impressive outdoor nativity scenes, traditional Christmas cards and vehicle magnets will be on display for purchase and ordering near the Parish Hall. 
Orders will be taken for delivery on the weekend of 
November 30 & December 1 plus December 7& 8.  
Consider ordering or purchasing Christmas display items for your home, family, friends or vehicle. During this major Christian holiday season, we are encouraging the use of images of Jesus' birth. For further information, call Michael Walsh at 757-773-8712.


The Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study will be presenting 
The Turning Point - Eight Encounters with Jesus That will change your life - 
A study of the Gospel of John 
by Dr. Allen Hunt from Dynamic Catholic.  
This study will begin on November 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the church basement following daily mass. For additional information contact 
Kathy Kleinfeldt at  or 580-351-4362. 


St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Food Drive Begins This Weekend!
Thanks to  your generosity in donating food items and financial support throughout the year, we have visited and helped over 500 local families. At Christmastime, we hope to deliver all the fixings for a great Christmas dinner (3 boxes of food, a gift certificate for a turkey or ham and other necessities) as well as Christmas gifts to approximately 100+ of the neediest of those families.
The important dates for the Food Drive are listed below.
Distribution of Grocery Shopping Lists after all Masses: 
November 2/3 and November 9/10 (Please look for volunteers as you exit Mass)
Food Bag Collection before all Masses (Drive up to volunteers at school cafeteria and gym entrances):
November 9/10 and November 16/17
Please note a change for this year opposed to handing out grocery shopping lists attached to a single, brown paper bag, we will only hand out the list portion.  You may return the food in the type and quantity of bags of your choice.
We invite all who have helped in years past and all of our new parishioners to continue to pray for our needy and to help all you can with this year's Food Drive!

The St. John's Liturgy Commission Invites You to Help Serve!

We are currently in need of Greeters at ALL of our Masses.  Our goal is to have two serve per Mass to help keep that "Welcoming Spirit" alive and well for those worshiping with us!  Interested? Please contact our Greeter Coordinator,  Deanne Hingel for information and training.

We are also critically short of Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, and Lectors at our Sunday 7:00am, 11:30am and 5:30pm Masses!  Interested? Please contact our Usher Coordinator, Jonathan Jumper; our Eucharistic Minister Coordinator, Bill Pottratz; and our Lector Coordinator Kevin Healy for information and training.

Our Music Ministry is always in need of more voices, so if you'd like to join the Choir, please contact Amy Tolson or Andrew Tygielski. Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday at 7:15pm, and the Choir rotates through our five Sunday Masses.

We have a Sacristan Ministry that cares for our Altar.  If you're interested in finding out more information on how to join this dedicated crew, please contact Sacristan Coordinator  Kellie Kretz.

Is your child interested in becoming an Altar Server?  We offer training at various times of the year (as the need arises), so if you're interested, please contact our Altar Server Coordinator, Michelle Moore.

If you're interested in making Eucharistic Adoration a regular part of your prayer life, we host a weekly Holy Hour on Wednesday's at 5:00pm in the Chapel and on the First Friday's of the Month from 9:00am - 9:00pm, also in the Chapel.  Contact Bill Edwards for more information.
Members of the Bereavement Ministry send cards to parishioners who have recently lost a parent, child, spouse, or sibling. Cards are sent quarterly and include a CareNote. CareNotes are small booklets of comfort, strength and healing for those experiencing grief.
St. John's provides all materials, including stamps.
Please contact Nancy Everdyke to join or for more information at


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