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Sue Schettler

Parish Life Coordinator

Parish Priest

Rev. John R. Flaherty

Mass Schedule

Sunday 8:30 AM


Additional Weekend Masses

All Saints: Saturday 4:00 PM

St. Isidore: Saturday 6:00 PM

All Saints: Sunday 10:30 AM


Daily Mass Times

As stated in the weekly bulletin


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 8:00 AM
or by appointment



Liturgical Ministers Schedule

Hallmark and Cherry Ridge


Sunday Psalm

Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16

Lord, you are good and forgiving.

You, O LORD, are good and forgiving,
abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.
Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my pleading.
Lord, you are good and forgiving.

All the nations you have made shall come
and worship you, O LORD,
and glorify your name.
For you are great, and you do wondrous deeds;
you alone are God.
Lord, you are good and forgiving.

You, O LORD, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in kindness and fidelity.
Turn toward me, and have pity on me;
give your strength to your servant.
Lord, you are good and forgiving.



This Week's Readings


Faith Formation Director

Faith Formation
Youth Minister


Prayer Request




 Rosary Group

 Moms' Group

 Lectio Divina


Readings for the Week of July 20

Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt 13:24- 43 or 13:24-30
Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Wednesday: Jer 1:1, 4-10/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13/Mt 13:10-17
Friday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28
Saturday: Jer 7:1-11/Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44- 52 or 13:44-46

Daily Reflections
What Every Christian Should Know
Study the Gospels in a Year
Study the Catechism in a Year

Home & Away School Supplies
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July 20, 2014
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

News Notes


The faith community of St. John the Baptist welcomes Charlee Sue Rice, daughter of David and Kassy Rice, who was baptized on July 11th by Rev. John R. Flaherty. May Charlee continue to grow in her faith life surrounded by the Christian example of her family and the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Vacation Bible School

Registration for VBS is open! Kids love crazy, weird animals…the weirder the better. So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-before-seen animals we could find to help kids discover what Jesus one-of-a-kind love means in their lives. Join this zoo crew―register to be a part of Weird Animals VBS! The dates are August 4-6. Registration fee is $15 for one child, $30 for 2, and $40 for 3 or more. Please send payments to Conni Swart, 224 Oak Ridge Drive SE, Mount Vernon, IA 52314.

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Volunteers Needed for VBS 2014

If you or your child (5th grade and older) are interested in volunteering, please sign up at our VolunteerSpot page at http://vols.pt/KLcNrh or email Conni Swart at conni_ellyn@yahoo.com.

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

... takes place the first Friday of each month after the 8:30 mass. Please contact Dennis Ludwig at eutopia83@aol.com for information.

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