6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 14, 2021
He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.” The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter. He spread the report abroad so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
- Mk 1:44-45b
Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD.
Dear Parishioners,
The 2021 Catholic Stewardship Appeal, We Are Many Hands. One Vision was launched throughout the Archdiocese last weekend. Fittingly enough, on Monday we received the final report for the 2020 CSA. The cover letter announced that the Archdiocese had surpassed its goal “in part due to several unexpected bequests,” noting that the number of individual donors had actually decreased by 1,678 from the previous year. Curiosity drove me to compare our two parishes’ performance with that of the Archdiocese as a whole. READ FR. PHIL'S FULL MESSAGE
Congratulations to
Emily Sue Grunder and Gene Francis Kiela III
as they Celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage on Saturday, February 13, 2021
May your marriage be a source of
great joy and blessings!
Lent and Easter at St. John the Baptist
SJB Small Groups
St. John the Baptist is launching a Small Group initiative this Lent and going forward. Small groups can create a deeper sense of community within a parish, a deeper connection and relationship with God, and expand the faith beyond parish walls. There's a small group for everyone! Click to Learn More and Register.
Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. It’s a series of conversations focused on exploring life, faith, and meaning. Through small groups, participants have the opportunity to connect with others, share perspectives, and experience the love of God. You are most welcome to join us! This is also a perfect opportunity to bring along a friend or family member who may be questioning their faith – invite them to join you! Alpha starts on February 21, and will meet Sundays from 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom. There’s no homework, and no cost! Check it out the first Sunday, and if you like it, keep coming back! 
Parish Giving
With deepest gratitude St. John the Baptist acknowledges Memorial Gifts received during the month of January.
Gifts to the Angel Fund
Alice Stoll and Edward Stern

Memorial gifts to the Parish
Alice Stoll, Anita Reilly, Bernadine Ditter and Florence Melichar

Gifts to St. John the Baptist Adult Faith Formation
Walking with Purpose
 In Memory of Nerenhausen/Birenbaum Families
Celebrating our Catholic School
Meet our SJB Teachers!
During Catholic Schools Week, we created a video featuring our teachers, and what our students like about our fine school. We are pleased to share this video with you. Enjoy taking some time to learn more about SJB and our wonderful teaching staff.
Human Concerns
Catholic Social Teaching - 101
Catholic Social Teaching (Part 4 of 7) 
Rights and Responsibilities
The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities--to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.
Parish Information and Resources
The Kick-Off Rally for the Spring (Lent) 40 Days for Life-Sheboygan campaign is Sunday, February 14, at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 833 Center Avenue, Sheboygan. Sue Thayer, Director of Outreach for 40 DFL, will be guest speaker. Sue is a former Planned Parenthood manager. Plan to join us and hear her conversion story. 40 Days for Life is a grass roots peaceful, prayerful vigil outside an abortion facility praying for an end to abortion. The 12-hour per day, 40-day campaign starts February 17 (Ash Wednesday) and goes through March 28 (Palm Sunday) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m daily. Consider praying for an end to abortion as part of your Lent this year. Contact Co-leaders Germaine, 920-458-9120 or Cindy 920-400-9975 for more information.
Women Celebrate Coffee - Gathering the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00-10:30 am
February 20, 2021 - In-Person
The Hub Studio Cafe (back room - wear your mask)
Meet new friends and join in faith-filled discussion. All ages sharing our faith journeys, praying for one another, and enjoying life's special treats together. We want to get to know YOU! See you there! For questions, contact Sue Feick 920-838-3230 or sfeick59@gmail.com.
Men's Silent Retreat / February 25-28, 2021 / Jesuit Retreat House, Oshkosh
CLICK HERE to read a personal testimonial from Keith Ott, Parish Trustee
Consider joining (or sending a loved one with) a few good men from SJB & STA for a Men’s Silent Retreat. You can register for the retreat by searching for session #009 (Feb 25-28), after you create an account. If you need help registering, please contact Trish at (920) 231-9060 She is SUPER helpful. For more information in general, visit the Jesuit Retreat House webpage
Now available for pick-up outside the Parish Office - (Donations Appreciated)
The Living Gospel - Daily Devotions for Lent 2021
The WORD Among Us - Catholic Mass and Daily Meditations (Lent Edition)
Living Faith - Daily Catholic Devotions (1st Quarter)
Private Reconciliation - 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
9:30-11:00 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)
Eucharistic Adoration - Mondays from 3:00-5:00 pm in Church
Turn your hearing device to the “T” coil setting and sit in either of the middle two sections of church. 
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