Our part in the Thanksgiving Dinner for Carterville The Ministerial Alliance has decided to have the Thanksgiving Dinner not as a dine-in occasion but rather a take-out and delivery event. Our parish is responsible for 12 large cans of green beans. Disposable roasters will be provide and we will need four volunteers to heat up the beans. On Thanksgiving day the beans need to be delivered to the Civic Center by (9:30 a.m.). You may drop off beans under the donut table from now till November 22nd.

Bishop Michael McGovern and Fr. Nick Junker, Diocesan Vocation Director, are inviting young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood to participate in a St. Andrew Dinner. Young men, ages 14 thru 25, are invited to attend; parents are also welcome. The first St. Andrew Dinner will be Sunday, September 27th, at Gibault Catholic High School beginning at 4:00 PM. The after-noon includes supper and input from a recently ordained priest, Fr. Nick Fleming, followed by Q&A about the life of a Catholic Priest. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Nick Junker at (618) 722-5035 or e-mail [email protected] St. Andrew dinners will be offered in October and November. Please pray for vocations

Brian Hartke, the son of Rick and Shannon Hartke, just finished Basic Training in the Air Force. When he left we sent him off with a blessing and a Holy Spirit token as a reminder.

His new address is:


14032 W. MUSTANG ST.

LUKE AFB, AZ 85309.

He will be there until mid to late December. It would be good to support him with mail.

I want to keep you abreast of some work we plan to do in the near future regarding the upkeep of the parish parking lots.

We are working with the city of Carterville on the entrance way into the north parking lot on an easier way to access the sidewalk to make it handicapped accessible. They will do the work and we will pay for the concrete used. We are grateful for their skill and their willingness to work with us on this project.

We have signed an agreement with Egyptian Asphalt and Seal coating from Murphysboro to refinish and stripe the two parking lots along with fixing some low spots. We will not be able to use the parking lot for a couple of days during this procedure. We’ll let you know when the date is set.

I am grateful for all who met to plan and prepare for this project, enabling us to be good stewards with your money.

I am also grateful for the investment of the rental property that is assisting us toward this project. The rental property is working for us in a very positive manner.

 The Rental House on Virginia Street. There are five rooms, including two bedrooms. There is a front porch and back porch. It has central heating and air which is gas-forced. Rental includes all appliances: washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. It includes a storage shed and off street parking.  The home has been rented!! Yay!

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