St John Baptist de LaSalle
Bulletin For The 20th Week In Ordinary Time

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

August 13, 2022

Gospel Reading For August 13

News and Notes

Children were brought to Jesus
that he might lay his hands on them and pray.
The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said,
"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them;
for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
After he placed his hands on them, he went away.


This Week’s Readings

Sunday, August 14th

Reading 1, Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 40:2, 3, 4, 18
Gospel, Luke 12:49-53
Reading 2, Hebrews 12:1-4

Monday, August 15th

Reading 1, Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 45:10, 11, 12, 16
Gospel, Luke 1:39-56
Reading 2, First Corinthians 15:20-26

Tuesday, August 16th

Reading 1, Ezekiel 28:1-10
Responsorial Psalm,Deuteronomy 32:26-28, 30, 35
Gospel, Matthew 19:23-30

Wednesday, August 17th

Reading 1, Ezekiel 34:1-11
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gospel, Matthew 20:1-16

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

The beginning of the new Catechetical program is Friday, September 9th at 7:00 PM Registration forms are in the vestibule.

On September 18th the Mexican independence celebration is happening in downtown north Wilkesboro at the CBD loop. There will be live music, food and raffles. 


On October 16th, there will be a breakfast for the knights of Columbus. It will be downstairs starting at 9AM

Our church website is being updated. Please contact Adam (336) 262-5869 If you have any feedback or if you need him to help you with any volunteer work. Adam does not accept any forms of payment.


If you want to serve your community of St. John, we have room for you, as a lector, Eucharistic minister, usher, altar server, cleaner of linens and altar server's albs. Contact Ann Stone or Temoc.

Opportunities for   worship and service

Wednesday Mass in English 11AM
Saturday Vigil in English 4:00 PM
Sunday Mass in English 11:15 AM

Horarios de Misa Lunes Martes y Jueves en Español 6:30 PM Horario de domingo en español: 1:00PM


Adoration Thursday 7:00 PM

Adoration Sunday6:00AM

Reconciliation Saturday 3:00 PM


Jueves de Adoración 7:00 PM

Domingo de Adoración 6:00 AM

Reconciliación Sábado 3:00 PM

August 09, 2022

Parish Calendar


August 14th-Fr. John, Dcn. Harold Birthday Bash (Church)

September 09th-Beginning of faith formation

September 18th-Mexican Independence festival (Downtown)

October 1st-Apple festival (Downtown)

October 16th-Knights of Columbus Breakfast

November 2nd- Day of the dead- (Downtown)

November 24th-Thanksgiving Celebration (Church)

December 12th-Lady of Guadalupe Celebration (Church)

December 16-23 Las Posadas (Church)

Liturgical Schedule

     Saturday 8/13/22 4:00pm Mass 

    Katie Potter(L) Kathy Stutzman(EME)

    Sunday 8/14/22 11:15am Mass 

    Marc hauser(L) Bertha Mora(EME)

     Saturday 8/20/22 4:00pm Mass 

     Gene Sorel (L) Mary Sorel (EME)

    Sunday 8/21/22 11:15am Mass 

     Sabrina Caudill (L) Marc HauserEME)

Protecting Against Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 With positive cases of the virus confirmed within our region, St. John's has taken steps to prevent its further spread: 

• Refrain from shaking hands during the Sign of Peace.

• Refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer.

• Prayerfully consider receiving the Holy Eucharist only in your hands instead of on the tongue.

• Priests and EMEs are using hand sanitizer near the sanctuary to cleanse hands before and after Holy Communion.

• We have ceased distribution of the Precious Blood.

• We have removed holy water from the fonts.

• Anyone who is ill, or suspects they are ill, should not come to Mass.

Thank you to everyone who showed up to Fr John and Dcn Harolds Birthday fiesta. I know that they appreciated it and were happy you were there. It warms my heart when the parish can come together, especially for a cause as good as this one. 


Making Time For God

In my everyday life, I often think about what it would be like to live alone, away from everything and everybody. In my daydreams, I sit and watch myself cutting wood, fixing supper and spending hours of everyday in prayer. It sounds amazing to me, but is it really possible to give up our creature comforts and go off into the woods and survive? I think for most of us, it's not. On Friday I went the mountain farm museum in the Great smoky mountains national park. What struck me was how hard these people worked on a daily basis. They farmed, grew a good-sized apple orchard, corn, molasses cane and livestock. The list goes on and on. In the corner of their small house sat a small piano. Even though these people worked that hard, with a huge portion of their lives being spent on just surving, they still found time for entertainment. I think of it as a human need. 

So how much time should we give to God in our everyday life? I don't think time is the correct measurement. In my opinion, we need to pay more attention to how we fill all of our time. I don't believe we have to spend all of our free time in prayer, but rather, pray while we go about our lives. We should focus on doing things that are needed and things that are wholesome. We should at all times ask ourselves " Do I think God would approve of what I am doing right now?" I think that we should include God in everything that we do throughout or day and set some time each day solely focused on him. This can easily be done by praying the rosary. Don't love your life, rather spend it in anticipation for the next.-Adam