Every Tuesday throughout the school year there is an opportunity to gather and learn more about the Catholic Faith. Content will be from the online platform Formed, and discussion will follow the presentation. This is a great way to connect with fellow parishioners and have thoughtful discussion and learning opportunities to grow in your faith. The year will kick off learning about the Holy Spirit.
The Catholic Women's Club will have their bazaar on Saturday October 19th from 9am-3pm, and Sunday October 20th from 8am until 12noon. We will have cinnamon rolls after the morning Masses. We are asking for new or gently used items for the Tresure and More Shop. Clothing will be accepted as well as children's toys. If you have craft items, we would be delighted to have them! Items can be dropped off 8-5pm on Thursday or 8-4pm on Friday. If you are donating baked goods, please drop off on Friday only. Please contact Josie Whaley with questions. Thank you!
Construction is so close to completion for our new and soon to be open perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. The chapel is named in honor of St. John Paul II and we are opening the chapel for Adoration just for the day on October 22 to celebrate John Paul and to give thanks for the new chapel. (Chapel to open officially sometime in December, date TBD) We have created an online sign up, so please prayerfully consider what time will work for you to make time to spend with our Lord. Hours for the day are from 8:30am until 9pm. There are both hour long and thirty minute time slots. Simply click the image below and it will open a new tab with the online sign up. Please reach out with any questions you have or if you have trouble signing up. We are looking forward to a great day!
All students in 8th-12th grades are invited to join us at this year's Diocesan Youth Summit. The event is from 9-4 at Rock Valley College on Sunday, October 27th. There will be awesome speakers, music, lunch, Mass, reconciliation, and a day of camaraderie with friends. Please reach out to our Youth Minister, Jen Sagel, for more information. Registrations are due no later than October 14th.Info & Registration Form
For this event, you come to pray before the Blessed Sacrament, and when you first arrive you take a reflection sheet written by Fr. Romke to go through at your own pace. Then after about thirty minutes of quiet prayer time, Fr. Romke leads music for about another 30 minutes. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your prayer life by coming before our Eucharistic Lord.
Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? Or maybe someone who was baptized but never received the other sacraments? Or maybe is just interested to learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches and believes? Well we have the perfect solution to all of those needs! Classes recently began for RCIA, but there is still time to join us. You or your loved one can call the parish office to register or ask any questions they might have. Classes are once a week on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. Please consider joining us!
Please consider supporting our Catholic School, St. Mary's, through the Empower Illinois tax-credit program. In 2017 Illinois enacted the Invest In Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program. This program offers a 75 percent income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). The SGOs then provide scholarships for students whose families meet the income requirements to attend qualified, non-public schools in Illinois. You as the donor can specify St. Mary School as the recipient of your donation, and in turn you are potentially giving a student the opportunity to attend our school who might not otherwise be able to do so. Click the button below to go the Empower Illinois website to learn more.EMPOWER ILLINOIS