"Let us be renewed by God's mercy...and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation, and make justice and peace flourish."

- Pope Francis

Mass Times

Sunday: 9:00 am
Wednesday: 8:00 am or 6:00 pm or TBA
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before Mass and by Appointment
Rosary: Sunday 8:30 am
Holy Days as Announced

Office Hours

Tuesday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: by appointment
Other Times by Appointment





There are no upcoming scheduled events.

Daily Scripture readings

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Prayer Time



 We ask that the time prior to mass remain quiet for our moment of prayer. We would love to join in conversation with friends and family in the hall prior to and after mass.



 Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring a LIVE NATIVITY SCENE during Christmas in Carterville. They are asking for 7 participants to play the role of Mary and Joseph, Shepherds and Wise men. We will be sharing the slot with the United Methodist Church from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on December 7th. Costumes will be provided. If you are willing to be one of the figures in the Live Nativity Scene, please contact Sr. Phyllis.

 K of C Bulk Sausage for Sale 2# Package $7.00 Order by Sunday, Dec. 18 

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land    {Prayer - Solidarity - Peace} Nov.6th- Dec. 7th,2018

For more information go to MENUS, ABOUT, ANNOUNCEMENTS section


It is back! Once again Youth Ministry is selling Living Christmas Cards for $10.00. A thoughtful gift of a plate of homemade cookies and 2-3 carols brought to the door of your family, friends, neighbors or hut-ins that you want to send a special gift to. This gift of Christmas cheer MUST be ordered by Sunday, December 9th, and delivery will be on Sunday, December 16th. Any families that would like to come help out with delivery—we would love to have you come along. Just contact Diane Goffinet, at dgoffinet@live.com or at 727-5270 for more details. Forms can be found in the church foyer. Thanks!

 K Of C Raffle Benefit of Illinois Vocations Support Program Fund Drive Ends November 29, 2018 Drawing: December 1, 2018 $20,000 in Cash 20 Prizes 1st Prize: $10,000

 Children of Apparition Our Lady of Fatima

100 year Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima and Children of the apparition- 2017  

protect life  Bishop Braxton's letter on HB40: State funding of Abortion


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 More events and details can be found in  MENU/ ABOUT/ EVENTS or CALENDAR or the BULLETIN

Fr. Mohr 50yrs Celebrated

Fr Mohr 50 yrs celebrated 2017. Thank you Father Mohr for letting us be apart of your life of help, healing, direction and hope!

Did You Know?

 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal Accepted Year-Round Heartfelt thanks to all those who have responded with gift to The 2018 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal, we are truly grateful. If you have not already done so, there’s still plenty of time. One-time donations or pledges—in any amount– are needed and accepted year-round! Our seminarians, people served by Catholic Urban Programs and Daystar Community Program, the youngsters at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School and 10 other ministries and programs are counting on your support. Donations can be made through your parish or online www.diobelle.org. Please consider making your gift TODAY! 

Kroger logo Kroger Community Rewards Sign up today! There is no cost to sign up and the 18 households that are using this produced $110 in 3 months HOLY SPIRIT #DA123 Call 800-576-4377 or Krogercommunityrewards.com and have your Kroger Plus Card handy.

Holy Spirit T-Shirts For some time now, the pastoral council has been considering how we as a parish might be more visible with the Carterville community. They are making available the purchase of T-shirts with our parish logo. This might be a wonderful Christmas gift for members of the parish. Order forms are available on the giveaway table. If you have questions, please contact Ben Craft.

Novena for Transparency & Healing A Novena is an ancient devotional praying in Christianity. It is repeated in nine successive days or weeks. Those praying a Novena make petitions, implore favors, or obtain graces by asking intercessions. PLEASE JOIN US EACH DAY AS A PARISH FAMILY TO PRAY FOR TRANSPARENCY AND HEALING OF THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS.

Did you know you can find information of the Saint that is being celebrated on our website?? Go to NEWS and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the link portraying the Saint that is celebrated that day.

Sr. Phyllis 50th Jubilee

Sr. Phyllis 50th Jubilee celebration of ministry- 2018

A Word from Sr. Phyllis


Advent is just around the corner beginning December 2. This Advent we are considering what the Incarnation means. Jesus came for all of us, no one is excluded, and all are needed. As the Liturgy Committee considered how we would focus our Advent journey they chose the theme of inclusion. Just as Jesus includes all in his earthly life, so we are to exclude no one. The idea of inclusion will be a part of our Advent Reconciliation Service. In the liturgy planning the idea of Stone Soup surfaced. All they had was a stone boiling in a pot of water but someone stopped by who offered potatoes, another green beans, another a bit of beef; and so it went until a tasty pot of soup was available for all. On Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. we will host our Advent Reconciliation Service. Three priests will be available. As you come for mass the morning of the 9th we invite you to bring something that would enrich a beef vegetable soup. Think of something you are especially fond of, something that represents you in this pot of who we are, something that makes the soup even better than it would have been without you. Then after the service, we will all enjoy a steaming bowl of stone soup. 

We have received word from the Diocese of Belleville about a Catholic Gift Annuity program sponsored by Catholic Extension. It introduces a way for planned giving and legacy gifts with no risk, cost or administrative burden. These annuities are guaranteed by Catholic Extension and the parish will receive 90% of the annuity residuum at the death of the donor. The donor receives an immediate tax deduction for a portion of the gift and receives fixed payments for life with a portion of those payments being tax free. You will find more information on the give-away table.



Someone to pick up donuts and prepare the coffee

Assistance needed at the at the Lighthouse Shelter



Pray everyday to end abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty


I know there is but one Mind, which is the mind of God, in which all people live and move and have their being.

I know there is a divine pattern for humanity and within this pattern there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness.

I know that the mind of humankind being one with the mind of God, shall discover the method, the way and means best fitted to permit the flow of Divine Love between individuals and nations.

Thus harmony, peace, cooperation, unity, and mutual helpfulness are experienced by all.

I know there will be a free interchange of ideas, of cultures, of spittle concepts, of ethics, of educational systems and scientific discoveries - for all good belongs to all alike.  I know that, because Divine Mind has created us all, we are bound together in one infinite and perfect unity.

I know that all people and all nations will remain individual but unified for the common purpose of promoting peace, happiness, harmony, and prosperity.

I know that deep within each person the Divine Pattern of perfect peace is already implanted.

I now declare that in each person and in leaders of though everywhere this Divine Pattern moves into action and form, to the end that all nations and all people will live together in peace, harmony, and prosperity forever.

And so it is! -Ernest Holmes

ROSARY of LIFE Pray the Rosary

As the nine week Novena for The Abuse Crisis Accountability, Transparency and Healing comes to an end for us this Sunday, the Knights of Columbus are taking the lead to pray for our church throughout the world. Each time they meet quarterly, they will pray the rosary before their meeting. All are welcome to join them for the Rosary!

Let us pray….God our Father, graciously accept from your humble people a thankful heart and spirit. Everything we have and are able to share with others ultimately comes from your love of your creations. Often we think that everything we have is our own creation; we ask you this day to create in us a spirit of gratitude, that we may always know that all good gifts come from you. Amen

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