"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
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before Mass and by Appointment
Rosary: Sunday 8:30 am
Holy Days as Announced
Mary Mother of God 01/01: 9:00 am

Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: Closed
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am - Noon
Other Times by Appointment





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Currently at Holy Spirit

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


palmsBurning old palms Sunday 02/26/2017. Bring them prior to or on that date and place them in the container on the give away table

Hospice, of Southern Illinois, Inc., is looking for prospective volunteers, men and women of all ages, cultural backgrounds, interests and abilities to help persons with life limiting illnesses and their families to live their remaining days to the fullest. If this is you, see the calendar for details on March 10. 2017.

Black History Month Events- see the calendar for details on February 25, 2017

"A Nightingale for Dr DuBois" and the title character stars Fr Joseph Brown. See the calendar for details starting Feb 23-26

We need your assistance with the sharing and service of:

coffee/donuts each Sunday and

 the Lighthouse dinners.                                                                                   Sign up lists for either service are located in the parish hall

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

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

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Readings for the Week of February 19, 2017

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LENT 2017- Mercy Continues

Catholic Relief Society's OPERATION RICE BOWL

Reach out in compassion and participate to those in need
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LENT 2017 (Agenda at a glance)


Wed March 1

  • 7:00 am Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
  • 12:10 pm Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
  • 6:00 pm Mass with Distribution of Ashes

Sat March 4

  • 9:00 am Dynamic Catholic Workshop (Ticket required, see Sr Carol) St Joseph's Marion


Sunday March 5 The Garden

  • We will receive seeds to plant, water and grow to bring back vegetables this summer to share with the community

Tues March 7

  • 6:30 pm (Part 1) RCIA Presentation of Eucharist by Robert Howerton

Wed March 8

  • 6:00 pm Mass

Fri March 10

  • 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross

SECOND WEEK of LENT (March 12-18)

Sunday March 12 Transfiguration

  • We will bring various cleaning products for the Food Pantry: detergent, cleaning products, tissue, floor cleaner

Wed March 15

  • Ministerial Alliance Prayer Luncheon, Sr Carol Karnitsky of Church of the Holy Spirit
  • 6:00 pm Reconciliation Service

THIRD WEEK of LENT (March 19-25)

Sunday March 19 The Woman at the Well

  • We will receive containers to decorate and bring back to church at Easter to fill with Easter water 

Tues March 21

  • 6:30 pm (Part 2) RCIA Presentation of Eucharist by Robert Howerton

Wed March 22

  • Ministerial Alliance Prayer Luncheon, Rev Bob Morwell of First Methodist Church
  • 6:00 pm Mass

Fri March 24

  • 6:00 pm Rosary, Supper and movie "Our Lady of Fatima"

FOURTH WEEK of LENT (March 26- April 1)

Sunday March 26 The Man Born Blind

  • We will search dresser drawers and bring old eyeglasses to be recycled by the Lions Club

Wed March 29

  • Ministerial Alliance Prayer Luncheon, Rev Jim Endsley of Crainville Baptist Church
  • 6:00 pm Mass

FIFTH WEEK of LENT (April 2-8)

Sunday April 2 Open our graves; Lazarus come forth

  • We will donate over the counter products to the Lighthouse Shelter: aspirin, Aleve, Tylenol, cramp relief products, antacids, antibiotic ointment, cold, flu, sinus or allergy medication

Wed April 5

  • Ministerial Alliance Prayer Luncheon, Br Ralph Brandon of Christian Covenant Fellowship
  • 6:00 pm Mass

Fri April 7

  • 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross

HOLY WEEK (April 9-15)


  • Prior to Mass, distribution of palms and a procession
  • 6:00 pm Seder Supper Prayer Potluck

                                                 Happy Easter Our Savior has Risen


Easter Vigil please pray for C. Courtney and E. Kalaher who will be received into full Communion

Easter Morning please pray for C. Glotfelty who will be Baptized 


 All events can also be viewed in the EVENTS calendar

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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 LIFEPray the Rosary


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