"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
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
See below for Holy Day mass times
Saturday and Sunday: by appointment
Other Times by Appointment
Daily Scripture readings
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Readings for the Week of March 18, 2018
- Sunday: Jer 31:31-34 / Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 [12a] / Heb 5:7-9 / Jn 12:20-33
- Sunday: Scrutiny: Ez 37:12-14 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8  / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
- Monday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 / Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29  / Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22 / Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
- Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9 / Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21  / Jn 8:21-30 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 / Dn 3: 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 [52b] / Jn 8:31-42 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Thursday: Gn 17:3-9 / Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [8a] / Jn 8:51-59 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Friday: Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 [cf. 7] / Jn 10:31-42 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Saturday: Ez 37:21-28 / Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 [cf. 10d] / Jn 11:45-56 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Next Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 [2a] / Phil 2:6-11 / Mk 14:1—15:47 or 15:1-39
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Dr. Ray Owens Memorial Scholarship The Knights of Columbus Council 104531 is again this year offering a scholarship to a graduating senior who exhibits a commitment to their Catholic faith in their actions, values and Education. It will be awarded based upon the applicant’s commitment to the Catholic faith as exhibited at the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit and in the required forms and essay. These forms are available on the give-away table. The deadline for filing an application is April 8, 2018.
Youth Ministry Religious Jewelry Items Sale On the weekends of March 17th/18th and 24th/25th Youth Ministry will be selling religious jewelry and items before and after all masses. This is the season of needing First Communion, Confirmation and graduation gifts so please let us help you out! All proceeds help support the Youth Ministry programming for our youth! Thanks in advance for your generous support!
Fr Mohr 50 yrs celebrated 2017. Thank you Father Mohr for letting us be apart of your life of help, healing, direction and hope!
2017- 100 year Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima and Children of the apparition
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.
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
We ask that the time prior to mass remain quiet for our time of prayer. We 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
In Preparation of Easter
Knights of Columbus, Christopher,IL, fish fry every Friday through Lent. See the events calendar
Lenten Fish Fry $10 every Friday 4-7p.m. in DuQuoin, IL
THERE IS A BASKET ON THE GIVE AWAY TABLE READY TO RECEIVE LAST YEAR’S PALMS. WE WOULD GRATEFULLY WELCOME YOUR CONTRIBUTION.
Ash Wednesday—February 14, 2018 Believe in the Gospel. In the blessing and giving of ashes on this first beginning of Lent, we are urged to believe the Good News. And urged to believe the One who gives it. And strive in Lent to look more like him , be more like him
Wed., Feb 14
7:00 am Eucharistic Service & Distribution of Ashes
12:10 pm Eucharistic Service & Distribution of Ashes
6:00 pm Mass & Distribution of Ashes
Click on the following for a: MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2018
A note from Sister Phyllis:
A Word From Sr. Phyllis In the upcoming days we will hear the word “lent” many times. The word actually means “spring”. In the 40 days after Ash Wednesday we will be seeing more and more signs of spring. The darkness of winter will give way to longer and longer days of sunlight. We’ll see buds burst forth ad hear bird songs. But to fully appreciate the springing forth of Easter, we are given the season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. It’s a time for the whole church to slow down and examine herself in light of the Paschal Mystery. To help us do that, Sr. Lori Kirchman, O.P. has been asked by the Liturgy Committee to lead us through a retreat on March 17th entitled “Paschal Mystery: the Fullness of Jesus in our Lives”. Lent is a time when Christ comes to us to further reveal the depth of God’s love for us and to deepen our response to it. Therefore, it would be good to look toward this time with great joy. Although we have traditionally looked at lent as a time of “giving up” something, I invite you this year to not just give up something, but to do it in order to do something else. For example, can we turn off some of our busyness in order to spend more time in prayer or with family? Can we give up one of our favorite TV shows to spend time with a child who needs to be listened to or an older person who is suffering from loneliness? Yes, LENT is coming and I am glad!
- hurting words and say kind words
- sadness and be filled with gratitude
- anger and be filled with patience
- pessimism and be filled with hope
- worries and have trust in God
- complaints and contemplate simplicity
- pressures and be prayerful
- bitterness and fill your hearts with joy
- selfishness and be compassionate to others
- grudges and be reconciled
- words and be silent so you can listen
Some Lent suggestions: · Grocery shopping—with an extra mercy bag for the food pantry. · Shovel the walk—perhaps my elderly neighbor’s, too. · Kiss my spouse and caress my children—and comfort someone in need..
Confession: Has it been a while since your last confession? Not sure how it works? For a printable "how-to", along with an examination of conscience and act of contrition, visit: http://bit.ly/2EHw5Jc
Holy Spirit’s Reconciliation service is March 4th @ 3:00 p.m.
CRS Rice Bowl: Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 120 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents. The CRS Rice Bowl helps families reflect on and respond to global issues like hunger, migration and poverty. 75% of your CRS Rice Bowl donation supports Catholic Relief Services programs around the world and 25% helps alleviate hunger and poverty in your local diocese. Fr. Mohr will bless and distribute Rice Bowls on February 11th. Please give generously!
Visit Catholic Relief Services website now or anytime through the year under the Catholic Links menu on our website
First Sunday in Lent –February 18, For the Glory of God St. Paul lays out a profoundly simple rule of thumb. Eat for the glory of God. Drink for the glory of God. Do everything for the glory of God.
Second Sunday in Lent -February 25, An Idea for Lent...and Beyond. On the Lenten table at the front entrance, you will see a basket full of prayer cards featuring each one of our eight seminarians studying for the Diocese of Belleville. We ask you to randomly select one card, and then pray for that specific seminarian by name during Lent and beyond as they continue their seminary formation.
Hosanna! We welcome our Saviour King. As we approach the Triduum, let us “walk” with Jesus through His Passion and Death. It is He who wants us to join Him in bringing more souls into His kingdom. The living out of our vocation is our response. Are we following our true call to be more like Him? Are you called to a Religious vocation?
Third Sunday in Lent -March 4
An Idea for Lent...and Beyond On the Lenten table at the front entrance, you will see a basket full of prayer cards featuring each one of our eight seminarians studying for the Diocese of Belleville. We ask you to randomly select one card, and then pray for that specific seminarian by name during Lent and beyond as they continue their seminary formation.
Fourth Sunday in Lent -March 11
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