Prayer list:

If someone you know is in need of prayer, or should be taken off the list, please contact Joni Ward


I want to keep you abreast of some work we plan to do in the near future regarding the upkeep of the parish parking lots.

We are working with the city of Carterville on the entrance way into the north parking lot on an easier way to access the sidewalk to make it handicapped accessible. They will do the work and we will pay for the concrete used. We are grateful for their skill and their willingness to work with us on this project.

We have signed an agreement with Egyptian Asphalt and Seal coating from Murphysboro to refinish and stripe the two parking lots along with fixing some low spots. We will not be able to use the parking lot for a couple of days during this procedure. We’ll let you know when the date is set.

I am grateful for all who met to plan and prepare for this project, enabling us to be good stewards with your money.

I am also grateful for the investment of the rental property that is assisting us toward this project. The rental property is working for us in a very positive manner.

 We want to keep you informed about improvements in the Rental House on Virginia Street. We have just completed new wiring throughout the house. There are five rooms, including two bedrooms. There is a front porch and back porch. It has central heating and air which is gas-forced. Rental includes all appliances: washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. It includes a storage shed and off street parking.  The home has been rented!! Yay!

Catholic Service & Ministry Appeal…..join us as Partners In Hope The ministries and programs that rely on The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal ensure the healing, teaching and redemptive presence of Jesus Christ for the people of our Belleville Diocese. Yet, their work cannot continue without your help and support. We ask for your continued prayers for the success of the Appeal and, if you are able, please consider making a gift. No amount is too large or small and donations are accepted throughout the year. Thank you and God Bless!

As March begins, the Diocese of Belleville also kicks off its CSMA appeal for the year. This is a chance for us to be a part of those far reaching ministries supported by the broader church. Through this annual campaign, 14 ministries and programs that provide service to thousands of people throughout our Belleville Diocese are funded.

!!!OUR GOAL for 2018- $3,700. We have reached 10% of our goal. A thermometer in the entrance way will keep you updated on our progress!

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The Retrouvaille Program 

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The Knight's Shield Children's Shelter

is to provide a safe haven to children in crisis. For your opportunity to help visit The Night's Shield

Parish Partnership Report to Bishop Braxton

Click here to read the report.

Pastoral Plan Final Report 2013

Pastoral Plan click here to read the Bishop's letter on the Pastoral Plan for Parish Renewal and Restructuring.

Bishop's Response click here to read the Bishop's response and overview of the plan.

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Sunday mass announcements contact Jared Schnake, 618-201-2471

Prayer list: If someone you know is in need of prayer, or should be taken off the list, please contact Joni Ward 618-713-2618

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Father Mohr can be reached by phone or through text messaging at 618-713-1166