The Catholic Service and 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!

Deacon Formation:

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a deacon, you are invited to attend two upcoming information meetings in December and January. Formal classes are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018; however, other aspects of formation will begin well before that. The diocese will hold two information meetings:the first is on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 2620 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, Building 6 and the second is on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the same location. You will need to attend both sessions. These meetings will provide a great deal of information regarding the requirements of the program and will explain the types of service fulfilled by deacons. Members of the Deacon Formation Committee will present the programs and will be available to answer questions. To assist in planning and to ensure we have adequate program materials at the meetings, please contact Patti Warner at the Deacon Formation Office to let her know you plan to attend. You can reach Patti by mail at 2620 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221; by email at; or by phone at 618-722-5043. Please continue to pray for all those in our diocese discerning a vocation to lay ministry, diaconate, priesthood or religious life.

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2017 Official Appointments

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.

Bulletin announcement requests for publication should be emailed to by the Monday prior to the date of publication. Enter in the subject line: Bulletin Notice

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

Website notifications for publication/ posting should be emailed to at least one month prior to the event

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