First Corinthians Bible Study – Register Today

First Corinthians The Church and the Christian Community Taught by Tim Gray, Renowned Catholic Bible Teacher! The conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. With divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials of the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much needed message for our own … [Read more...]

Divorce and Beyond Workshop

The “Divorce and Beyond” Workshop is designed to help and support women and men beyond the pain of divorce. We are truly divorced only when we finally let go of our marriage, mourn our loss, and adjust ourselves to our new life. Registration and $20.00 donation for materials is required. People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome. Meetings are at St. Francis Solanus Church, 17th& College, … [Read more...]

Illinois Stories Video – Featuring St. Francis Parishioner Louis Demers

Quincy's Louis Demers has been alive for almost 93 years & has loved aviation for most of it. He is still a certified flight instructor as well as being recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the as the oldest active lifeguard in the world. … [Read more...]

Celebrate St. Francis Solanus Feast Day – Thursday, July 14th

Our plan for the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis Solanus is: Thursday, July 14th – Come attend the Festive Mass at 8:00 a.m. After Mass come into the Parish Center for coffee and pastry. Come celebrate!!! … [Read more...]

2016 St. Francis Family Parish Directory Update

Don’t forget to sign up!! We have lots of spaces to fill. If you are homebound, or in a nursing home and would like to have a picture submitted, please call Misty at the parish office 217-222-2898. We want all our parish family included. OUR PHOTO DATES: Photos taken in North Solanus Hall Tuesday-Saturday, July 12-16, 2016 Tuesday-Saturday, July 19-23, 2016 Tuesday-Saturday, July … [Read more...]

Remembering Deceased Loved Ones Prayer Service & Gathering

Fr. Duc is organizing an evening to remember our deceased loved ones on July 1st, 2016 (Friday) from 6pm to 8pm.  We will begin with a prayer service in the church and share a meal in the parish center (or outside depending on weather). The evening will include a prayer service followed by a pot-luck dinner. If you would like to gather with others to pray and have a meal, please call the … [Read more...]

Couple’s Prayer Group BBQ

Couple's Prayer Group will be on Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 P.M. in the Rectory Yard. Please bring your lawn chairs, a side dish, and drinks and join us for a BBQ with prayer! Children are welcome! Call Emily Wellman, 257-3536, to RSVP or if you have any questions! … [Read more...]

Fr. Duc’s 25th Jubilee as a Franciscan Friar

Fr. Duc Pham was received into the Orders of Friars Minor on June 19, 1991.  This June marks his completion of 25 years as a religious.  Let us give thanks and praise to God - and let us celebrate. You are invited to attend the Jubilee Mass at 11:00 a.m. on June 26, 2016.  Luncheon will be served immediately afterwards.  Please RSVP by emailing the Parish Office at [email protected][Read more...]

Parish Picnic – June 11, 5pm – Midnight (Volunteers Still Needed)

Parish Picnic June 11, 5pm-Midnight Stewardship in practice...We are still in need of volunteers to help at the Parish Picnic, please call one of the on committee members below. Raffle tickets are still available in the back of church. Remember Mass is at 4pm. 2016 Picnic Committee Tom and Lori Geschwandner 617-2227 or 242-0027 Jason and Nicole Costigan 779-3584 or 257-7122 Troy and … [Read more...]

Vacation Bible School – June 20 – 24 – Register By June 10th.

Send your kids (Preschool through 6th grade) on an over-the-top underground adventure! At Cave Quest VBS, kids explore the rock-solid foundation of Jesus’ love. Cave Quest VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team- building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that … [Read more...]