Jeff Cavins Seminar At St. Francis – October 14-15

On October 14-15, 2016, Jeff Cavins will be St. Francis Solanus Church for a seminar “Walking Toward Eternity: Making Choices For Today.” Sponsored by the following parishes: Blessed Sacrament, St. Anthony, St. Brigid, St. Edward, St. Francis Solanus, St. Joseph and St. Peter. To register online go to: As Catholics our Faith is meant to be put into … [Read more...]

Save the Date – Sunday October 2nd St. Francis Golf Outing

The Holy Name Society is sponsoring a golf outing to raise money for St. Francis School. All are invited to join us at Westview Golf Course, Sunday, October 2nd, at 1:00 p.m. It costs $65 per person which covers 18 holes of golf (holes 1-18), cart fees, hot dogs, soup and chips before we play; Subway sandwiches afterwards, free refreshments and prizes. A $100 hole sponsorship is also … [Read more...]

St. Francis School Newsletter – September 23, 2016

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS DAY PAPERS If you have not turned in your paperwork, please turn them in as soon as possible to the school office. RenWeb Communications Please let the office know if you are NOT on RenWeb. All our communication alerts will be sent through this system and we want to make sure all families are connected properly for any information. What’s for Lunch! Our lunch program … [Read more...]

St. Francis Parish Sunday Breakfast – Sunday 9/18

Sponsored by: St. Francis Holy Name When: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 Time: 9am-11am (After 8am & 9:30 am Masses) Where: Solanus Hall Menu: “Homemade” Sausage Biscuits & Gravy, assorted donuts and pastries, coffee, juice, and milk. Free Will Offering to benefit St. Francis School & Parish … [Read more...]

Ladies of St. Francis Gathering Fall Season – Country Style

All ladies of the parish are invited to Solanus Hall for the Ladies of St. Francis first gathering of the new season on Tuesday evening, September 27. Dinner will be served at 6pm. with the cost being $6.00. Please call Edna NOW at 224-3957 to make your reservation. We’re planning an unusual and interesting program, so come and join us for good food, a relaxing evening, and as always, perhaps a … [Read more...]

Convocation Mass – September 20th

Every year the Diocese of Springfield has a Priests Convocation in the fall. This year it is being held in Quincy, Sept. 19-22, rather than in Springfield or Decatur or someplace far away...from us. As you can imagine, the priests have Masses together during the Convocation. Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 20th, will be here at St. Francis at 4:45 p.m. You are invited to come and participate. Personally, … [Read more...]

St. Francis School Newsletter – September 16, 2016

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS DAY PAPERS If you have not turned in your paperwork, please turn them in as soon as possible to the school office. Service Hours Parents or students in need of service hours have a great opportunity at this Sunday’s Holy Name Breakfast, Sept. 18th. Call Martin “Mak” Makarewicz if you can help 224-8668. FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH FAMILIES State Law says that if your child … [Read more...]

Pastoral Council Meeting Summary – September 2016

The first meeting for the St. Francis Solanus Parish Council was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Monthly meetings are held from September-May. Council members for this year include; Martin (Mac) Makarewicz, chairman, Lori Shepard, school principal, Father Don, Mary Jane Bauer, Barb Dietrich, Ann Haugh, Monica Hinkamper, Tom Regner, Linda Rull, Carol Seifert, and Helen Zimmerman. Topics … [Read more...]

Food Pantry Dedication and Blessing

Please join St. Francis Community Assistance Ministry on Monday, September 12th at 7pm for the dedication and blessing of the food pantry in the Parish Center Basement. A social with refreshments will follow the short ceremony. This is a great time to see the pantry and learn more about this ministry and how it serves our parishioners and community members in need. All are welcome! … [Read more...]

Young Moms Together

Young Moms Together will again be gathering at Solanus Hall, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., beginning October 4. New this year will be an additional evening session from 6:30- 8:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday. All young mothers are welcome to attend whenever possible, and children, Kindergarten age and younger, may accompany Mom. In addition to our usual time … [Read more...]