Lenten Stations of the Cross – Fridays 5:30 p.m.

On Fridays of Lent, we will be offering the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. in the Church. This is another excellent Lenten practice that will help us in remaining close to the Lord during this most holy season. … [Read more...]

Parish Mission – February 18th – 20th

Our Parish Mission with Fr. Chuck Edwards begins Sunday, February 18, and goes through Tuesday, February 20.  Fr. Chuck is preaching at all of the Masses this weekend, and the Mission will open with a Supper at 5:00 pm.m on Sunday, February 18, followed by the Mission Service at 7:00 p.m.  The next services will be on Monday and Tuesday, February 19 and 20, also at 7:00 p.m.  Following the Monday … [Read more...]

Lenten Eucharistic Adoration – Wednesdays of Lent

As part of our Lenten devotions, St. Francis Parish will be offering Eucharistic Adoration beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14 and ending March 21. The plan is to have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00, at which time Benediction would be celebrated, followed by Mass at 5:30. We would like to have at least 3-4 people who will commit to one hour … [Read more...]

Christian Family Camp Announcement!

Looking for a great idea for vacation this summer that is also a retreat for the WHOLE family? Look no further! Christian Family Camp (aka CFC) has been going on since the 1960s, and was started by the friars from Quincy! It is held at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Illinois and has been a tremendous source of transformative family relationships and building life-long friendships with … [Read more...]

Ash Wednesday Mass Times – February 14th

Mass Times: 6:30 a.m. 8:35 a.m. (School Mass) 5:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., followed by Benediction Holy Name Fish Fry: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Holy Name Fish Fry – Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, February 14 we will hold our second annual Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. It was a huge success last year and we plan on having it new and improved for this year, so please plan to attend. Take your sweetie to Church, get Ashes and enjoy some great food! … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – February 9, 2018

Catholic Schools Week 2018 I would like to thank the teachers, parents, and grandparents who helped provide a tremendous Catholic Schools Week for our students!  Every day was filled with a different activity that hopefully created lasting memories for our children. We started CSW with a special Mass on Sunday to celebrate our parish and the students shared their faith through the readings, … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – February 2, 2018

ACRE Testing: 5th and 8th graders will be testing beginning Monday, Feb. 5th. Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast each morning. GYM SHOES: Please have your child bring a change of shoes for P.E. class.  The gym floor is getting scuffed by outside shoes and we would like to prevent further damage to the floor.  Thank you. Donations to a Family:  we are … [Read more...]

St. Francis Parish Newsletter – February 2018

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Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

For Lend 2018, come and see how Michelangelo impacted the Church in the past and today.  What can we learn from him for our own spiritual growth?  "There is only one tragedy in life, not to be a saint." (Leon Bloy)   Don't miss the opportunity.  Michelangelo the artist dramatically demonstrates that something beautiful and creative is a primary approach of drawing near to God.  Beauty and … [Read more...]