Sacrament of Reconciliation – December 18 & 19

The Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Advent Season will be offered on December 18 and 19 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

St. Francis School Newsletter – December 14, 2018

Request Parents, I highly commend our cafeteria staff for the outstanding job that they do on a regular basis for our students and teachers. We often take for granted the delicious lunches that they provide for us. In an effort to be more efficient and cost effective, we are preparing only extra food in case a child may drop a tray, for example.  Teachers are working to provide an accurate lunch … [Read more...]

St. Francis School Newsletter – December 7, 2018

Support for Soldiers We would like to thank all of those families that donated the many items for our soldiers overseas during this holiday season. We have collected valuable supplies such as socks, food, candy, small games, Clorox wipes, and Christmas Decorations to brighten their spirits. We would also like to thank Paul Stegeman from Illinois School Supply for donating the brown paper and tape … [Read more...]

St. Francis School Newsletter – November 30, 2018

Solider Christmas Donation For those students who contributed to the Solider Christmas Donation, you will be given an out of dress code day on Friday, December 7th.  Students should check with their teacher to make sure they are on the list. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Christmas Ornaments The 8th grade is selling ornaments as part as a fundraiser for their trip in May. They are … [Read more...]

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Holy Day of Obligation Mass Times

Saturday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of Obligation even when it falls on a Saturday or Monday. Masses are Friday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday, December 8 at 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. (In case you're wondering, you CAN NOT fulfill this obligation by attending the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday -- that is a Sunday … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – November 16, 2018

QCES Curriculum Mapping During October and November, the QCES teachers began working together on creating a common science curriculum. The teachers from Blessed Sacrament, St. Francis, St. Dominic, and St. Peter participated in half day meetings with their grade level colleagues. The teachers from each school shared what is currently being taught and discussed the Next Generation Science … [Read more...]

Parish Historical Enrichment – Tues. November 13th

The Pastoral Council is hosting a Parish Enrichment in St. Francis Church.  We are blessed to have Professor Emeritus Dave Costigan of Quincy University lead us.  There will be a brief history of our beautiful church, but most of the evening will be dedicated to the religious statues, paintings and artifacts within our church. The date is Tuesday, November 13 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  There will be … [Read more...]

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come – A Study From Jeff Cavins & Thomas Smith

Beginning January 2019 Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an intriguing study that shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. Here you will discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean. You will see how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the "end times." It is a revelation of God as our … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – November 9, 2018

Lunch / After Care: bills for these accounts are emailed or given out each month.  These are two different accounts in our system.  These bills must be paid separately and not combined into one check. The office does not have any way to divide these bills. Thank you for your understanding. Special Event monies: (skating, field trips, etc.) : please give exact change when paying for these … [Read more...]

“The Mass” Study – Beginning Advent 2018 (Date Updated)

For ADVENT 2018 and LENT 2019 it is good for us to continue our adult formation by studying THE MASS using Bishop Barron’s video series.  The Mass brings us out of the sinful world and into the heavenly kingdom.  The Mass is a call from God and a response from us his people, the Church and most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the … [Read more...]