St. Francis School News – October 27, 2017

Congratulations!- We are proud to announce that Jamie Marshall and Maureen Makarewicz were awarded a $250 grant from the Western Catholic Union Quincy Branch for participating in the “Classroom Assistance Program.”  Out of the six grants awarded, St. Francis was blessed to receive two of them!  There were 17 grant applications submitted in all. Jamie Marshall’s first grade class will be able to … [Read more...]

Memorial Mass for the Deceased – November 2

There will be a Memorial Mass for the deceased of our Parish on November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Included in the memorial are those who have died between October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – October 20, 2017

BOX TOPS: Please turn have tops turned in to the school no later than Wednesday, Oct. 25th. Father Bob- We would like to congratulate Father Bob on his ordination this past weekend in Chicago and thank him for his faith that he shares with our students at Mass and our Prayer Services.  We welcome Father Bob to our school community and are so happy to have him here!  We invite you to help … [Read more...]

Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism – The Pivotal Players

For Advent 2017, come and see how the Pivotal Players impacted the Church in the past and today. What can we learn from them for our own spiritual growth? “There is only one tragedy in life, not to be a saint. Don’t miss the opportunity,” (Leon Bloy). We will study G. K. Chesterton on Tuesday, December 5 and 12. All DVDs and discussion groups will be held in St. Francis Solanus Parish Center … [Read more...]

St. Francis Fall Harvest Food Drive

The annual Parish Fall Harvest Food Drive will be held from October 14, 2017 through November 12, 2017. Grocery Sacks are located at church entrances for your convenience. Groceries may be brought to the Food Pantry in the Parish Center basement or to church. Also, monetary donations are appreciated. If you decide to make a cash donation, please write ‘bike’ on the check envelope so that we may … [Read more...]

2017-18 Stewardship Renewal Commitment Cards

You will soon be receiving in the mail a packet regarding our 2017-18 stewardship renewal plan. Included in this information is a commitment brochure with a variety of opportunities you can participate in and be involved. Listed in the pamphlet are descriptions of the various ministries, parish committees, activities, and spiritual opportunities. PLEASE complete and return the form and information … [Read more...]

Holy Name Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – October 29

Sunday, October 29 will be the annual Holy Name Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. We will serve from 7:30 a.m. till noon in Solanus Hall. It is all you can eat, so please plan to attend for good food and fellowship! Also, raffle tickets are stapled in this week’s bulletin to win prizes. Please support our Troop 22 Boy Scouts by purchasing tickets. … [Read more...]

Anointing of the Sick Mass – October 21

There will be an Anointing Mass held on Saturday, October 21 during the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Refreshments will be served following the Mass that everyone is invited to. … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – October 13, 2017

AFTER CARE: Any child going to after care on Monday, Oct. 16th and Tuesday, Oct. 17th will need to be picked up NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Safety Improvements:  After our annual meeting with the Chief of Fire, Joe Henning, and the School Resource Officer, Bill Calkins, to review our Crisis Management Plan, we will be making some additional … [Read more...]

Grief Support Group Meeting- October 26

There will be a gathering on October 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bride’s Room (Parish Center) for those who would like to share their experience of the death of a loved one. If you know a friend who may benefit from this experience, please accompany him/her to the gathering. Call or email Father Duc Pham to register: fatherduc or 217-222-2898, x104. … [Read more...]