Welcoming Pot Luck Dinner For Brother Bob – August 11

August 11 at 6:00 p.m. St. Francis Solanus Backyard (Parish Center if it rains) You are all invited to come and welcome Brother/Deacon Bob Barko to the Parish. Join us for a potluck dinner and bring a dish to share. … [Read more...]

Visitation of the Families in our Parish – A Letter from Fr. Don

“The Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.  He said to them: ‘The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.’” Lk 10:1 7/16/17 Dear Parishioners, I have to tell you some shocking news: Only 33 percent of US Catholics attend Mass on a … [Read more...]

EPIC: A Journey Through Church History Registration

Discover the “Epic” Story of the Catholic Church — Experience Church History from a Catholic Perspective! As Catholics, we are heirs to a remarkable heritage. The history of our Faith is so much more than a list of facts and dates. It is a fascinating story of adventure, rebellion, tragedy, and triumph. A story 2,000 years in the making, one word best describes Catholic history: … [Read more...]

Fr. Moré Farewell Reception This Weekend After Masses

Farewell reception for Fr. More will be after all the masses this weekend, July 15 & 16. It will be in the South Hall of the Parish Center and refreshments will be served. Please stop by to say goodbye, and wish him the best with his new assignment in Joliet. … [Read more...]

Divorce & Beyond Workship Begins This September

Divorce & Beyond Workshop St. Francis Church - Brother Martin Room 7:00 - 8:30 pm September 11, 18 & 25th. October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th This 8-week workshop is for those suffering with the pain and loss of divorce. The program is here to offer support and respect to our brothers and sisters going through or have completed a divorce. $20 registration fee For more information contact … [Read more...]

St. Francis Church Aerial Video

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Open Positions At St. Francis

General Janitorial/Maintenance for St. Francis Solanus Parish Center. Interested parties should contact Diane Andrew at the Parish Office, 217-222-2898. General Janitorial for St. Francis Solanus School (Part-Time). Interested parties should contact Lori Shepard, Principal, 217-222-4077. … [Read more...]

Parish Directories Now Available

THEY HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED!!! Please come and pick up your Directory in the Parish Office. … [Read more...]

Grief Support Group – July 10th

There will be a gathering on July 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bride’s Room 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: [email protected] or 217-222-2898, x104 … [Read more...]

Friars Away – No Masses June 19-23

The Franciscans of Sacred Heart Province will be having a Province Chapter (i.e. community meeting) the week of June 19 to 23. Because all three of us will be gone, there will be NO MASSES here that week. There will be a Communion Service at 6:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday provided by Deacon Wayne Zimmerman and Dennis Steinkamp, but no service at 8:00 a.m. Since other churches have Masses at 8:00 … [Read more...]