Benefit For Carol Seifert – May 28th – 5:00 p.m.

Benefit Dinner – May 28, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. (doors open) / 5:30 (silent auction) / 6:30 p.m. (dinner) St. Francis is sponsoring a benefit dinner for Carol Seifert, our Director of Religious Education. She is receiving treatment for cancer. Please show your support through prayer and words of encouragement. If you are able to come to the benefit dinner, this would be a great way to … [Read more...]

Grief Support Group – May 30th

There will be a gathering on May 30 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...]

May Rosary Before Sunday Mass

During the month of May, the rosary will be said 25 minutes before each Sunday Mass. Let us pray the rosary in honor of our Blessed Mother Mary, our country, and our parish. Please join us. … [Read more...]

Save the Date for Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held June 19-23. This year it is Maker Fun Factory, “Created by God; Built for a Purpose.” More details to come next week. … [Read more...]

St. Francis Position Opening

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant for a part time position (25 hours weekly) to staff the St. Francis Solanus Parish Office. Qualifications include computer skills (Microsoft Word), excellent communication skills, and a must to consistently exercise a high level of confidentiality. Responsibilities include: bookkeeping, answering phones and greeting parishioners, maintenance of … [Read more...]

Water in Africa Project Successful

Some of our parishioners may have contributed to the project of digging wells in Africa to provide safe drinking water sponsored by Franciscan Charities. Please see this article from the St. Louis Review that describes the success the project has had: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2017-04-27/project-successful … [Read more...]

Rosary Rally

I want to invite you to join in a Rosary Rally on Saturday, MAY 13, AT 12:00 noon at the lot east of my home on Kochs Lane. The Rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of thousands of rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently … [Read more...]

St. Francis Parish Newsletter – May 2017

View the May 2017 edition of our St. Francis Parish Newsletter (PDF) … [Read more...]

Pastoral Council April Meeting Summary

The St. Francis Parish Council meeting was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Opening prayer and formation occurred with the formation focused on completion of the synod questionnaire. All parishioners are asked to complete this survey by Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at www.dio.org/synod in order to provide the future direction for our diocese. Topics discussed at the meeting included: … [Read more...]

Holy Name Banquet – May 25th

Holy Name Banquet will be held on May 25, Ascension Thursday. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Holtschlag. RSVP to John Benz at 440- 0875. … [Read more...]