Bro. Bob Barko’s Ordination

The Franciscan Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus kindly requests the honor of your presence at The Ordination to the Priesthood of their brother, Friar Robert J. Barko, O.F.M. by the laying on of hands of the Most Reverend Alberto Rojas Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. St. Peter Church in the Loop, 110 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602-4102 A … [Read more...]

Diocesan Synod Update

In order to keep you informed of the ongoing process of the Fourth Synod of the Diocese of Springfield, we believe it is important to keep you updated on the recent meetings. There have been only three prior synods conducted since the inception of the Springfield Diocese. On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Little Flower Church in Springfield, Illinois, synod representatives as well as priests, … [Read more...]

Blessing of the Pets – 10/4

October 4, 2017 2:45 p.m. Families are invited to bring their pets for a Blessing on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. … [Read more...]

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Mass – 10/4 at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a Mass at 5:30 p.m. on October 4, 2017 at St. Francis to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  Please join us for this wonderful celebration! … [Read more...]

Holy Name Society Golf Outing – October 1st

The Holy Name Society is sponsoring a golf outing to raise money for St. Francis School. All are invited to join us at Westview Golf Course, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12 Noon with a shot gun start at 1:00 p.m. It costs $65 per person which covers 18 holes of golf (holes 1-18), cart fees, hot dogs, soup and chips before we play, Sub way sandwiches after wards, free refreshments and prizes. You do … [Read more...]

Ladies of St. Francis September Gathering

Farewell Summer - Welcome Fall Ladies, let's get our new gathering season started off by completely filling Solanus Hall on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. with the cost being $6. Please call Edna at 224-3957 to make your reservation. We hope to make our gatherings this year inspiring, entertaining, and of course lots of fun! All ladies of St. Francis Parish are … [Read more...]

St. Francis Parish Newsletter – September 2017

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

Parish School of Religion (PSR) Registration

Our Parish School of Religion starts Monday, September 18, from 6:00-7:15 p.m. Registration forms are available at the church doors. If you are new to the program or returning from last year, please pick up your registration forms. They are also available at the Parish Office. … [Read more...]

St. Francis Community Assistance Update

Due to a shortage of resources, St. Francis Food Pantry will be closed from August 28 – September 10, 2017. The numbers of people served in both July and August have been high and the two-week closure time will allow for the shelves to be stocked more adequately. September is the SFCA quarterly appeal and this ministry would like to challenge all parishioners to give generously to this ministry. … [Read more...]

Young Moms Together Gatherings Starting in September

Young Moms Together will again be gathering at Solanus Hall, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., beginning Tuesday, September 19. Come together to form and strengthen friendships. Encourage each other to grow in the Catholic faith as you reflect on Sunday’s gospel and share prayer. All young mothers are welcome to attend whenever possible, and children, … [Read more...]