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...]

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 @gmail.com or 217-222-2898, x104. … [Read more...]

Rosary for Peace in October

During the month of October, the Rosary will be said 25 minutes prior to the beginning of the weekend Masses.  Let's pray for peace in the world, our country, our families and our homes. Please join us! … [Read more...]

Fr. Bob Barko Mass of Thanksgiving – October 22, 2017

Fr. Bob Barko celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving October 22, 2017. Luncheon Reception to follow: All are invited to attend the Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by our newly ordained Fr. Bob Barko, OFM on October 22, 2017 at 11:00AM. A Luncheon Reception will follow in Francis Hall that all are invited to. The Hospitality Ministry is Hosting the Luncheon.  Anyone who would like to bring a side … [Read more...]

Melchizedek Project – Is Jesus Christ calling you to become a priest?

Is Jesus Christ calling you to become a priest? Do you love Jesus and His Catholic Church? Have you considered the vocation of priesthood with an open heart? Are you ready to know what God has in store for your life? Every young Catholic man should ask himself these questions. QND, in conjunction with Q U, is offering The Melchizedek Project: seven 9 0 minute sessions providing spiritual tools to … [Read more...]

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...]