Vacation Bible School – Register Today!

June 19-23, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm Preschool through Fifth Grade Day 1 - God made you! Day 2 - God is for you! Day 3 - God is always with you! Day 4 - God will always love you! Day 5 - God made you for a reason! Please register by June 10 $20 registration fee per child Click Here To Register Online Download / Print VBS Registration Form (.docx) … [Read more...]

New Stewardship Opportunity at Horizons Soup Kitchen

St. Francis Community Assistance Ministry is launching a new opportunity to serve others by working at the Horizons Soup Kitchen once a month. We will be doing this the last Tuesday of each month, either the 4th or 5th Tuesday. We will have two shifts: one from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. that will prepare the meal and one from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. that will serve the meal and clean up … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Mass

Memorial Day Mass will be held at the Chapel in Calvary Cemetery on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.  St. Francis will be hosting this year. In case of rain, the service will be held in St. Francis Church. Please bring your own chair if possible. … [Read more...]

St. Francis Community Assistance Quarterly Meeting

This ministry will have the regular quarterly meeting on Monday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Anyone who is interested in this ministry is welcome to attend. At this particular meeting, we will talk about a new opportunity to volunteer at Horizons Soup Kitchen. Come and learn about serving others in a new and fun way. … [Read more...]

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: … [Read more...]