Couple’s Prayer Group September Gathering

Couple’s Prayer Group will be held Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Parish Center. Daycare will be provided for all children, along with dinner. Please RSVP with a side dish and number of children (if any) if you plan to attend to Emily Wellman, 217-257-3536. Hope to see you there! … [Read more...]

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Classes

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Class at St. Francis will begin on Sunday, September 10. The class will meet for nine straight Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the new Parish Center. ALL PARISHIONERS ARE WELCOME! This isn’t your typical “money class.” FPU is practical, entertaining, and fun! Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or you’re a millionaire, FPU has … [Read more...]

September Baptism Class Date Moved

St. Francis offers baptism classes on the 1st Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Rectory. The September class has been moved to September 11 due to the rectory and school being closed on September 4. … [Read more...]

Ladies of St. Francis Card Party – September 7th

Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hosted by: David and Mary Ann Hildebrand St. Francis Solanus Hall. All are invited to play cards or games. Call Marcia for reservations at 222-3370. … [Read more...]

Divorce and Beyond Workshop – Register Soon

The “Divorce and Beyond” Workshop is designed to help and support women and men beyond the pain of divorce. We are truly divorced only when we finally let go of our marriage, mourn our loss, and adjust ourselves to our new life. Registration and a $20.00 donation for materials is required. People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome. Meetings are at St. Francis Solanus Church, 17th and … [Read more...]

Janitor / Maintenance Person Needed

There is a janitorial/maintenance opening at the Parish Center. If interested, please contact Fr. Don at 217-228-2898. … [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...]

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...]

St. Francis Parish Newsletter – August 2017

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