City Wide Sacrament of Reconciliation

There will be two city-wide celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation coming up. They are on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Church and Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church. Priests from our four parishes will be on hand, so you can choose who you'd like to go to. … [Read more...]

Lenten Stations of the Cross – Fridays 5:30 p.m.

On Fridays of Lent, we will be offering the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. in the Church. This is another excellent Lenten practice that will help us in remaining close to the Lord during this most holy season. … [Read more...]

Parish Mission – February 18th – 20th

Our Parish Mission with Fr. Chuck Edwards begins Sunday, February 18, and goes through Tuesday, February 20.  Fr. Chuck is preaching at all of the Masses this weekend, and the Mission will open with a Supper at 5:00 pm.m on Sunday, February 18, followed by the Mission Service at 7:00 p.m.  The next services will be on Monday and Tuesday, February 19 and 20, also at 7:00 p.m.  Following the Monday … [Read more...]

Christian Family Camp Announcement!

Looking for a great idea for vacation this summer that is also a retreat for the WHOLE family? Look no further! Christian Family Camp (aka CFC) has been going on since the 1960s, and was started by the friars from Quincy! It is held at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Illinois and has been a tremendous source of transformative family relationships and building life-long friendships with … [Read more...]

Ash Wednesday Mass Times – February 14th

Mass Times: 6:30 a.m. 8:35 a.m. (School Mass) 5:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., followed by Benediction Holy Name Fish Fry: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Holy Name Fish Fry – Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, February 14 we will hold our second annual Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. It was a huge success last year and we plan on having it new and improved for this year, so please plan to attend. Take your sweetie to Church, get Ashes and enjoy some great food! … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – February 9, 2018

Catholic Schools Week 2018 I would like to thank the teachers, parents, and grandparents who helped provide a tremendous Catholic Schools Week for our students!  Every day was filled with a different activity that hopefully created lasting memories for our children. We started CSW with a special Mass on Sunday to celebrate our parish and the students shared their faith through the readings, … [Read more...]

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

For Lend 2018, come and see how Michelangelo impacted the Church in the past and today.  What can we learn from him for our own spiritual growth?  "There is only one tragedy in life, not to be a saint." (Leon Bloy)   Don't miss the opportunity.  Michelangelo the artist dramatically demonstrates that something beautiful and creative is a primary approach of drawing near to God.  Beauty and … [Read more...]

Couple’s Prayer Group – Thursday, February 1st

The Couple's Prayer Group will resume its monthly meetings on Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m.  If you are looking for something that will help you and your spouse grow with each other in faith, you are welcome!  WE meet the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Solanus Hall.  The summer months take place at one of our member's house for a backyard BBQ/Prayer.  Children are welcome!  … [Read more...]

St. Francis Boy Scout Soup Supper – January 27th

St. Francis Cub Scout Pack 22 and Boy Scout Troop 22 is having a soup supper on Saturday, January 27 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Parish Hall.  The Scouts will be serving a choice of three soups - chicken noodle, chili, and hot spicy chili soup.  In addition, there will be grilled cheese sandwiches, cornbread, drinks, and homemade pie for dessert.  Dine-in tickets are available at the … [Read more...]