Weekly Mass Readings – August 20 through August 26

August 20 Ez 24:15-23 (Ps) Dt 32:18-21 Mt 19:16-22 August 21 Ez 28:1-10 (Ps) Dt 32:26-28,30,35-36 Mt 19:23-30 August 22 Ez 34:1-11 Ps 23:1-6 Mt 20:1-16 August 23 Ez 36:23-28 Ps 51:12-15,18-19 Mt 22:1-14 August 24 Rv 21:9b-14 Ps 145:10-13,17-18 Jn 1:45-51 August 25 Ez 43:1-7ab Ps 85:9-14 Mt 23:1-12 August 26 Jos 24:1-2a,15-17,18b Ps 34:2-3,16-21 Eph 5:21-32 or … [Read more...]

Parish Center Building Plans Open Forum Important Dates

The Parish Center building plans (prepared by Klingner & Associates) will be available for review in the Tuesday Club Room in school after all Masses this weekend. Parish Center Steering Committee members will be available to answer general questions. The Committee would like for you to review the building plans and bring your questions to the Open Forum which will be held NEXT SUNDAY, … [Read more...]

Weekly Mass Readings – August 13 through August 19

Mass Readings August 13 Ez 1:2-5,24-28c Ps 148:1-2,11-14 Mt 17:22-27 August 14 Ez 2:8–3:4 Ps 119:14,24,72, 103,111,131 Mt 18:1-5,10,12-14 August 15 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a,10ab Ps 45:10-12,16 I Cor 15:20-27 Lk 1:39-56 August 16 Ez 12:1-12 Ps 78:56-59,61-62 Mt … [Read more...]

Weekly Mass Readings – August 6 through August 12

We are now including a list of the Scripture readings used at Mass for weekends and weekdays. Many people like to reflect prayerfully on the readings before Mass so that they can derive more benefit from the inspired word during Mass. We encourage you to do the same. It’s amazing how much more meaningful the Mass is when you’ve already prayed with the Scripture readings. Try it. … [Read more...]

Parish Center Vision Statement & Survey

Building Our Future Together One hundred-fifty years ago, visionary and faith-filled people founded St. Francis Solanus Parish. Just twenty-five years later, they built the beautiful and awesome church we love so dearly. Many asked why they were building a church out in the prairie. Now, of course, our parish is right in the middle of the city of Quincy. We have those faith-filled people to thank … [Read more...]

Fr. Don’s Jubilee Celebration

On Sunday, June 24, Fr. Don is celebrating his 50th Anniversary of entrance into the Franciscan Order. The celebration will begin with Fr. Don presiding at 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, and will have invited guests present, including family and friends from out of town. Please show them a warm St. Francis Solanus welcome. You are invited to attend the Mass, and are all invited to the reception from … [Read more...]

Vacation Bible School – Sign Up Here!

St. Francis Vacation Bible School June 18 – 22, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Preschool through Fifth Grade No matter who you are...trust God! No matter how you feel...trust God! No matter what people do...trust God! No matter what happens...trust God! No matter where you are...trust God!   Please register by June 10 $10 for 1 child. $25 for 3 or more children. … [Read more...]

New Parish Directory – Sign Up Today

Dear Parishioners & Friends, We need YOU to make our directory complete! To celebrate our church family and strengthen the bond within our congregation, we have made the commitment to produce a new parish pictorial directory.  A pictorial directory is our church family album. We have selected Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits for this important project. Lifetouch is providing … [Read more...]

Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Thursday, April 5—7:00 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper followed by Public Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight Good Friday, April 6—3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Jesus with Holy Communion. Good Friday, April 6—6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, April 7—8:00 p.m. Blessing of the Easter Fire, Liturgy of Readings, Baptism of the … [Read more...]

2012 Parish Picnic Update

On January 10 the 2012 Picnic Committee met for the first time to begin organizing for the year’s picnic. It seems like it is a long time until June, but we have to get things moving in order to be ready. I am pleased to announce that the members of the Picnic Committee are the following parishioners: John and Cindy Mock (223-8979) Stephen and Amy Wiewel (257-6212) Jamie and Jayne Pieper … [Read more...]