Welcome Fr. Vernon Olmer, O.F.M.

Fr. Don's Doodlings - September 1, 2013: Today we are very happy to welcome Fr. Vernon Olmer, O.F.M., who is here for his first weekend at St. Francis, replacing Fr. Ducanh Pham, O.F.M. He deserves some words of introduction. Fr. Vernon comes to us from Teutopolis, where he has served in St. Francis Parish for the past 11 years. Born and raised in Humphrey, Nebraska, John (his baptismal … [Read more...]

Parish Center Prayer Service Details – September 8th

We are going to have a special prayer service to ask God’s blessing and guidance as we continue to plan the building of our Parish Center. We want to bathe this whole project in prayer and ask God to bless it in every way. Aware that there is tension and some disagreement over the plans, we want to offer all of it to our loving God for healing and to seek unity. The Prayer Service will be in … [Read more...]

Assumption Masses

Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. Alter Servers, Communion Ministers, Lectors, and Ushers, please check the ministry schedule to see if you have been scheduled. … [Read more...]

Farewell for Fr. Duc

We want to say farewell to Fr. Duc. Well actually we DON’T want to say farewell, and we don’t want him to leave St. Francis. But the truth is that he is moving to Joliet, IL, so we want to wish him God’s many blessings in his new ministry as Director of our Vocation Office for the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart. We’ll have a reception on Sunday, August 18, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m., … [Read more...]

Discover The “Big Picture” Of The Bible – Join Us!

Join us for The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation. This is a fascinating 24-part Bible study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible. Go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible, and see how they all come … [Read more...]

Vacation Bible School Registration – Kingdom Rock – June 17, 2013 – June 21, 2013

Enter the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Here, God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale―it changes kids forever. Join this royally-rockin’ realm―register to be a part of this Kingdom Rock VBS!  Click Here To Register Online! Welcome to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God Each day, kids participate in small groups, called Crews, and discover what it means to … [Read more...]

Parish Get-Together – Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30 p.m.

On Thursday, May 2, we’ll have a Parish Get- Together beginning with Mass in church at 5:30 p.m. The Pastoral Council will then sponsor a cook- out in the Friary Courtyard immediately after Mass. We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, basic condiments, tea and water. We ask each family to bring a large covered dish, basic table service and lawn chairs. There will be games for the young and old to … [Read more...]

Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Week and Easter Services Holy Thursday, March 28—7:00 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper followed by Public Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight Good Friday, March 29—3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Jesus with Holy Communion. Good Friday, March 29—5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, March 30—8:00 p.m. Blessing of the Easter Fire, … [Read more...]

Parish Center Small Group Meetings

The Parish Center Oversight Committee is offering to each of you the opportunity to express your concerns AND to obtain accurate information regarding the current plans for the Parish Center.  Each session is limited to 25 people in order to give everyone a chance to be involved in the discussion.  Please call the rectory at 222-2898 as soon as possible to sign up. The meetings will be held in … [Read more...]

Parish Mission Schedule

Sunday, March 17–Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. Or Morning session, Monday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Br. Martin Room Areas to be covered during the Mission are:  The “Life Mechanism” which refers to what God has planted in the minds and hearts of every human being. Prayer – especially the prayer of meditation and its use in controlling the “Life Mechanism.” How to use … [Read more...]