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...]

Anniversary Recognition

On February 11 and 12 at all the Masses, we will new honoring those who are celebrating the following anniversaries in 2012.  Newlyweds celebrating their first year of marriage, as well as those who will be celebrating 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70 years.  If you will be celebrating one of these anniversaries in 2012, please complete the form below and return it to the rectory or call the … [Read more...]

Coming Soon…St. Francis Youth Group!

In December, a group met to discuss starting a junior high youth group for grades 6-8 at St. Francis.  We will be meeting again on January 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library annex of the school to discuss a starting date and activities.  Interested adults and high school students are welcome to join us. … [Read more...]

Parish Mission – January 29th Through February 1st

"The Road to Emmaus" We have an exciting Parish Mission planned for this year.  Deacon Glenn Harmon will be coming here from California for the Mission that will run from Sunday, January 29 thru Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Unfortunately, his wife Linda is unable to be with him.  Deacon Glenn has given over 400 Parish Missions, and promises to stir us deeply.  The title of the Mission is "The … [Read more...]