Special Summer Mission – July 2 and 3

We welcome Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M., to St. Francis for a special summer mission. Do you want to know where God is calling you to go next? Do you want to grow deeper in your commitment to Christian life? If so, join Br. Casey Cole, OFM, on a two night pariah mission July 2-3 where he will be presenting two talks, "We Are All Called" and "What Happens After Saying Yes to God." Br. Casey is a … [Read more...]

Holy Name Banquet – May 10

St. Francis Holy Name Banquet will be held on "The Traditional" Ascension Thursday, May 10.  Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m.  Our guest speaker will be Fr. Bob Barko.  you can pay your dues of $5 through the Sunday envelope in your packet checking the box that you will be coming to the banquet or RSVP to John Benz at 440-0875.  This is open to to all men of the Parish.  We will have plenty of good … [Read more...]

Grief Support Group

There will be a gathering on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bride's Room (Parish Center) for those who would like to share their experience of the death of a loved one.  If you know a friend who may benefit from this experience, please accompany him/her to the gathering.  Call the Parish Office to register: 217-222-2898 … [Read more...]

Catholics Returning Home

Do you know someone who has left the Church?  Most of us do not have to look very far to find non-practicing Catholics in our circle of family and friends.  Many of use are concerned about these loved ones, but we don't know how to help them.  Obviously, most of them are searching, but how can we help them find their way home> As baptized, practicing Catholics, we have a precious gift of … [Read more...]

Food Pantry Dedication and Blessing

Please join St. Francis Community Assistance Ministry on Monday, September 12th at 7pm for the dedication and blessing of the food pantry in the Parish Center Basement. A social with refreshments will follow the short ceremony. This is a great time to see the pantry and learn more about this ministry and how it serves our parishioners and community members in need. All are welcome! … [Read more...]

Fr. Tom – Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial Services

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at St. Francis Church with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. … [Read more...]

Eucharist Spiritual Study Program at St. Francis

Explore the Source and Summit of our Faith with Fr. Robert Barron in Eucharist.  Delve into the beauty and richness of this Holy Sacrament with an in-depth study on its meaning as Sacred Meal, Sacrifice & Real Presence.  This new spiritual study program will give you a deeper understanding of the precious gift of Christ’s Divine Life that you can receive at each and every Mass.  Session dates … [Read more...]

Memorial Mass – Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Our annual Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m. This is a special occasion to pray for all our parishioners who died in the past twelve months and also all our other loved ones who have departed. Please come and join us in prayer for all who have gone before us in faith. Refreshments will be served afterward in the Tuesday Club Room. You are invited to write … [Read more...]