St. Francis School News – March 16, 2018

FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD: Any outstanding amounts owed for tuition, fees, hot lunch, after-care, etc. MUST BE PAID IN FULL by Friday, March 23rd, in order to register for the 2018-2019 school year. FACTS Financial Aid: the site is up and ready. It was sent out in an email and is on the school website.  This is all done on-line now. There is NO paper copy to fill out and mail in.  All applications are … [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...]

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 Eucharistic Adoration – Wednesdays of Lent

As part of our Lenten devotions, St. Francis Parish will be offering Eucharistic Adoration beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14 and ending March 21. The plan is to have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00, at which time Benediction would be celebrated, followed by Mass at 5:30. We would like to have at least 3-4 people who will commit to one hour … [Read more...]