Fr. Bob Barko Mass of Thanksgiving – October 22, 2017

Fr. Bob Barko celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving October 22, 2017. Luncheon Reception to follow: All are invited to attend the Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by our newly ordained Fr. Bob Barko, OFM on October 22, 2017 at 11:00AM. A Luncheon Reception will follow in Francis Hall that all are invited to. The Hospitality Ministry is Hosting the Luncheon.  Anyone who would like to bring a side … [Read more...]

Melchizedek Project – Is Jesus Christ calling you to become a priest?

Is Jesus Christ calling you to become a priest? Do you love Jesus and His Catholic Church? Have you considered the vocation of priesthood with an open heart? Are you ready to know what God has in store for your life? Every young Catholic man should ask himself these questions. QND, in conjunction with Q U, is offering The Melchizedek Project: seven 9 0 minute sessions providing spiritual tools to … [Read more...]

St. Francis School News – October 4, 2017

AFTER CARE: Any child going to after care on Monday, Oct. 16th and Tuesday, Oct. 17th will need to be picked up NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. FUN FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER: Each Friday in October, the 8th Grade Class will be selling color-changing straws and bottles of water for $1.00 each.  Small snacks will also be available for 50 cents.  We will be … [Read more...]

Bro. Bob Barko’s Ordination

The Franciscan Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus kindly requests the honor of your presence at The Ordination to the Priesthood of their brother, Friar Robert J. Barko, O.F.M. by the laying on of hands of the Most Reverend Alberto Rojas Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. St. Peter Church in the Loop, 110 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602-4102 A … [Read more...]

Diocesan Synod Update

In order to keep you informed of the ongoing process of the Fourth Synod of the Diocese of Springfield, we believe it is important to keep you updated on the recent meetings. There have been only three prior synods conducted since the inception of the Springfield Diocese. On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Little Flower Church in Springfield, Illinois, synod representatives as well as priests, … [Read more...]