Weekly Announcements

A Date Has Been Set

The annual Irish Feast will be held Saturday, March 11th, preparations on the food will begin Thursday, March 9th. More information will be coming soon, please mark your calendars!

Looking for New Members

Easter will be here in a blink and the choir is about to prepare for Lent and Easter. Marilyn is asking that YOU may consider joining the choir. If you attend another Sunday mass, you do not need to commit to 10:00 every week, but on special events singing with the group is appreciated. Talk to Marilyn with questions and concerns. The choir has a motto, “Singing is like Praying twice!”

Altar Server Sign-up

 Father needs altar servers for the 3 masses. Ideally, we would have 8 servers for each weekend time slot, (24 servers) therefore each server would be needed only once a month. For many months, we had a small handful of servers doing all the work. We do have several new young people who have stepped forward to serve and we are so happy and proud that they have offered their services. THANK YOU! However, we need more young people to step up and join. Parents, that means that we need you to encourage and guide your children into this opportunity to serve the Church, because most of these young people cannot get to church in our community unless you bring them. Please take leadership in this area. To make this more fun, we will be holding a drawing on February 12th for 2 iTune gift cards for all young people who have signed up by then to become altar servers. Please call Sherry, our parish secretary, before the 12th to get your name put on the next monthly schedule. All altar servers will be included in this drawing. 309-798-2098. If you have any questions or your child desires more training, please call me, Pat Downey @309-537-3586.

Faith, Fellowship, & Breakfast:

A free-will donation breakfast will be held on Sunday, February 19th after both masses and is being sponsored by members of our parish who have attended a Cursillo weekend. The money raised will be used for scholarships for individuals who may be interested in attending a Cursillo. The parish members will also be available to answer any questions you have regarding a Cursillo weekend. Menu consists of biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, juices, milk, coffee, sweet breads & muffins. ANY PAST ATTENDEES ARE BEING ASKED TO CALL MINDY MCMANUS TO LEND A HAND. Any questions on the event or Cursillo, contact Mindy McManus @ 309-738-8414.

Lent is a special time to prepare for Easter

Every Friday during Lent, (except Good Friday) our parish will have 5PM Stations of the Cross, 5:30PM mass, a 6PM soup supper with a 1/2 hour series, The Fulfillment of all Desire by Ralph Martins. We encourage you to attend whatever portion of the evening you can. Volunteers for the making of the soup have come forward for Friday, March 3rd. A sign-up sheet will be placed in the vestibule for those who can help for the remainder of Lent. The goal was to have two choices, all keeping with the meatless restrictions of Lent and to have at least one option for those with gluten issues. (at least a few servings) Any questions, please call the parish office

Join Us On A Walk Through The Bible

On Sunday, April 2nd @9AM, our CCD students will present A Walk Through The Bible. All parents, siblings, grandparents, parishioners, and friends are invited to join us downstairs in the parish hall. The purpose of this project is to help students and our audience to have a better understanding of the Bible as one continuous story—the story of God’s Faithful Promise to Us. Please plan to join us!