RCIA Right of Sending

RCIA Rite of Sending  Congratulations to these RCIA unbaptized Catechumens who were sent forth during the 8 am Mass on February 18 to Bishop Paprocki at the Cathedral in Springfield:  Keith Oliver Christopher Reed Alyssa Oliver Stephen Trimble Stephanie Usery  They were declared to be “The Elect,” meaning they are elected by God to be baptized and initiated into the Catholic Church this Easter.  Also recognized by Bishop Paprocki and celebrating their Call to Continuing Conversion are these baptized candidates:  Terry Jackson      Rebecca Townsend Jamie Kennedy      Mackenzie Barker Lisa Muniz      Ayden Perez Shannon O’Heron  Molly Piper Kelly...

Thank You from Glenmary Home Missioners

Father Bruce Brylinski who visited our parish in August thanks our parish community for its generous support of the home missions.  More than $3,000 was donated.  We will also be sending any leftover clothing, shoes, etc. from our October Yard Sale to the Glenmary Missions.  Continue to pray for these missionary efforts in our own country.   Fr. Bruce Brylinski

Parish Welcomes Community to “Almost Free” Yard Sale

On October 15 our parish welcomed hundreds of local residents to our first “Almost Free Yard Sale.”  In addition to being able to shop for mostly free items, more than 225 people were also treated to a hot breakfast and donated pastries. The cafeteria was packed with men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories thanks to the generous response of parishioners to “Let It Go.”  About 425 bags of items were donated! “We were overwhelmed by the generous response of the parish in donating their gently used and never used clothing and other items,” says Marty Wiegers, co-chair...

Welcome Our New Members!

Seven new members were received into Full Communion of the Catholic Church on September 18, receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.  Left to right (back row): Terry Wilson, sponsor Beverly Frein; Jim Fuhrman, sponsor Allie Pawlow; Father John; Janet Fuhrman, sponsor Karlye Keil; sponsor Terry Blair, Jeremy Eades; Elizabeth Steele, sponsor Joyce Reyes; RCIA member Pat Ellis; Deacon Jim; and Deacon Jimmy.  Left to right (front row):  Deacon Ron, sponsor Nancy Jackson, Phyllis Davis; and Sheri Fuhrman, sponsor Jack Pawlow.

Parish Celebrates Father John’s 70th Birthday

The Parish celebrated Father John’s Birthday with the presentation of a framed print of the Adoration of the Maji by Italian artist Gentile da Fabriano and a special blessing at 4:30 pm Mass on September 10.  It was followed by a reception in Morris Hall.  Father was greeted  with “Father John Fans” and an overflow crowd.  The Parish Staff provided a buffet and cake. Go to the Gallery for more photos.  (Click on About tab at top of page, the Galleries)