Welcome Our New Principal

Steve Westrick will be joining our parish staff as Principal, effective June 1.  Steve has been in the education field for more than 30 years, serving in a variety of capacities.  He started his career as a 5th grade teacher in a Catholic grade school.  In 1991, he moved into administration, holding a number of principal and superintendent positions in both Catholic and public schools.  For the past two years, he has been an educational consultant serving schools in Rock Island and Danville, Illinois.  Steve is an active member of his parish, St. Edmund’s in Watseka, Illinois, serving in...

Honoring Our Past…Celebrating Our Future

Save the Date…June 24-25 Plan to attend our dedication celebration for our new gathering space, offices and fellowship hall. Saturday, June 24:  Join parishioners for games, food and refreshments from 2-7 pm. Sunday, June 25:  Bishop Paprocki will dedicate our new building after 10:30 am Mass followed by lunch and tours.

Bible Study – Exodus: Called to Freedom

Do you want to experience true freedom? Have you ever wondered what freedom means, and how to find it? Exodus is often seen as the defining moment in Israel’s history, when God called Israel out of slavery in Egypt to freedom. The story of Exodus isn’t only Israel’s story, however – it’s also our story. Exodus: Called to Freedom looks through the lens of Christ and the Church to show how God ultimately desired to free us from the deadly grip of sin so that we could have authentic freedom. Join us for Exodus: Called to Freedom A 10-week...

This is Commitment Weekend!

January 7 and 8 is Commitment Weekend, the culmination of our “Growing, Living, Building Together” campaign. We are asking all those who have not yet pledged to our campaign to make the gift commitment this weekend. Between now and Celebration Weekend, we will be calling on members who haven’t pledged to more fully explain our campaign effort, answer people’s questions and invite their investment in our future. If you haven’t had an opportunity to let us know your gift intention, and you’d like to save us a call or trip to your home, you can stop by the school cafeteria...

Campaign Prayer Vigil

Please join us for the Campaign Prayer Vigil on Sunday, December 4.  Adoration will begin at 12:00 pm and lasts until 6:30 pm.  The Vigil (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm) is next with readings and songs.  Refreshments in Morris Hall will follow the Vigil. There is a sign-up sheet in the church vestibule or you may call the Parish Office at (618) 345-4343 for more information.

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...
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