Parish Announcements:

  • The Parish Secretary will be on vacation Thursday, July 23 through Monday, July 27.  She will be back in the office on Tuesday, July 28.  Any business that can wait for her return will be greatly appreciated.
  • THE PARISH HALL WILL BE CLOSED from Monday, July 20 through Sunday, August 2 to strip and re-wax the floors.  Everyone’s cooperation in staying out of the parish hall during these dates is appreciated.

  • SUMMER HOURS:  The parish office will be CLOSED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS through Labor Day.

  • CCD IS LOOKING FOR AIDES & SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS for Wednesdays after school for the 2015-2016 school year.  If interested, please contact Karen Peissig at 815-822-3282.

  • CENACLE:  Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the church,  Please join The Women of the Visitation Prayer Group and St. Mary's Youth Group as we once again host this powerful prayer experience in which the Sisters of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary will focus participants on the things of God and support a profound encounter with Jesus.  This evening of prayer will include Exposition/Adoration/Benediction as well as Mass.  For more information, please contact Mary A. Billington, Diane Wagner or Amelia Misiak with questions.  Hope to see you there!

  • RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is starting the formation of their next class to begin Monday, August 31.  If you or someone you know is interested in converting to, or learning more about the Catholic Faith, please call Jim & Mary Billington at 815-844-3008 or the parish office at 844-7683.  We are also in need of sponsors for the candidates.  If you would like information about that, please call Jim & Mary as well.
  • WEEKLY PRAYER VIGIL FOR OUR NATION:  Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. we will have exposition, adoration, and benediction to pray for our nation and God’s intervention to change the hearts of our nation’s leaders.

  • “WOMEN OF THE VISITATION” PRAYER GROUP:  All women of the parish are invited to join us in prayer every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in the convent chapel.  Please use the west door off the parking lot. No sign up needed, come whenever you can.