The Knights of Columbus
and the Catholic Community of our area
invite you to attend a
Friday, September 29, 2017
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
858 S. Academy, Galesburg
A Blue Mass is a traditional Catholic Mass offered especially for the protection and blessing of our public safety workers. It is called a "Blue Mass" in honor of the typical uniform color of those who serve. These men and women are who we rely on to keep us safe and cared for on a daily basis often making sacrifices in their own lives. We want to show our police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel and their families our support, appreciation, and gratitude, and offer our continual prayers for their protection and well being.
September 29 is the feast of the Archangels
St. Michael (Patron Saint of Police Officers),
St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
Public Safety workers are encouraged to wear their uniforms
Life Chain will be held Sunday, October 1st.
Pick up your sign between 1:30 & 1:45 p.m. at the parking lot in the first block west of N. Henderson Street on W. Fremont Street. From 1:45- 2:45 stand in prayer along Fremont and Henderson Streets. From 3:00 - 3:30 join the Prayer Rally at Colonial Baptist Church at 1232 West Fremont Street.
If standing for an hour is difficult for you, please bring a lawn chair. Life Chain is a powerful, peaceful, prayerful activity that unites our community as we Stand for Life.
CORPUS CHRISTI ANNUAL
BLESSINGS OF PETS
In celebration of The Feast of St Francis of Assisi (October 4th), Corpus Christi will hold a “blessing of the pets” on Friday October 6th.
The feast commemorates the life of St. Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed” because of St Francis’ love for animals as expressed in his Canticle of Creatures.
Blessings will take place at 1:30 pm, and 5:30 pm in the church playground. All pets should be on a leash or in a secure crate or pet carrier as the church cannot be responsible for any accidents. May God, who created the animals of this earth as a help and companions to us, continue to protect and sustain them with the grace his blessing brings, now and forever. AMEN
in our Parish Community-
Men's Group will meet Sept 23 at 6:30 a.m. at St Patrick's Church for rosary, breakfast, and scripture reflection. Bring your bible! If you have not attended a Men's Group meeting this is a perfect opportunity to give it try so set the alarm and join us!
(The men's group will begin meeting again on consecutive Saturdays Oct 14 through Nov 18.)
Mother-Daughter Tea-Fertility Appreciation
For girls ages 10-13
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Corpus Christi McAteer Center
RSVP by Sunday, October 1, 2017
No charge, but a free will donation will be accepted
Costa is hoping to begin Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for preschool through first grade this school year! As we begin planning the atrium we are looking for individuals who may be willing to donate their time and talent.
We would welcome
-anyone willing to paint small peg figures, help with putting packets together etc.
We are also looking for items for practical life works such as small, ceramic pitchers (such as cream pitchers), metal measuring spoons, and small glass bowls.
Please contact Jenn Moffitt or Jill Marasa if you’re able to help.