MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!
The Ladies of Mary are hosting a Retirement Party - Open House for Msgr. Ernie on Sunday, May 6th from 2 ~ 4pm at the IHM Activity Center.
He has a gift registry at Target. Also gift cards for Hy-Vee, Target, Walmart, etc and monetary donations are welcome as he sets up his new place at Seminary Estates.
Cake and drinks will be served
2018 ADA: The Diocese of Peoria is made up of 159 parishes and about 57,000 registered Catholic families. There are many ministries and apostolates that the Diocese can offer that we as a single parish cannot. Catechetical training for schools and CCD teachers, recruitment and training of priests, medical care for retired priests, ministry to our students on college campuses, evangelization, administration of many of the details of parish finances… these are just a few of the many services we receive from the Diocese of Peoria. Your support, in prayer and through your sacrificial gift, make it possible to provide these services.
Let us Pray for all of our people, that God will truly bless us for our support of our parish and our Annual Diocesan Appeal, and unite us in this endeavor and for those now studying for the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Peoria, may God guide and strengthen them in the discernment of their vocation.
ST JOSEPH CEMETERY SPRING CLEAN UP
Clearing of grounds has begun at St Joseph Cemetery. Families are asked to remove any Fall and Christmas decorations no later than April 30, 2018. Decorations remaining after that date may be subject to disposal.
Owners are reminded of the following:
The planting of trees, shrubs and other plants is forbidden. However - Placing of real or artificial flowers is encouraged – provided they are placed in containers attached to the monument or in a metal case nested in the ground and adjacent to the monument.
Any flower pot, container or vase sitting on the turf shall be removed within three (3) weeks.
No glass containers are allowed.
The Pastor reserves the right to have removed from any lot or grave any objects which are detrimental to the appearance of the cemetery grounds or that interfere with routine maintenance. This is per diocesan statutes for our Catholic cemeteries.
in our Parish Community-
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion
April 29th-IHM’s First Communion (11am)
May 6th-Corpus Christi’s First Communion (10am)
May 13th-St. Patrick’s First Communion (11:30am)