Galesburg Catholic 

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...Some of the upcoming events in the area...
PLEASE NOTE: Next week Monday, Sept 25 thru Friday, Sept 29th - the Exit Drive at IHM will be CLOSED. They will be pouring concrete and it has to have time to cure & strengthen. Weather permitting, this is the schedule. if it changes - I will repost. 

The Knights of Columbus 

and the Catholic Community of our area 

invite you to attend a


Friday, September 29, 2017

6:30 pm

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.

ROSARY TO BE PRAYED -Beginning Sunday - October 1st and continuing through & including October 31st, we will pray the Rosary, in the Church, every night at 8pm at IHM. 
The ONLY exception is Friday - October 13th - which is the last Marian Holy Hour which begins at 7pm. We will pray the Rosary during the Holy Hour and NOT at 8pm.



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

-Faith Education 

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.)  

Youth Group for 2017 - 2018 will kick off next Sunday, September 24th, 6:30PM upstairs in the IHM Activity Center! All high school students in our cluster parishes are invited to join us. Our evenings consist of Faith, Food, Friendship and Fun. We hope you can join us! For more information, please contact Laura Junk at 337-0301

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

The Diocese is launching a Eucharistic centered High School retreat for young people in grades 9-12. It will take place November 3rd ~ 5th. Mark your calendars and talk with Laura Junk for more details.

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.

Thank you!

Costa Catholic Academy Job Openings an after-school director For further information please call Costa Catholic Academy.

Check out the website Calendar for more information-click HERE