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Class on Apologetics
by Fr. Patrick Riordan
at the IHM Activity Center
Mondays 6:30pm - 8pm
September 17th - Oct. 22nd.
The Saturday morning Men’s prayer, breakfast and book study will begin again on 9/29 at 6:30 AM at St. Pat’s. The book study is Praying the Psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours. Book cost is $16. Contact Dave Cratty at 815.353.771 or
The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Community of our area invite you to attend a
Saturday, September 29, 2018   at   5:30 pm
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
273 S. Prairie Street, 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

All women of the Peoria Diocese are invited to the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Biennial Convention on Saturday, October 27 at St Matthew Church, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, Champaign. Our theme is from Venerable Fulton Sheen: “For a woman, love is its own reason.” Cost is just $25/person for the day, which includes lunch. We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker is Bonnie Engstrom, whose family has special ties to Fulton Sheen’s canonization cause! For registration information and a schedule of the day’s events, go to or call Kim Padan, PDCCW President, at 217-898-5256.


The Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (PDCCW) is hosting a special event on Saturday, September 29th ~ 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The Marriage Enrichment & Date Night or “How To Be Married and Stay Engaged” will be presented by Dr. Jim Healy. Dr Healy has contributed chapters to a number of books on family ministry and has also written online for the USCCC website. Since 1989, he has been the director of the Office of Family Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet IL. In down-toearth and sometimes humorous terms, Dr Healy will show how to live your marriage vows more joyfully and completely. Registration is $50/couple and will include a buffet dinner by Michael’s Italian Feast. Please mail your registration form BY September 20th. Lap babies are welcome and to inquire about free, on-site babysitting, call Bert at 309-822-4296. Babysitting will be on first-come, first-serve basis. There is a flyer on the bulletin board & registration forms are on the table in the vestibule.

The 177 Project

Adoration Across the Nation

Diocese of Peoria will be held at Sacred Heart 

in Rock Island

Thursday, September 20th

Doors open at 6pm

Rosary at 6:45pm

Eucharist Adoration at 7pm

Concert at 8:15pm

Confessions will also be heard!

Free Tickets available at

All who have purchased the beautiful Christmas Ornaments from K.C.R.L in the past, are greatly appreciated!  This up coming year will be our 23rd year.  Can you believe it?  The ornament this year is the word F-A-M-I-L-Y spelled out in blue and silver.  Gorgeous!  Please help us again so we can continue to promote life.  Any questions, call Pat 343-2852 or Helen 342-4383.  Thank you so much!


40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally-September 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at Riverside Community Church-207 NE Monroe. Speaker-Andrew Whalen-Prayer & Justice Ministries.

Galesburg Catholic Parishes

3-Day Marian Event

Thursday, October 4th

Friday, October 5th

Saturday, October 6th


Two Great Marian Saints –

Pope Saint John Paul II and

Saint Maximilian Kolbe

and their love for the Rosary –

What does that have to do with me?


John Galten, National President of the Militia of the Immaculata (M I) will lead us during the 3 days as he brings new insights into these saints and their love for the most holy rosary. John has given many retreats particularly on the spiritual life and on the thought of John Paul II.


Following the pattern of a parish mission, each evening will begin with a talk, followed by time for prayer and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The evenings will lead into the 8:00 rosary which is prayed nightly at IHM during October; and end with an opportunity to meet John and visit with others.


Thursday and Friday 7:00 – 8:30 at IHM

Saturday morning at Corpus Christi will begin 10:00 with presentation followed by holy hour. The morning will end with lunch served at Corpus parish center at noon.


A Year of Firsts

A practical and spiritually based series on grief for the newly bereaved

Sunday, Sept. 16- 3 - 5p.m. "Lost & Alone?"

Sunday, Sept. 23- 3-5 p.m. "The Business of Death"

Sunday, Sept. 30- 3- 5 p.m. "Where do I Go from Here?"

Presented by Deacon Michael Crummer, Pastoral Care, OSF Hospice/Home Health

All Sessions held at OSF Hospice/Home Health Offices (Bldg Norhwest of OSF St. Mary Medical Center)

3405 N. Seminary St, Galesburg

Please call 309-344-9700 for more information

There is no cost to attend

*Series is geared toward those with loss of a loved one 18 months ago or less; but all are welcome.

Costa Catholic Academy's 61st Annual Chicken Dinner-Sunday, September 23rd -11:00am-6:00pm

Please join us for our annual chicken dinner.

meals will be served in the gymnasium located at Costa Catholic Academy 2726 Costa Dr. Galesburg.

Carry-out and drive-up service is also available

Prices: $9.00 for adults & $5.00 for children (10 and under)

For additional information please contact Costa at 309-344-3151

Financial Peace University will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M. starting September 11th and finishing on November 6th. The class will be held at IHM Activity Center. You may sign up online at If you have questions feel free to contact Bradley Hix at 309-509-0855 or at 


Respect Life Dinner, Sunday, October 7,2018

Thomas Brejcha, Speaker at Respect Life Dinner.

Thomas Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, defending the sanctity of life, religious liberty, and family values, will be the speaker at the annual Respect Life Dinner, Sunday, October 7, at 6 p.m. at Barrack’s Cater Inn, 1224 W. Pioneer Parkway, Peoria, IL.

Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased in advance, by Sept. 30, by sending a check to the Respect Life Dinner Committee, c/o Mrs. Jan Smith, P.O. Box 368, Morton, IL 61550. Phone 309-266-9391. Unfortunately tickets will not be available at the door.

You may be a “dinner sponsor” with a donation of $50 or more. A “friend” of the dinner may make a donation of a different amount. If you choose to be a sponsor or friend please attach a note with your check. Friends and sponsors will be recognized in the evening’s program.

Profit from the dinner will be used to purchase supplies for the Family Resources Center.

For more information on the Rachel's Vineyard Retreats in our Diocese please click here.