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St. Josephine Bakhita, you were sold into slavery as a child
and endured untold hardship and suffering.
Once liberated from your physical enslavement,
you found true redemption in your encounter with
Christ and his Church.
O St. Bakhita, assist all those who are trapped in a state of slavery;
Intercede with God on their behalf
so that they will be released from their chains of captivity.
Those whom man enslaves, let God set free.
Provide comfort to survivors of slavery
and let them look to you as an example of hope and faith.
Help all survivors find healing from their wounds.
We ask for your prayers and intercessions for
those enslaved among us.


The Ladies of Mary from Immaculate Heart of Mary church are sponsoring their annual "Spaghetti Dinner" on Sunday March 3, 2019 at the Parish Activity Center.  Serving will be from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm,   $6.00 for adult and $3.00 for children under 10.  Dinner includes spaghetti, meat sauce, salad or applesauce, cinnamon/garlic bread, dessert and drink.  Eat in or carry out available.


The Men’s Group will begin meeting again Saturdays Feb 2 through March 30 at 6:30 am at St Patrick’s. Rosary followed by breakfast and book study..  Questions contact Dave Cratty at 815-353-7712 or

Ireland Trip: During these cold and snowy days of January and February, THINK IRELAND! You are invited to join Msgr Paul E Showalter, Vicar General Emeritus on an 11-day pilgrimage to Ireland, September 9-19, 2019. You will experience the beauty and peacefulness of a Fall trip to the land of Saints and Scholars.  Waterford, Killarney, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Knock and Dublin are just a few of the sights we will visit.  There will be daily Mass as well as time to relax and enjoy the true experience of Ireland.  For a brochure or information contact Karen Small at (309) 677-7001 or by email at


The Brothers of Saint John Women’s Retreat

March 21-24, 2019

Registration can be performed with Br. Emmanuel, our Guest master, at the following e-mail address:

Please let him know if you need an accommodation (recommended) and which meals you will be taking with the Community.


Men’s Retreat by the Community of Saint John in Princeville

February 15-17, 2019

For all men in all stages of life

Registration can be done with Br. Emmanuel, our Guest master, at the following e-mail address

Please let him know if you need an accommodation (recommended) and which meals you will be taking with the Community.


Costa Auction: Please consider making a tax-deductible donation by sponsoring this event or donating an item to the live or silent auction please contact Jamie Dunker at 344-3155 or deliver to Costa.
To see more information please click HERE

First Communion Information:

February 13th-Parent Meeting-6pm at the McAteer Center. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend.

February 23rd-First Communion Retreat begins at 1:30pm –5:00pm at the IHM Activity Center.

March 13th-First Confession 5:30pm at Corpus Christi


Confirmation Information:

January 30th– 6:00pm –Parent Meeting at IHM This is for both parishes,both CCD & Costa

March 16th –Confirmation Retreat will be from 11am to 5pm at the IHM Activity Center.

April 6th-Confirmation at the Cathedral in Peoria –4pm


Youth Group Meetings for February: Meets this Sunday, February 10th at IHM 6:45pm & February 17th for the 6:00pm Explanatory Mass and at the Parish Center immediately following Mass. 

Catholic Diocese of Peoria Youth Rally 2019

Love and Self Worth

Featuring: Leah Darrow

March 23, 2019 12-8pm

Spalding Pastoral Center—Peoria


Open to all High School Teens/Space limited

Registration Deadline, March 6, 2019

Inspiring Talks, Adoration, Mass, Confession, Games, Food & More!

Questions? Contact the Office of Evangelization at or 309-671-1550

Contact your Parish Youth Coordinator to sign up.

Registration deadline is March 6th. Cost is $30 per person (includes dinner & t-shirt).