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December 1, 2018 - 4:30 Mass - IHM


On Saturday, December 1, the RCIA will celebrate the Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming at 4:30 Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. This is the first Rite of the year for those who are asking to be initiated into the Catholic Church at Easter through the RCIA program; which serves all the Catholic parishes in our area.


This Combined Rite is a celebration of the Rite of Acceptance of the unbaptized into the Order of Catechumens and the Rite of Welcoming baptized but previously uncatechized adults, who are preparing for Confirmation and/or Eucharist or reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.


This moving ritual begins the Mass and replaces the Introductory Rite and will lead into the First Reading. Each year we rotate the Rites and this is the first year it is at IHM. We hope you will join us on Saturday, December 1, in welcoming and praying for our catechumens and candidates.





 Please join us as we welcome Antonella Di Piazza, National Coordinator of the Militia of the Immaculata,  back  to Galesburg.   Several people asked if she would speak in Galesburg during our recent all-parish mission. We are fortunate to host her as we look ahead to the Season of Advent.


Saturday, December 1

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Corpus Christi church


Talk will be followed by Holy Hour and confession  11:00 to 12:00


St Patrick's Altar and Rosary Society would like to invite Corpus Christi A&R and Immaculate Heart of Mary's Ladies of Mary to a combined potluck on Tuesday, Dec 4th for some fun and fellowship.  Bring a dish to share and we will provide the rest.  The novena of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be at 6 p.m. in the church for anyone wanting to attend..  We will eat immediately following in the parish hall.  Hope to see you there.


Any questions you can contact me,  Diane McKillip @ 342-0577.  Thank you.


The Galesburg Knights of Columbus will be having a memorial mass at the KC Hall on November 26th at 6 pm.  Light refreshments will be available after the mass. All are invited.


2nd Annual Knight of Columbus 

Catholic Family Potluck

Sunday December 9th 1:00pm—3:00pm

Knights of Columbus Hall


Please bring a side dish to share. All Catholic families are invited. RSVP Dave Wynes @ 309-368-1255. Cash bar will be available.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! In partnership with the City of Galesburg and the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Mona Magness, along with family and friends, will host the Gift of Lights at Lincoln Park this holiday season. The drive at Lincoln Park will consist of decorated trees and displays, as well as a location for kids to drop off their letters to Santa. This event will run November 24th & 25th, December 1st & 2nd and December 8th & 9th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The entrance for this lighted drive will be off Lincoln Park Drive by the Bunker Links Golf Course. The drive is free with a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle, with all money raised going to the non-profit organizations that volunteered to make this event a success. Costa will have an amazing display and we need Volunteer's to make this a success. Nov. 10th @ 10 am & Nov 17th @ 11am ~ SET UP RAIN DATE November 18th - NOON December 1st and 2nd - Helping 6~9pm at the event. To sign up to help please contact: Laun Dunn at (570) 847-9448 or Jamie Dunker at 344-3155

The Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is holding an Advent Day of Reflection on Monday December 3 at Spalding Pastoral Center. Registration starts at 9:15. The day will include talks by Monsignor Dale Wellman and Antonella DiPiazza, FKMI, Nat’l Coordinator of the Militia of the Immaculata. Cost is $18, which includes coffee & donuts and a catered lunch. Mass and a Holy Hour are part of the schedule, which ends at 2 p.m. For more information, call Mary Anna Meyer at (309) 691-3874 or go to

Mercy Tree 2018 at St. Patrick's


Our Catholic community has always been generous and supportive of the 'giving tree' at St. Pat's.  The following is just one of the "thank you" notes we received last year:

"Thank you all so much for the warm clothes my kids received. They are all going to love the toys on Christmas Day! The gift card bought groceries right when we needed them. You made a big difference. Not sure if you all hear thank you enough! God bless you for what you did for my kids."


The Mercy Tree will be set up with 'wants and needs' on Sunday, November 25th.  We ask, if you are able, to please take a paper ornament (gift suggestion), buy the gift, wrap it and attach the paper ornament to the outside of the package and return to St. Pat's on or before Sunday, December 16.


The deadline for submitting names for gifts is Sunday, December 2.  If you or someone you know is in need this Christmas,  please contact St. Pat's parish office at 343-9874 or Deacon Jim and Linda Haneghan at 343-5202.  


Students for Life


My name is Jacinta Boynton. I am the Vice President of Galesburg High School Students for Life Club. 

I want to say thank you to all the parishioners who so generously donate money to our club so that we may attend the March for Life in Washington D.C. 

With your continued support we will be able to show our nation that we are a prolife generation. We are the future leaders and we set the example for other students. With your help we can tell Washington and our country that we, "THE STUDENTS FOR LIFE" believe ALL life has value. That ALL life is sacred from conception to natural death.

Please, I ask if you are able to donate any amount would be so appreciated. 
Checks can be made out to: Knox County Right to life (in memo: Students for Life)
Mail to: Jennifer Remmes 2636 Costa Dr. Galesburg IL 61401

Thank you for supporting us!
God Bless,
Jacinta Boynton