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COSTA CATHOLIC ACADEMY is taking applications for a full-time secretary beginning July 1, 2019, with part-time work beginning upon hire. Qualified applicants will have an Associate Degree in Administrative Assistant, Secretarial Science, or Office Assistant or equivalent work experience. Must have a working knowledge of basic office equipment, technology, and computers, including school management, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Must have good communication and clerical skills, including a pleasant telephone manner, be tactful and considerate, works well with others, functions well under pressure and reacts calmly in emergency and stressful situations, is trustworthy and respects confidentiality, demonstrates organizational skills, and is loyal to Costa Catholic Academy, the Galesburg area Catholic community and the Peoria Diocese. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume including references, and 3 letters of recommendation to Mr. Joe Buresh, Principal, Costa Catholic Academy, 2726 Costa Drive, Galesburg, IL 61401. Annual salary will be dependent on qualifications. Application deadline is April 22, 2019, with anticipated part-time start date of May 1, 2019.

Upcoming Events in our Catholic Community!

All are invited to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 pm on April 28 at IHM Church. 
After the Chaplet,  gather in the IHM Activity Center for a movie related to Divine Mercy, popcorn, cookies, and beverages.
All Galesburg and area Catholic parishioners are invited.
ANNUAL MEN’S MARCH & MASS: The Annual Call to Catholic Men of Faith - Men’s March & Mass will be Saturday, April 27th. 8:30 am - We gather at the Gateway Building on the Peoria Riverfront - Confessions & Concessions will be available 9:00 am - Opening Prayer 9:15 am - Rally - Fr. Matt Deptula 9:45 am - Men’s March to the Cathedral 10:30 am - Mass with Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky. Lunch & fellowship following Mass at the Spalding Pastoral Center. More information can be found on the Diocese website:

Corpus Christi's Altar & Rosary Society

  On Tuesday, April 23rd,  the Corpus Christi Altar & Rosary Society will be sponsoring its annual Spring Salad Luncheon, Bake and Craft

Sales.  Donations of salads and workers are needed.  If you can donate a salad and/or work in the kitchen, please call Mary Helen Davison, 351-2072, or Bev Bryan, 299-9017.  If you can donate for the Bake Sale, please call Donna Ross, 342-6373,  Please, no cream pies or desserts that need refrigeration.  If you would like to work in the dining room, please call Lois Holmstrom, 343-4745.  For information about Crafts, please contact Kay Miller, 289-6340. 


St Patrick's Altar and Rosary Society is planning a baked potato bar on Sunday, May 5th,  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall.  The cost is $6.00 and includes your potato and  choice of toppings as well as dessert and drink. 


We hope to see you there.


If you have any questions please feel free to call me, Diane McKillip at 342 - 0577.   Thank you for your continued support.


The Men’s Group will resume Sat May 4 at 6:30am, St Patrick’s. We will be reading the Acts of the Apostles. Bring your Bible. Rosary followed by breakfast, and scripture study. 
Contact Dave Cratty with questions 815-353-7712 or




The Diocese of Peoria is conducting a feasibility study for a Western Diocesan Catholic High School to serve families in the western counties of the diocese.  A focus group of parishioners and parents (grades 2- 8)  is being scheduled to seek information that will help our consultant understand the needs in the community, your preferences as parishioners and parents, and potential for a new Catholic high school.  Would you be willing to invest approximately 1 hour of your time as a focus group member at any of the following times:

April 30, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Immaculate Conception School, Monmouth

(115 N. B Street, Monmouth)

Please come even if you are unsure about Catholic schools.

Mother-Daughter Tea 

"We are wonderfully made"

for girls ages 10-13 years of age


Saturday - April 27, 2019

9:30am - 12:30pm


Corpus Christi McAteer Center

273 S. Prairie St.-Galesburg, IL

RSVP by Monday - April 15, 2019

Cost: $15.00 (Family Price)

Please Click HERE to register for this event!


First Communion Dates:

IHM- April 28th

Corpus Christi- May 5th

St. Patrick's- May 12th


Information to come!

All In A Day’s Work:

Seeing work from God’s perspective

Princeville Teen Summer Institute

July 13-21

Registration fee $310


We invite teens, ages 16–18, to embark on

an 8 day summer session full of fun,

friendship, recreation, prayer, and study.

Our retreat will be on the monastery

grounds of the Community of St. John in

Princeville, IL. For 15 summers, young

people have gathered at the Eagle Eye

Teen Summer Institute in Princeville, to

search for what is most profound — GOD. with questions




Clearing of grounds has begun at St. Joseph Cemetery. Families are asked to remove any Fall and Christmas decoration no later than May 10, 2019. Any decorations remaining after that date may be subject to removal. Damaged or broken statues or ornaments will also be removed.


Owners are reminded of the following guidelines:

The planting of trees, shrubs and other plants is not allowed. However – placing real or artificial flowers and plants is encouraged provided they are placed in containers attached to the monument or in a metal or plastic case nested in the ground and adjacent to the monument.


Any flower pot, container or vase sitting on the turf will be removed within three (3) weeks.


No glass containers are allowed.


PLEASE NOTE: The cemetery association 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.