Galesburg Catholic 

Galesburg Catholic Parishes

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First Holy Communion:

First Confession is Wednesday, March 4th, 5:30 PM at Corpus Christi Church. One family member is required to accompany the children, however, we would love to have entire families join us.
First Communion Retreat is Saturday, March 21st, 1:30 - 5:00 PM at IHM Parish Center. We will attend 4:00 PM Mass at IHM. Pick up children at IHM after Mass.

First Holy Communion dates:
IHM: Sunday, April 26th, 11:00 AM Mass
Corpus Christi: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 AM Mass
St. Patrick: Sunday, May 10th, 9:00 AM Mass.
St. Aloysius: Sunday, May 3rd



Confirmation Retreat is Saturday, March 14th, at The Community of St. John’s, Princeville, Illinois. The bus will leave the IHM parking lot at 8:15 and return at 3:00 PM.
All students must have a permission form signed in order to travel with us. The cost is $20 per family. All students should bring a sack lunch.
Checks made payable to IHM.
Confirmation is Saturday, March 28th, 4:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria.
Students should be at the Franz Center (behind the Boy Scout Building on Green Street) at 3:00PM. Sponsors check in at the Cathedral with the pontifical ushers to be seated.
Please note:
There is NO assigned seating for anyone besides the Confirmands and their sponsors. The cathedral fills up very quickly.


Did you Know?


Your child can attend a Catholic School

Financial Assistance Available


Tuition assistance scholarship grants from the endowment fund established as a result of

the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop

Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria, will be available for the 2020-2021 school year for

students enrolled in or intending to enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12 in any

Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are active members of a

Catholic parish in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively


Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained from any

Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria or on the Diocesan

website under Catholic Education and then under Financial Assistance.

Consult the detailed protocols and procedures and checklist for all requirements

necessary to be eligible for an award.

Parents must apply online at: Families of students currently

receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to

renew a grant for the 2020-2021 school year must reapply.

Deadline date for the completed application is April 15, 2020. Notification of grant

awards will be made by the end of June 2020.

Another funding opportunity is also available due to the Invest in Kids Act legislation in

Illinois. Students may be eligible for up to 100% of tuition and fees under a new program

for tax credit scholarships (TCS). Details on how to apply and who qualifies are

available on the Empower Illinois website at Students who

receive a TCS are ineligible to receive a Spalding award.