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.
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 www.cdop.org 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: online.factsmgt.com/aid. 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 www.empowerillinois.org. Students who
receive a TCS are ineligible to receive a Spalding award.