NOTE: Stations of the Cross
moved to St. Patrick Church
until repairs at St. Mary are completed.
NO FIRST FRIDAY services
on March 6.
Durand Ecumenical Council
will start collecting food the weekend of Feb. 21/22 for their Easter Basket Program for local, low-income seniors and families.
Please leave non-perishable,
non-expired food, paper items and personal items in the baskets in the church foyers.
Volunteers will be needed Saturday, March 28, to pack and deliver boxes.
Our Respect Life Ministry is forming an e-mail tree. Sign up online here.
We are seeking an organist
to help with our 8:00 mass.
Organists receive a stipend
per mass played.
Please call the parish office at
815/248-2409 if you are interested.
We, the Catholic Faith Community of St. Mary/St. Patrick, called by Baptism to be a visible sign of Christ’s love, commit ourselves to witness to Jesus Christ’s Gospel call to spread the word of God through the celebration of the sacraments, through the practice of Christ’s law of love and through personal growth and relationship with Jesus Christ.
Daily Mass: February 19 until Holy Week
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays: St. Mary Church, 7:30 a.m.
Thursdays: St. Mary Church, 7:00 p.m
Communion Service: Mondays, 7:30 a.m.
Stations of the Cross and Benediction
Friday, February 27 and March 6: St. Patrick Church, 7:00 p.m.
Following Fridays: Location TBA
Durand Ecumenical Council Lenten Lunches
Wednesdays, February 25 – March 25, 12 noon — 1:00 p.m.
Held at Durand United Methodist Church. Each of the churches of the DEC (Cornerstone Foursquare, St. Mary/St. Patrick, Trinity Lutheran, United Methodist) will alternate preparing the simple meal and providing a short Lenten reflection. In the event of a weather-related school closing, the lunch will be cancelled. The lunch is free, but donations will be accepted.
Extra opportunities for confession have been added – view here
Communal Penance Service will be March 25 – time TBA
Operation Rice Bowl
Cardboard Rice Bowls may be found in the pamphlet rack at the entrance to the
church. Visit crsricebowl.org for more info.