The Catholics of LaSalle in the Illinois River Valley are served by the Parishes of St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick, as well as Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine and Trinity Catholic Academy.
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Parish Updates for December 2020
Missalettes for Daily Masses at Holy Rosary will be available at the doors. Please remember if you take a missalette, that it is yours for keeps! We recommend putting you name on it in case you forget it. If you aren't able to make it to Holy Rosary and would like a missalette, please reply to this email and we will find a way to get one to you. As always, the Mass readings can be found on the Bishop's website: bible.usccb.org.
Advent begins this weekend! As we prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus at Christmas this year, COVID limits our activities, but let there be no "social distancing" with God our Father! Here are some resources to encourage the coming of His spiritual birth into our own hearts:
1) Prayer Books: We will not be able to pass out Advent devotionals this year because of COVID, but with special arrangements from the publisher, all La Salle Catholic Parishioners have free access to "Now is the Time" booklet online. This devotional consists of a daily scripture verse, meditation, and challenge question for the day. It is available in English and Spanish, see the links below.
2) Advent Guided Prayer: Mondays 7 - 8pm Advent Guided Prayer using Lectio Divina via Zoom Meeting: join in early if you need help connecting or contact Sue at 815 343 6453 for help. Have the Advent Lectio pages from our bulletin handy, or just follow along on the screen. Follow this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5558890795 OR just phone in! Call 312 626 6799 and dial in the meeting ID # 555 889 0795. Join for the prayer, and then, if you choose, stay for discussion.
3)Bible Study: Tuesdays 6 - 7pm Bible Study on the Acts of the Apostles at St. Patrick's Church where we can sanitize and spread out! Bring a Bible if you have one or buy one there for $5. Each meeting has its own topic as we go through the Book of Acts, so please feel free to join us whenever possible. We will meet on the 1st of December. The 8th will not have a class as we celebrate the Immaculate Conception. We will meet again on the 15th, before we break until after Christmas.
Our Giving Trees are a bit different this year. All three churches have a Catholic Charities Giving Tree. There are so many families this year that could use some help! To lessen the spread of COVID, Catholic Charities will be accepting gift cards only (NO GIFTS!). Please pick an ornament and then return the gift card(s) with the ornament in an envelope and place it in the Church Collection box or the mailbox at the church office. We have extended the deadline to return the gift cards to Sunday December 6. It's certainly not the same as picking out and donating an actual gift, but this will still brighten Christmas for people in our area.
Office closed to in-person visits. To do our part to reduce the risk of Coronavirus spread, we will not be keeping in-person office hours until our local situation improves. Please call or email if you should need anything. We are here working and will be taking or returning your calls, but it would be best if we didn't meet face-to-face in the office. As of now, we have no contact tracing linking our Parishes or School to the spread of the virus. Please help us keep one another as safe as possible.
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Saturday Vigil Masses
4pm In-person Mass at St. Hyacinth
5:15 pm In-person and Streamed Mass at St Patrick
Sunday Masses and Services
7am In-person and Streamed Mass at St Patrick
9am In-person Mass at St. Hyacinth
10am Communion Service at St Patrick Parking lot
10am In-person Mass at Holy Rosary Shrine (Latin)
10:30am In-person and Streamed Mass at St Patrick
12pm In-person and Streamed Mass at St Hyacinth (Spanish)
5:30pm In-person Mass at Holy Rosary Shrine (English)
Saturday 3-4pm St. Patrick Main Church
(enter and wait in the Relic Chapel, use the courtyard door)
Monday 4:30-5:15pm Holy Rosary Sacristy
(except second Mondays of the month)
Wednesday 7-8pm Holy Rosary Sacristy
Weekday Masses and Adoration at Holy Rosary
Morning Mass 8:00am Monday-Friday
Evening Mass 5:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
First Saturday Mass 8:00am (Latin)
Adoration is available Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm until 8pm.
Wednesday Adoration is from 8:30am until 8pm
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:15pm
Sunday Masses: 7am, 10:30am, and 12pm (Spanish)
Weekday Masses: 8am
Weekday Rosary: 3pm and 8:30pm (Spanish)
The dispensation from attendance at Sunday Mass remains in effect. As Catholic Christians, worship at Mass on Sundays is the most basic and important foundation of our spiritual lives. Nonetheless, no one is being encouraged to resume physical presence at Mass if it does not seem prudent.
Wear your mask. Masks are required while entering and leaving the church. We have a limited supply of masks for those who need one, but please bring your own if possible.
Sit in marked pews. Individuals or households need to continue to be at least six feet apart. Please also keep a safe distance in line for Communion.
We can't take up a collection. But the wooden drop safe will be in the aisle for donations before or after the Mass.
2020 Diocesan Appeal Video - Please Watch!
Communion Service Sunday at 10am
We are a Sacramental People – God comes to us in real and sacred ways. We’ve been without the sacraments, especially the sacraments of Frequent Reception, the Sacraments that keep us going spiritually: Confession of the Sins, and the Holy Eucharist. A few weeks ago we were able to begin offering Confession in an outdoor confessional. Now we are excited to begin Brief Holy Communion services and eventually perhaps even Holy Mass also in the relative safer outdoor environment.
The brief Holy Communion services is offered at 10am on Sunday mornings. Of course, weather is a factor and we will announce if there is a change at the Mass and on the website.
The Communion service will happen in blacktop parking lot directly in front of St. Patrick Church. Enter on the South end of the Lot, across from the Library. Look for the Vatican Flags that mark the entrance. Once in the lot, drive forward in one of the nine lanes marked in blue paint. Drive all the way up following the arrows until you reach the yellow and white lines before the fence. Larger or taller vehicles, please park on Marquette street or in a side lane. We might not always have a good view. But that is okay.
Please come early, to allow time to get parked and ready for prayer. Tune your radio to our FM frequency to hear the service: 105.1 FM. When it is time for Communion the priests will come to your car. They will have liquid sanitizer to regularly purify their fingers. Please offer your “Amen” quietly to avoid speaking over the ciborium of hosts that are being taken to other cars. After everyone has received Communion, there will be a final prayer and blessing. Cars will leave the lot in an orderly way through the North exit, beginning with the column to the East. Please allow the lane to your right to completely empty before moving towards the exit. Let’s not be in a hurry, this is a time to be with the Lord we have just received.
Bishop Jenky on Fatima and Sheen
LIVE Mass on Facebook
LIVE Videos on EWTN
Internet not your thing? Check out the Live Mass on EWTN at 7am with rebroadcasts at 11am, 6pm, and 11pm. EWTN Rosary is prayed at 10:30am and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2pm.
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Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May!
Father, As your Son was raised on the cross, His mother Mary stood by Him, sharing His sufferings. May your Church be united with Christ in His suffering and so come to share in His rising to new life. God of mercy, listen to the prayers of your servants who honor your handmaid Mary as mother and queen. Grant that by your grace, we may serve you and our neighbor on earth and be welcomed into your eternal kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. cf. USCCB,
Our Lady, Crowned, with the names of our parishioners. Help of Christians, Pray for Us!
Demand a COVID-19 Vaccine Free from Abortion
There is absolutely no reason why a vaccine for COVID-19 should be connected to abortion. But that is exactly what may happen in the coming months. Among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are unnecessarily being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted babies.
This is an unneeded exploitation the bodies of aborted children. Other cell lines or processes that do not involve cells from abortions are certainly available and are regularly used for producing vaccines including those for the COVID-19 virus.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) along with leaders of many healthcare, bioethics, and pro-life organizations, is urging the Trump Administration to make sure that vaccines for COVID-19 are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion.
LaSalle Parish Life Montage
Quarantined in LaSalle
Trinity Catholic Academy Introduces Transfer Grants
Transfer Grants of 50% off regular tuition for qualifying students grades 1-7 available for the 2019-2020 school year.
The TCA Education Commission working with the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools is announcing a 50% transfer grant for new qualifying students when they transfer to our school for the first year and a 25% grant the year after.
TCA 1st - 4th Grades sing the Memorare
See more videos of our music program here.
Archive 2020 See previous website entries in the Archives.
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