The Catholics of LaSalle in the Illinois River Valley are served by the Parishes of St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick as well as the Shrine Queen of the Holy Rosary and Trinity Catholic Academy.
Emmaus Days Sessions 2015
Bishop Jenky meets with our Emmaus Days participants at the diocesan retreat house in Henry and at St. Bede Abbey. Just as last year, the parishes in Lasalle had the strongest presence at these retreats which provide a fun atmosphere for prayer, learning, and fraternity. Participants are given the opportunity to interact with priests, seminarians and others their own age, both in serious spiritual matters and lighthearted activities. We are very proud of the nineteen young men who took time from their summer vacation to refocus on those things that are most important in life.
Congratulations TCA Class of 2015!
Our TCA Students Place in CSW Contest
Annual Diocese Appeal
Appeal Sunday, April 18-19: Today the 2015 Annual Diocesan Appeal begins in our parish and throughout the Diocese of Peoria. This is an opportunity to unite with all Catholics in our Diocese to share our blessings and to share God’s love with each other. Remembering that a gift to this Appeal benefits both our parish and our Diocese, please give generously, as God has given to you.
What is the Annual Diocesan Appeal? The Annual Diocesan Appeal is the yearly campaign that supports all the work that Christ has asked us to do in serving our fellow man here in the Diocese of Peoria. It includes ministries that bring comfort to our seniors, food and shelter to those in need, education to all who desire to join the Catholic Faith, training to our young seminarians, Pre-Cana for engaged couples, adult faith formation, and importantly, leadership in our schools so that the next generation will carry on the Catholic Faith that we so lovingly cherish. Every individual is prayerfully asked for their financial support.
How does the ADA benefit my parish and me? Every single one of our parishes is the beneficiary of the Annual Diocesan Appeal! The Diocese is the sum total of all the parishes. Thousands upon thousands of Catholics in the Diocese are directly or indirectly served by Diocesan programs and services. In addition, any money that is paid over the parish’s goal will be returned to the parish for its own programs and services.
Is there a minimum I need to donate? There is no minimum. All gifts are gratefully accepted and valued. As stewards, we should take the time to reflect on our God given gifts of time, talent and treasure. Charitable giving is a reflection of our Christian Stewardship of treasure.
And Congratulations to all who received Sacraments of Initiation this Easter! See more photos here.
Don't forget to renew your Catholic Post Subscription for 2015
2015 Parish Census
By baptism, we are each incorporated permanently into the Church – the Body of Christ. It is by this reality that we have our universal rights and our duties as Christians. At the same time, we know that we actively live and practice our faith in a particular community called a parish. Officially a parish is a geographic location in the Diocese that is served by a particular parish church. Generally one would be considered a member of a parish by simply living within the territorial boarders of a given parish.
However in the United States (and especially in the Illinois Valley) we see that other cultural factors have a greater role than geography in determining the unity and identity of a parish church. For this reason it is important for a parish to know who considers themselves to be a member of the parish.
We live in a fluid society. The populations of our towns and parishes are not as static as they once were. And so it is necessary from time to time to completely update our parishioner information. As we evaluate the current accuracy of our register, it is clear that we need to do a complete update. We are asking every household to complete a parish census form. Even if you have been a life-long parishioner, we want to make sure we have your correct information.