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.
Did you spot the new billboard?
The Illinois Valley Latin Mass community set up a billboard inviting all to experience the Mass in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. Mass is at 10am on Sundays at Holy Rosary. On third Sundays the Mass in sung.
TCA Annual Cash Raffle
1st Prize winner $10,000; 2nd Prize winner receives $2,500 or 1 year Parishioner tuition and fees for one child at TCA; 3rd-5th Prize winners receive $500 each. GRAND DRAWING WILL BE HELD AT TCA'S TRIVIA NIGHT APRIL 16, 2016. Two early Bird prizes of $1,000 are drawn on October 25, 2015 at the TCA Spaghetti Dinner and on March 17, 2016 at the TCA Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Tickets are sold for a donation of $50 each or 3 tickets for $125 or 6 tickets for $225. Tickets can be purchased through any TCA student or the TCA office. (Winnings are taxable income.)
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins Sept 22nd
Do you know someone who would like to be Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) began on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Hyacinth Rectory. All those interested in becoming Catholic, and those Catholics who are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, are invited to attend. For more information, call the Parish Office 815-223-0641.
Bible Study on Wednesdays
Bible Study with Father Dittmer will resume on Wednesday, September 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the side chapel at St. Patrick Church. Join us as we study the readings and the Gospel for the upcoming weekend.
Fall 2015 Schedules
Our volunteer schedules for Altar Servers, Mass Readers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are ready and on our schedule page. Please call the office if you have a conflict and cannot find a substitute. Thank you for your service!
Immigrants and Faith: Shepherding the Flock
Bible Study with Father Dittmer will resume on Wednesday, September 23, in the side chapel at St. Patrick Church. Join us as we study the readings and the Gospel for the upcoming weekend.
Emmaus Days 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.
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.
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