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.
Videos from Facebook below:
3pm Confessions @ St Patrick courtyard
4pm Streamed and In-person Mass @ St Patrick
5pm Communion Service @ St Patrick Parking lot
8am Streamed and In-person Mass @ St Patrick
9am Communion Service @ St Patrick Parking lot
10am Streamed and In-person Mass @ St Patrick
11am Communion Service @ St Patrick Parking lot
12pm Streamed and In-person Mass @ St Patrick
1pm Communion Service @ St Patrick Parking lot
1) 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.
2) We will continue to offer Masses on the Facebook page. Visit (facebook.com/lasallecatholicparishes). You do not need to be a member of Facebook to view the live Masses or recorded videos.
3) Communion Services will continue. Those wishing to receive Communion without leaving the car will still be able to do so. Services are broadcast on low-power radio at 105.1FM. Priests purify their fingers in alcohol between each car.
4) Confessions will continue outdoors at St. Patrick. When the weather becomes an issue, we will duck into the Relic Chapel, which provides for a safer, less confined space.
Attending Weekend Mass
1) Weekend Masses will continue to be at St. Patrick. The times are 4pm Saturday and 8am, 10am, and Noon (Spanish) on Sunday.
2) Park in the concrete lot just off Joliet Street. Do not park on the blacktop lot that is being used for Communion Services. If you park there, your car may be blocked in until the Communion Service is over.
3) Use the side doors. Please do not come to the front doors. Volunteers will be ready to greet you and help you sanitize your hands at the west door (Marquette side) on Saturdays or also the east door (Chapel side) on Sundays.
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) We can't take up a collection. But the wooded drop safe will be in the aisle for donations before or after the Mass.
7) Avoid disrupting the Communion Services. Because the Services will continue after Masses, please avoid walking or driving in front of St. Patrick on 4th Street unnecessarily.
8) The TCA gym is available for overflow. Our church seating is limited to 25% capacity to allow for social distancing. Should it become full, the gym is set up for people to watch Mass live on video and then receive Communion during the Mass.
Weekday Mass and Adoration
1) Mass will be open to parishioners Monday through Friday at 8am at St. Hyacinth.
2) Enter through the West side door (near the rectory garage).
3) Adoration is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5pm until 8pm.
4) Remember your mask and to leave 6 feet of distance between you and those not in your household.
Communion Service Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 9am, 11am, 1pm
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 will typically be offered on the hour following the live-streamed Masses. So, after the 4pm Mass on Saturday, the Holy Communion service will begin at 5pm. On Sunday, Masses are lived streamed at 8am, 10am, and Noon, so Communion Services will be offered at 9am, 11am, and 1pm. 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.
370 Direct TV
G1-11 C-Band Satellite
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!
We're now able to offer outdoor Confessions. We try to follow our normal schedule, with adjustments made for weather. Please look for announcements on the website, FaceBook, and in your email box.
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.
The Illinois Valley Loves Life!
Due to the icy weather, the Illinois Valley contingent of the 2020 Chicago March for Life did not make it to the event, but bus trip organizer Andy Wujek from the Mendota Knights of Columbus worked with Fr. Tom Otto to provide a beautiful impromptu prayer service and Mass last Saturday morning at St. Hyacinth Church in LaSalle for those in the area who could make it. It was so wonderful to be together for LIFE! See you next year on the bus!
TCA 1st - 4th Grades sing the Memorare
See more videos of our music program here.
Archive 2020 See previous website entries in the Archives.
- Mass & Sacraments
- Religious Education