Presentation Sunday in LaSalle
A beautiful Sunday! The view from the east tower of St. Hyacinth shows the bright day melting the rest of the snow in the streets! See more live and time-lapse photos from the tower here.
Holy Rosary Sauce!
Tayrn Watkins' Consecration
On December 8, 2019, former parishioner and artist Taryn Watkins was consecrated by Bishop Jenky to the Order of Virgins in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria. The other seven consecrated women from our Diocese, including parishioner Mary Kay Pangrcic, were in attendance. This mystical espousal to Christ is the most ancient consecrated vocation. Before monasteries and convents existed, there were the consecrated virgins, like Saints Agnes, Cecilia, Agatha, Lucy, and Philomena, who gave themselves in an exclusive gift to Christ, their bridegroom. Consecration means to be set apart for God, intensely dedicated. It is a receptive action initiated by God and given through the hands of His bishop; it is total and forever. We were excited to see so many from LaSalle come to attend the consecration and gathering afterwards. We will get more photos available on the website soon. Congratulations, Taryn! (More information on Bishop Jenky's Blog.)