“A sacrament is a visible sign of an invisible reality.”

Mother Angelica


“Baptism is the best gift we have received. Through it, we belong to God and we possess the joy of salvation.”

Baptism Prep

Please contact Father Jim at least two months in advance to schedule a preparation meeting.


Phone: (309)691-2030

First Communion

To be held on the first Saturday of May for those who have completed preparation for the Sacrament.
CCD – Religious Education

CCD is held on Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 am in the school.  To register, contact the parish office (309)691-2030.


The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.

Reconciliation, also known as penance or confession, is a sacrament in the Catholic Church in which Catholics confess their sins to a priest and receive absolution. It is believed that through the sacrament of reconciliation, Catholics receive the grace of God’s forgiveness and are reconciled with God and the Church. Catholics are encouraged to participate in the sacrament of reconciliation regularly, especially before receiving the Holy Eucharist. It is seen as an important way to maintain a right relationship with God and to grow in holiness.

Reconciliation Times

Saturday 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM and by appointment.


There should be in the life of every married couple a continual building of the sacrament.
Mother Angelica

Matrimony is a sacrament in the Catholic Church in which a man and a woman are united in marriage. In the Catholic Church, marriage is seen as a covenant between a man and a woman, which is sacred and lifelong. It is a partnership of mutual love, support, and fidelity, in which the couple is called to help each other grow in holiness and to be a witness to the love of God in the world. In the Catholic Church, a valid marriage must be celebrated in the presence of a priest or deacon and two witnesses, and it must be witnessed by the exchange of vows, the exchange of rings, and the consummation of the marriage through physical union.

Marriage Prep

Please contact Father Jim at least 12 months in advance to begin the preparation process.


Phone: (309)691-2030

Anointing of the Sick

He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two… They anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. 
(Mark 6:7, 13)

Anointing of the sick is a sacrament in the Catholic Church in which a priest anoints a person who is seriously ill or in danger of death with oil. The anointing of the sick is not only for those who are physically ill, but also for those who are spiritually or emotionally distressed. It can be received by Catholics of any age, including infants and children. The anointing of the sick is seen as a way for Catholics to receive the support and care of the Church as they face difficult times in their lives.

Contact Us

Please contact Father Jim:


Phone: (309)691-2030