Boy Scout Annual Pancake Breakfast April 17/18th

Scouts BSA Troop 920 & Venturing Crew 2020 Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

*Curbside pickup only through pre-ordered tickets!

$5 - Large (4 pancakes & 2 sausage)          $3 - Small (2 pancakes & 1 sausage)

Saturday, April 17th and Sunday, April 18th from 6:30 am - 1:00 pm

St Mary School Cafeteria, 600 W Taylor St, Bloomington (pick-up eastbound on Taylor Street)

Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting a Troop 920 or Crew 2020 Scout or go to  The troop will incur a 30 cent fee per transaction.  Credit card fees may be absorbed by the customer.
*If you don't know a scout and would like to purchase tickets in person, please contact Susie or Jen at the parish offices and they can connect you with one.

Young at Heart St Patrick’s Day Lunch March 17th

Wear your green and join us for lunch Wednesday, March 17th at 11:30am at Times Past Inn, 1216 Towanda Ave, Bloomington, IL.

Corned beef and cabbage will be available or you can order off the menu.    Young at Heart welcomes everyone 50 years young and older.   It is a wonderful way to meet people from all the parishes. 

Reservations:  please call Mary-Margaret  at 452-7976.     

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry – March 5th & 12th

The Bloomington K of C hopes to have a successful Fish Fry March 5th and March 12th, and if we have a good to great turnout, we will continue having the Fish Fry Fridays during Lent. But we need to have real good support as we don't want to waste food. And the support we get by having people come and enjoy a great Fish dinner while trying to social distance, and wear your mask when not eating or drinking, but have a good time socializing with friends. If the first Fish Fry's don't have great amounts of support we will not be able to continue with them this year. So, please come, serving will be from 5:30 till 7 PM. We will try to maintain spacing.

Address : 1706 RT Dunn Dr. Bloomington, IL 61701

Recovering from Divorce Workshop February 24th

A Recovering from Divorce Workshop will again be offered at St. Patrick Church of Merna. The 13 week program is a free workshop that will help any Catholic who is separated or recovering from a divorce. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom, beginning February 24th. For more information or to ask questions, please visit our website at or contact Pam Goode at

Seasons of Hope Bereavement Group Starting Soon


With the support of the faith community, we can give voice to our unique journeys of grief and find healing and spiritual growth. The Seasons of Hope bereavement group process is centered on our God and grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions and practices of our Church. Perhaps this grief and faith sharing group is for you. It meets for 6 Wednesdays beginning February 17th and ending March 24th. We will be meeting via zoom, so participants will need access to a computer through which they can access a zoom group invitation. Prayer, scripture, faith sharing, and fellowship begin at 10am. If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more, please contact: Lorraine Kim, MSW, Catholic Charities Good Samaritan Program, 217-721-3489 (call or text),

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat March 12-14, 2021

Has the abortion experience that has left you feeling empty and alone? Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is available in our diocese for any man or woman who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. This healing weekend is for singles or married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings or anyone suffering the effects of an abortion loss. If you are searching for peace and inner healing from an abortion experience, this retreat is for you. Register now for the March 12-14, 2021:retreat by calling 309-264-1489 or emailing All communications are strictly confidential. For more information please Peoria Diocese website here or the national Rachel’s Vineyard here.