Seasons of Hope Bereavement Group May 18th

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 Tuesdays beginning May 18th and ending June 22nd. 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 9am. If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more, please contact: Lorraine Kim, MSW, Catholic Charities Good Samaritan program, 708-762-8040 (call or text)

Emmaus Days returns in person for 2021!


Sessions 1 and 2 are for college age men as well as single men in their 20’s and 30’s who are discerning their vocation.

We will give tools to take a step deeper into discerning God's will through prayer and the sacraments. By listening to insights and meditations as well as spending time with priests and seminarians, participants get a privileged glimpse into the priestly vocation.

Session 1: College Age & Young Adult                      June 11-14, 2021

Session 2: High School Juniors & Seniors                June 25-28, 2021

St. John’s Catholic Newman Center Champaign, IL



In Sessions 3 and 4 we focus on fun in attempt to show the joy of becoming authentic Christian men. The experience includes prayer, talks by seminarians and priests, and activities like basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and card games.

Session 3: High School Freshmen & Sophomores   July 18-21, 2021

Session 4: Seventh & Eighth Graders                        July 21-23, 2021

Peoria Notre Dame High School

[For more information or to register, go to CDOP.ORG > Offices >  Priestly Vocation >  EMMAUS]

K of C Blood Drive May 10th

Bloomington Knights of Columbus will have a Blood Drive Monday May 10th from 1:15 till 5:45 at 1706 R.T. Dunn Drive. We hope that you have already made your appointment, if not please call the Red Cross at 309-662-0500 or go online and schedule an appointment. Blood is still in short supply and you CAN HELP.  $5 gift cards are being offered to Donors on that day. If you would be willing to volunteer to make Blood Drive calls or spend a couple of hours the day of the Blood Drive helping in the canteen, call Dennis Fries at 309-825-2589.

Young at Heart Lunch at Busy Corners- May 12th

Enjoy Spring and a ride in the country!  Join us for lunch at Busy Corners, Goodfield, IL, on May 12, 2021. Seating will begin at 11:30am.  Order from the menu.  Come enjoy a delicious meal and visit with friends.   Young At Heart is open to anyone 50 years young and older. Come have fun with us!

Reservations:   Mary-Margaret McHugh, 309-452-7976