Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Saturday June 4 from 8:30 am - noon

at St Patrick Merna

Centering Prayer is a simple method of quiet prayer to help you deepen your relationship with God.  Rooted in scripture and ancient Christian insights, Centering Prayer invites us to open our minds and hearts to God as we consent to God’s presence and action within us. During the workshop you will have an opportunity to both learn and practice centering prayer.

To Register text or call Anne Colloton at 309-830-3231 or email

Refreshments available. Good will offering accepted. We’ll also schedule follow-up sessions to support you as you begin your practice.


Teens Encounter Christ Retreat – July 9-11

Teens Encounter Christ Retreat

July 9-11th at Central Catholic

We would like to invite young ladies and young men to join us for a Teens Encounter Christ retreat which will be held July 9, 10 & 11 at Central Catholic High School. TEC is open to all denominations and teens who will be entering their sophomore year through 19 years old.

Registrations will be limited to 12 candidates for the men's TEC and 12 candidates for the ladies TEC.

Please register early by going to


Emmaus Days 2022 – June 24-27

Emmaus Days 2022

Session II June 24-27 High School Juniors & Seniors

Participants deepen their faith and focus on discerning God's will through prayer and the sacraments. By listening to and spending time with priests and seminarians, participants get a glimpse into their lives. St John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign.

Register at


Transitional Diaconate Ordination – May 20th

Transitional Diaconate Ordination

Saturday, May 20th 10:30 AM.


Bishop Lou plans to ordain Ignacio Cardenas, Daniel Dionesotes, Nathan Hopper and Patrick Wille to the transitional diaconate at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Please keep them in your prayers.

*Daniel Dionesotes will celebrate his first Mass as a transitional deacon at the 4pm Mass at Holy Trinity on Saturday, May 2nd.

Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Conference – May 19th

Collaborate, Connect & Celebrate:
Family Caregiver Conference

Thursday, May 19 from 5 - 9pm
Bloomington - Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway, Normal, IL

The educational event celebrates caregivers who give their time and energy caring for a loved one facing Alzheimer's or dementia. Attendees are invited to honor their loved ones, collaboratively learn new caregiving strategies and connect with others facing similar challenges.

Complimentary dinner provided - registration is required.

Contact Elizabeth Hagemann at 309-319-7220

Campaign for 22 Million Rosaries

Join Our Campaign for 22 Million Rosaries for Peace in the Family, Nation, & World. Visit the website to register how many rosaries you have prayed.