What was the ceremony celebrated last Sunday at Mass?

Last Sunday we celebrated the Rite of Welcoming for Leslie Romagnoli, candidate in the RCIA process, who is seeking to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. A very special thanks to Karen Walch, the RCIA Team and all who helped in any way with the celebration. Please continue to pray for Leslie as she now enters a period of deeper formation. Also keep RCIA Team and all who take part in this ministry in your prayers.

Prayers for Priests and Vocations – February 14th

Mark your calendar for February 14, 2021.  That is the next date for our Prayers for Priests.  At 3 p.m. Prayers for Priests will be offered.   We will say a Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a collection of specific prayers for priests and vocations.  Open your hearts and come and pray for priests.

If you would like to join us from home, feel free to print the prayers here.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Virtual Giving Tree this year!



Travel to France with Father Timothy Hepner Aug 17-26, 2021 with an optional pre-tour to Lourdes August 14-17, 2021

Informational Meeting Thursday, Nov. 5th at 7:00PM

A live presentation will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church, 616 S. Gosse Blvd, Princeton IL.

If you prefer, you may also attend via Zoom.

Kindly RSVP with your preference by November 3rd to Bonnie Newman, Blue Horizon Travel & Yacht Charters at (309) 737-0059 or bonnie@bluehorizon.net.

Proceeds from this tour will go toward the Monsignor Carton Scholarship

Fund that helps finance the seminarians in the Diocese of Peoria.

St Vincent De Paul needs volunteers

Saint Vincent De Paul Pantry

Saint Vincent De Paul Pantry Needs Volunteers for Proposed Saturday Morning Food Distribution.

Expansion of our food sharing mission would better serve our clients and offer new volunteer opportunities to those unable to volunteer on Monday. Our plan is to operate two Saturdays each month and to begin in November--- assuming we have enough volunteers. This can be a very rewarding opportunity of service.



(Google Holy Trinity food pantry Bloomington, Il) or Contact Tom Herr at 309-533-1979 or  trsherr@gmail.com


We need your help!

~ Given the volume of weekly Masses, the required time for sanitizing our church buildings after each Mass, and the limited number of volunteers, we are in need off additional volunteers as sanitizers and specialized ushers.  Please consider helping to keep safe your fellow brothers and sisters who worship in-person at our church buildings by volunteering as a sanitizer or as a specialized usher (who escorts fellow parishioners to their pews when arriving at weekend Masses).  Just a  little training is necessary . . . as well as a generous and willing heart!  To volunteer as a sanitizer or specialized usher for Holy Trinity, please contact Karen Walch, at greeters@holytrinitybloomington.org and for Historic St Patrick, please contact Alan McDowell,  jamcdowell41@gmail.com.   [Additionally, I wish to thank those currently serving so generously as sanitizers and specialized ushers in our church buildings!  May God reward you for these very important tasks!

~Fr Stirniman~]

A Change to the Outside Mass at Historic St Patrick Church


~ Due to the inconducive nature of cold weather, I have decided to change the outside/parking lot Mass we currently have at Historic St Patrick on Sunday mornings at 8am.  Beginning Sunday, November 8th,  I plan to move this particular Mass to the inside of HSP’s church building.  I plan to live-stream the 8am Sunday morning Mass going forward, as I will continue to live-stream two other weekend Masses: 6pm Saturday evening Mass at HSP; and, the 10am Sunday morning Mass at Holy Trinity.  As long as HSP church building can house the number of attendees inside, I will continue that Mass as HSP; if the future number proves to be too many to properly house the number inside, I will move the 8am Mass to Holy Trinity Church building.  As I do with all Masses (weekend and weekday) I will continue to distribute Holy Communion to any and all Catholics gathered/arriving in the parking lots at the conclusion of Holy Mass.  I wish to thank Lance Kwasny for the volunteered use . . . and the setting-up and maintaining . . . of his FM transponder throughout these many months!


Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which participants can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable people and become advocates for justice. During this extended formation and justice education process, groups employ books, videos, guest speakers, discussion, prayer, retreats and hands-on experiences. Participants also form a community and share a journey of faith and compassion that is life-giving and challenging.

For more information, contact the Parish Office