Baptism Class – Monday, June 6th

Our next Baptism class will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, June 6th at the Holy Trinity Parish Center. 

*Registration is required.

Please contact the Parish Office at 309-829-2197 to register.

Carmelite Spirituality Group – June 4th

Carmelite Spirituality Group

Saturday, June 4th at Historic St Patrick

*8 am Mass then Meeting from 9-11 am

Do you feel drawn to Carmelite spirituality and want to learn more about the Carmelite way?  Do you have a special devotion to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and other Carmelite saints?   God may be calling you to become a Third Order Lay Carmelite!  Lay Carmelites are called to live a life in full allegiance to Jesus Christ with our role models Mary our Mother, sister and Patroness, and Elijah the prophet of zeal. If you are 18 years or older, and a Catholic in good standing, you are invited to attend the meetings held every 1st Saturday of the month. These meetings are the beginning stages, as we move toward forming a Third Order Lay Carmelite Community. We will be discerning the Lay Carmelite vocation that may lead you to profession as a full member in the greater Carmelite family.

For details, please contact / RSVP - Lorrie Schmidt T.O.C. (Third Order Carmelite) at:


Memorial Day Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorial Day Mass to be held at Holy Cross Cemetery

10 am on Monday, May 30th

Fr Stirniman will be celebrating a Memorial Day Mass at 10am at Holy Cross Cemetery. There will be a tent located on the west side of the cemetery.  Limited seating will be provided, feel free to bring your own lawn chair to attend.

Upcoming topics for RCIA

Below are the upcoming topics for RCIA. 

We invite all parishioners to show your support for the RCIA Participants by attending any topics that are of interest to you.


May 19th               God Calls Us to Pray: Prayer: The Heart of Our Relationship with God

Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are preceded by a personal encounter with him.  I have found that it takes time to catch fire in prayer. This has been one of the advantages of the Holy Hour. Sitting before the Presence is like a body exposing itself to the sun to absorb its rays.  In those moments one does not so much pour our written prayers but listening takes place.  The holy Hour became a teacher for me.  Although before we love anyone, we must have knowledge of that person, nevertheless, after we know, it is love that intensifies knowledge. (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen) Presented by: Deacon Al Lundy

May 26th                    Jesus Taught Us to Pray:    The Gift: “Our Father” 

Jesus prayed always. He prayed regularly in the synagogue and Temple. He prayed before the prediction of his of His Passion and during the Transfiguration. “While He was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white” (Lk 9:29). Jesus prayed at the Last Supper, in Gethsemane for a whole night. “He went up on the mountain by himself to pray” (Mt 1:;23). They noted that He prayed often. So much so the Apostles were so move that they asked Him to help them pray. He responded with what is known as the Lord’s Prayer. He also gives advice on how not to pray. “Do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others might see them. When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your father who sees in secret will repay you. Don’t babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.   The Pharisee and the tax collector went to the temple to pray. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, “O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity-greedy, dishonest, adulterous -or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income” The tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed. “O God, be merciful to me a sinner.” I tell you, for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted. (Lk 18:10-14) Presented by: Dr. Daryl Menke

  All meetings are on Thursday Evenings at Holy Trinity Parish Center @ 6:30 unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions,

please contact David Liptak at 309-829-2197 ext 229