Returning to Wednesday Mass: As of last Wednesday and for the foreseeable future, Mass will occur at 5:30pm, yet it will still include a healing service of sorts after the mass with an anointing of oil for healing. Evening Prayer will occur before at 5:00pm, and a light dinner/meal will follow after the mass and anointing of oil.
Not in the Office on September 15th: In final preparations for Ordination to the Priesthood, I will attending a Standing Committee Meeting on the 15th of September at 11:00am at the Diocesan Office/Center in Springfield. In lieu of this, I will not be in the office that day. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact me at 618-477-3512.
Feast days of the Month: There are three Feast Days for this month and they are as follows: September 14 Holy Cross Day, September 21 Saint Matthew Apostle and Evangelist, and September 29 St. Michaels and All Angels.
Morning and Evening Prayer: Morning and Evening Prayer are offered at 9:00am and 5:00pm, respectfully. Invite your family, friends, and neighbor to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Bible Study/Summer Course: Bible Study and Summer Course on Prayer will be on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the month of September. The first secession will be on the 7th. Pipe Organ Centennial: Central Christian Church in Jacksonville, Illinois, will be holding a celebratory concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of the installation of their Austin Pipe Organ on the 8th of October at 7:00pm. The concert is free, there will be refreshments afterwards, and there is a flyer hanging up on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.
Our Lady of Walsingham: The Church of the Holy Trinity in Danville would like to invite the parishes of the Diocese to a special liturgy in honor of Our Lady of Walsingham on Sunday, October 9th at 3:00pm. Prior to the Liturgy, Holy Rosary will be recited at 2:45pm. All are welcome to remain afterwards for wine and refreshments.
Diocesan News Monthly Reminder: If members of the congregation have any content for regarding news for this parish for the September Email News, please let me know and I will it the way of the Diocesan Communications Director. The deadline for sending news in to the diocese to be included in the month of September will be at the end of day on Tuesday, September 6.