CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl helps us encounter Lent. Join our faith community and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter.  During 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor. Please pick up your Rice Bowl at the entrance to church.  For more information go to link below.

https://www.crsricebowl.org/

Best Lent Ever!

Join Dynamic Catholic for “Best Lent Ever”. We all know things make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that and Dynamic Catholic invites you to do something different.

Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a free video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness and what you do about it. Click on the link below to sign up for your best Lent ever.

https://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever

Rediscover Catholicism Book Program

We had a overwhelming turnout for our first session on the Rediscover Catholicism book program with over 25 people in attendance.  I have attached the link to the video, Rediscover the Genius of Catholicism that was shown at the opening of our group session in case would like to re-watch or share with others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jjahSJnME

The second session will be held on Friday, 23 Feb following the Stations of the Cross in the parish center.  All are welcome to join us.  We have more books along with the discussion topic questions available that are sitting on the table at the back of church.  Just help yourself.  For the second session you are asked to read pages 67 to 124.

I will be posting updates and other information throughout the next 6 weeks so please be sure to check our website frequently.  We looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

Catholic Schools Week 2018

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.

This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

 

 

Messenger Subscription/Renewal Weekend

Messenger SubscriptionlRenewal Weekend is February 3 & 4, 2018. Please stay connected” through a subscription to The Messenger. Please make your check payable to The Messenger and place in the special envelope in your contribution envelope packet/box. Subscription cost: Print $25, Electronic $25, Both $30.

You can also use the link to subscribe on-line to the paper or electronic copy.

http://bellevillemessenger.org/

 

Cosgrove’s Kitchen

Aluminum pans will be distributed for the Cosgrove’s Kitchen Casseroles on Jan 13 & 14, 2018. Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen located in East St. Louis was established more than 30 years ago and has been an important ministry serving those suffering from the effects of poverty in this community: children, the elderly, the homeless, the mentally and physically disabled and the working poor.

You will receive a variety of recipes to choose from and will be available with the pans. Prepare and freeze your casserole in the 9×13 aluminum pan. The frozen casseroles will be returned to church the weekend of Jan. 27 & 28. Thank you for your support!

See link below for more information on Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen.

https://www.svdpsouthil.org/cosgrove-kitchen.html

Contribution Envelopes for 2018

Please remember to pick up your box of contribution envelopes for 2018 in the back of church.  Thanks for helping us save postage!

Special Thanks from Community Link – Jesse Tree

THE STAFF AND MOSTLY PARTICIPANTS OF COMMUNITY LINK WISH TO THANK YOU ALL WHO PURCHASED ITEMS FROM THE JOSHUA TREE THIS YEAR.  YOU ALL WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND ONCE AGAIN! YOUR KINDNESS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS A BLESSING.  WE POSTED SOME PHOTOS ON OUR COMMUNITY LINK FACEBOOK PAGE IF INTERSTED PLEASE LIKE OUR PAGE.  BIG THANK YOU TO LINDA FOWLER FOR ORGANIZING THIS ONCE AGAIN.

https://www.facebook.com/commlink1972/

Best Advent Ever!

What Is Best Advent Ever?

It’s a free email program that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most during this busy season. You’ll experience Advent in a whole new way—leading to the best Christmas of your life!

Click on the link below to sign up for your best Advent ever.

https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

 

 

December Charity – Jesse Tree

Please pick an ornament from the Jesse Tree from the back of church. Gifts are being collected for adults with developmental disabilities (Clinton County Community Link) and nursing home residents. Return your wrapped package to the Jesse Tree with tag/ornament attached by Dec 17.

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