COMMUNITY CALENDAR OF CATHOLIC EVENTS
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CATHOLIC SPIRIT RADIO BUS TRIP TO SHRINE OF MARY
On August 14-15, Catholic Spirit Radio invites everyone on an exciting trip to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin as well as to the Basilica and National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill near Hubertus, Wisconsin. We will spend Saturday night at Holiday Inn Manitowoc at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. This two-day bus trip has Saturday morning departures from Wapella, Bloomington, and El Paso. We will return late Sunday night. To get your tickets, to see itinerary schedule information or to learn more about the apparition of Mary, go to https://catholicspiritradio.networkforgood.com/events/30374-marian-shrines-of-wisconsin
To save money with the early bird price for trip, sign up by June 30 and pay $275. If you sign up after June 30 the cost would instead be $300. If you have questions that are not answered on that page, feel free to phone Kathy at (309) 828-6554 or email her at or call Carolyn at (309) 830-4164 or email Carolyn at
JULY 29 - BLOOD DRIVE @ PARISH
Epiphany Church’s Parish Hall in Normal is hosting a blood drive from 12:30-5:30PM. For appointments, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. If you are healthy, please do consider making a donation there is always an urgent need this time of year. The Red Cross is following FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination. If you receive a vaccine, knowing the name of the manufacturer is important in determining your eligibility. In most cases, there’s no deferral time if you receive a vaccine and you're symptom-free and feeling well when you come to give. Presenting donors at all drives July 7-31 will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Presenting donors at all drives July 7-31 will receive a $10 Ama-zon gift card.PLUS, all will be automatically entered to win FREE GAS for a year, a $5,000 value. Learn more & schedule
JULY 30 – CATHOLIC GOLF OUTING
Visit Central Catholic High School’s website and get your four-some registered for an Annual Golf Outing, called The Tim Flynn Memorial. Registration and lunch starts at 11AM with a shotgun start at 12:30PM at Fox Creek Golf course in Bloomington.
AUGUST 11 – YOUNG-AT-HEART @ MUSEUM & LUNCH
Young- at-Heart is open to everyone 50 years of age and older. They will meet at the C.H. Moore Homestead, 219 E. Woodlawn Street in Clinton, IL at 10:30AM for a tour of the Homestead and DeWitt County Museum. Afterwards, they will go to the LaTeaDa Tearoom for lunch. Admission to the Homestead is $5 per person. Lunch is on your own, order from the menu. Reservations and payment, check payable to Young at Heart, are due by August 7, 2021. Mail to: Mary-Margaret McHugh, 406 Northridge CC Est., Normal, IL 61761
WEDNESDAYS - RECOVERING FROM DIVORCE WORKSHOP
A “Recovering from Divorce” workshop will again be offered through St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington. The 13 week program is a free workshop that will help any Catholic who is separated or recovering from a divorce. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom. For more information or questions contact Pam Goode at , or call the parish office to sign up.
2ND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH - VOCATIONS HOLY HOUR
A vocation holy hour will be streamed on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. Stream it at
2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH – PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
All are welcome at Historic St. Patrick’s Church in Bloomington at 3PM. They will pray the rosary, divine mercy chaplet and other prayers for current priests and for future priestly vocations. Brings a lawn chair and your rosary.
3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH– RESTAURANT SALES BENEFIT LINCOLN CATHOLIC SCHOOL
All are welcome to a great Catholic opportunity occurring the 3rd Sunday of each month. Order food at the Culver’s restaurant in Lincoln on the third Wednesday of each month now through May from 10AM-10PM. Mention Carroll School when ordering and 10% of sales go to Carroll Catholic School in Lincoln that day as part of a "Culver's Day" fundraiser. Here are ways to order: 1) Use the drive-thru; 2) Walk in and order at the counter; or, 3) Phone in your order at (217) 732-7300 then pickup inside or go to the drive-thru to pick up.
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