COMMUNITY CALENDAR OF CATHOLIC EVENTS
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FRIDAYS OF LENT – FISH FRY (DWIGHT)
There will be fish fry pick up in Saint Patrick Parish Hall parking lot during all Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday). parking lot from 4:30 to 7PM. They serve fried pollock and deep fried shrimp, along with sides and a dessert. For faster service, orders may be called in to the parishes office, (815) 584-3110, beginning at 4PM each Friday. Prices are $10 for adults and high school students, and $5 for grade school students.
WEDNESDAYS STARTING FEBRUARY 24 - 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, beginning February 24th. For more information or questions contact Pam Goode at , or call the parish office to sign up.
FEBRUARY 24 - RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE @ PARISH (PONTIAC)
The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Pontiac from 11am to 5pm.
FEBRUARY 24 - RESTARUANT MEAL HELPS SUPPORT A LOCAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Help support Epiphany Catholic School by getting food from Panera Bread in Normal. Order online at panerabread.com Enter the code "PRFUND" at checkout. If you instead go there to place an order you can also show the flyer to the cashier on your phone or print it out & show it to the cashier when ordering. A photo of the flyer is at
FEBRUARY 26 - FISH FRY (PONTIAC)
Knights of Columbus lent drive-thru fish fry will be 5-7 p.m. in front of St. Mary’s parish hall in Pontiac. They’ll have baked cod or fried pollack and sides. To schedule a pick up time, please call Grand Knight Bill Bertram at 815-690-7072. A call is greatly appreciated but not required. Pull up in front of the parish hall from the north on Chicago Street and follow the cones for car side service.
MARCH 12-14 – RACHEL'S VINEYARD (RETREAT REBUILDS HEARTS BROKEN BY ABORTION)
There will be a retreat called Rachel’s Vineyard. It is open to all women and men with the emotional pain caused by abortion. You don’t have to suffer alone. Registrations are currently being accepted. It is a safe place to heal and rebuild hearts broken by abortion. All communications are confidential. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (309) 264-1489. For more info, visit rachelsvineyard.org or the Peoria Diocese’s webpage at https://cdop.org/offices/respect-life/rl-programs-resources/rachels-vineyard/
MARCH 23 – RECONCILLIATION SERVICE FOR LOGAN COUNTY
A special reconciliation service will be held for Catholics of the Logan County parishes at Holy Family Church at 6:30PM.
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 (OUTDOORS)
All are welcome at Historic St. Patrick’s courtyard in Bloomington at 3PM. The courtyard is in between the priest's house and the church near the church's side entrance/exit. 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 (wearing mask) and order at the counter; or, 3) Phone in your order at (217) 732-7300 then pickup inside (wearing mask) or go to the drive-thru to pick up.
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