The Vocation Office will be hosting a vocational discernment “Nun Run” for women 18 years of age, college age and older who are interested in a religious vocation. We will be visiting Sisters and Nuns of different orders with different apostolates, this will include talks on discernment and religious life, time in prayer with our Lord, as well as many opportunities to meet, share and pray with the sisters. We will be visiting various religious communities, in Indiana and Kentucky. Cost is only $90.00. Date of the trip will be March 8 – 12, 2019. Deadline for registration is February 22, 2019, space is limited. You can contact the Vocation Office at 815/399-4300 ext. 375, our web-site http://www.rockforddiocese.org/vocations Women or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On behalf of the residents of Presence Saint Joseph Center and the Activity Department, I wanted to thank you so much for your kind and generous Christmas gifts!! It is always very helpful to us to be able to provide Christmas gifts for all of our residents and without your assistance that would not be possible. Thank you!! — Patti Moore, Activity Directo
We’re going back to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota for our Steubenville conference this summer from July 26-28, 2019. Steubenville is the highlight of our summer ministry: it’s a weekend filled with amazing speakers, great music, loads of prayer, and of course, fun! … Continue reading
A huge THANK YOU to Ron and Roberta Schradermeier, who braved the snow and cold on Friday, February 1, to deliver Meals on Wheels for the St Joseph/St Mary parishes! Because of the snowstorm and deep freeze that followed, Meals on Wheels had to cancel deliveries for most of our scheduled week. I want to thank our new team members, Pat Weigel and Karen Hildebrandt. Also, our other volunteers, Jim Full, and Jane and Jacob O’Connor, who were unable to deliver due to the weather cancellations.
We are so grateful for your willingness to be a part of this wonderful ministry! Our next delivery week will be mid-May when the weather will be more cooperative! If you would like to be a part of this amazing group of caring and selfless people, please call Joanie Williams at 815-298-9705.
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is offering a FREE video Bible Study this coming Lent 2019 titled: Genesis to Jesus!
This program usually is not offered free, and it originates from St. Paul University Steubenville with Dr. Scott Hahn and multiple theologians. This study presents the whole sweep of salvation history, and helps you make sense of the Bible, literally.
If you have internet, you may register by contacting email@example.com and have it streamed into your homes.
We will also be studying and discussing Genesis to Jesus during our Saturday morning bible study beginning on March 2 at 10:30am in the Holy Family Community Center. This will be led by Fr. Barr and Joanie Williams. Please feel free to join us as we journey through Lent together.
Are you hurting? Do you need quiet reflection time? Time alone with Jesus? Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with a healing service on Friday, February 1, at 5:00pm in St Mary Church.
The Office is closed for Wednesday, January 30 due to extreme cold weather.