Mass Streamed on our Facebook Page
Beginning March 21st, Dennis Heinle and Michael Cook began videotaping Father Mass celebrating Mass at 4:00 PM. They live-streamed that to our Facebook Page. They will continue doing so on Saturdays until we are able to gather together again to celebrate Mass. Readings for weekend Masses may be found at http://www.usccb.org/ Look for Daily Readings in the center pane to the right. It is arranged as a calendar and one just has to click the date desired for Mass readings. There is also a "Bible" tab at the top; click it and there is a place to click on "Today's Reading."
Important Updated Information
Dear Mother of Perpetual Help Parishioners & Visitors to our Parish, We received notification on March 18th from Bishop Paprocki that all Masses, Stations of the Cross, etc. and public liturgical gatherings are suspended until further notice. More information can be found by going to the official website for the Diocese of Springfield in IL and clicking on the "Coronavirus Update Tab" on the homepage. If you know of someone who does not use the internet, please contact them and inform them of this information. A few pertinent things for our local community: -Our main church will be open daily from 7:00a.m. - 12:00 Noon for private prayer. The Adoration Chapel will be closed until further notice. -Confessions will still be offered on Saturdays from 2:30 - 3:30p.m. Additional Confessions will be offered on Fridays (March 27th and April 3rd) from 5:00 - 6:00p.m. -I will offer one weekend Mass privately for "The Intentions of Our Parish Community (Pro Populo) as directed by Canon Law) and the other two Masses privately for the Intentions already requested. Scheduled weekday Masses will also be offered privately for the Intentions already requested. -If you have a "sacramental emergency," please contact the published emergency number. -In charity, I ask that you continue usual stewardship/donations (as you are able) so that we can maintain the financial stability of our parish. You may send your donations by mail, drop them in the lock box near the front door of the Parish Office, or continue to use online giving. -If you have any business to conduct with the Parish Office, we ask that you do so by e-mail () or regular mail. In closing, let us remain united in prayer and works of charity during this difficult time in our world's history. Jesus Christ, King and Center of the Universe, reigns over time and space. Let us trust that our Savior will lead us safely through these days. Let us also seek the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Patroness of our parish. Thank you to all of you for your faithful witness to the Gospel! +Blessings, Father Joseph
Effective immediately, all activities in the Parish Center are cancelled until further notice. The Parish Office is closed. If you need to contact the office, please send an email to .