Established in 2005, St. Francis of Assisi in Calhoun County, Illinois consists of St. Norbert in Hardin, St. Anselm in Kampsville and St. Michael in Michael.
This week during the Season of Stewardship we receive an invitation from Bishop Paprocki to discern how we can respond as grateful and generous stewards. Stewardship is not about giving money, while that is a piece it is not the whole. Stewardship is about spending time with God, committing to attending Mass regularly (at home or in-person), daily prayer, time in service of the church in ministry, beginning a new ministry if the need arises, serving in leadership, bringing witness to the Gospel through your service, and giving your first fruits not your lasts. Giving generously in spirit, gifts, and service, requires us to re-orient our lives to holiness. We are here to help you in this journey and hope you consider participating. Next week you will receive your Parish Stewardship Commitment Card, we hope you fill this out and say, “Yes!” If you are able, please respond to Bishop Paprocki’s letter by considering a gift to the Diocesan mission and ministries. It is part of their ministry of parish support that we are provided the resources for this stewardship discernment process. We are grateful for you and appreciate your prayerful consideration of stewardship!
UPDATE!! NEW!! Effective immediately, all weekend Masses may be attended by 63 individuals at St. Norbert and 80 individuals at St. Anselm. Sign-up is not necessary! (4pm Saturday, St. Anselm; 9:30am Sunday at St. Norbert; 5:00pm Sunday at St. Norbert.) Slots will fill quickly so you may want to come early. Note: the 5:00pm Mass has been very lightly attended, while the 9:30am Mass tends to be full.
St. Francis of Assisi now provides Online Giving – a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy… just click on the Online Giving link below. When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember your envelopes, write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays! Just like the envelopes you currently receive, only ‘virtual’ envelopes!