During the season of Advent it is a noble practice to partake in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In order to facilitate this in our area we will be taking part in the following area-wide penance services:
Monday 12/16 at Holy Cross, Champaign
Tuesday 12/17 at St. Patrick, Urbana
Wednesday 12/18 at St. Matthew, Champaign
Thursday 12/19 at Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet
All services begin at 7pm and any area Catholic is invited to attend any of the services.
Many of you are probably aware that our priests’ names, emails, etc. are used periodically by scammers in an attempt to lure people into sending them money. The scam usually goes something like this:
“Hi, this is Msgr. I am in need of some gift cards to give to needy families would you be able to help me?” The scammer then gets the person to mail them the actual cards or even has them send codes online to get access to the funds.
Recently, this has expanded to include individual text messages as well.
Unless you are speaking in person to one of our priests, assume this is a scam. Our parish giving tree is the avenue used for this kind of Christmas giving. If there is ever a question, please contact the parish office and we will assist you in determining the validity of a request from one of our priests.
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday and schedule the St. Matthew Nursery will be closed on Sunday, December 1st. See you back for the Second Sunday of Advent on December 8th. Stay tuned to Facebook and the Parish Website for more schedule announcements over Christmas Break as well!
Due to reduced Office Hours around the Thankgiving and Christmas Holidays the Adoration Chapel may not always be accessible without a key card, even during the day. Please be sure to bring your card with you to access the chapel. Contact the office AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you need to have a card made.
Mass will be offered at 9:00am on Thanksgiving Day. There will be no Mass on Wednesday evening at 5:30pm. Mass will be offered on Friday at 7:00am. The Parish Offices will be closed on November 27th through December 1st. We will reopen on Monday, December 2nd. We will be closing at 2pm on December 2nd for Staff Development.
As our parking lot is undergoing some minor repairs the entrance off Lincolnshire Drive will be closed until Friday. Please use extra caution and come in from Mayfair drive to access our Church, Adoration Chapel, and School. Thank you for your consideration as we have this needed maintenance performed.
Come out this Wednesday to hear Mrs. Jackie Scott’s presentation on The Blessed Virgin Mary. 6:30pm Refreshments and Gathering in the Parish Center Atrium followed by the presentation from 7pm to 8:15pm in the St. Mark Room. All are Welcome!!
Join us this Sunday, November 24th from Noon to 1:00pm in the St. Mark Room. All Seniors are invited to this free dinner sponsored by our local Knights of Columbus.