Lent is Here.
Schedules for Stations of the Cross, Mass, Adoration and other Lenten activities can be found on our Lent page.
Durand Ecumenical Lenten Lunches
Every Wednesday through April 5
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Durand United Methodist Church
No cost • Come join your neighbors for a casual lunch and Lenten reflection
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Bus Trip to Springfield To Protest
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
St. Rita Parish (6254 Valley Knoll Drive, Rockford, IL 61109)
A van will depart promptly at 6:30 A.M. Additional places and vehicles may be available. Let them know your interest by using the online registration form here.
Holy Hour at St. Patrick Church
Sunday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Music provided by Youth Choir.
Thank you to everyone that made our 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner a success!
Be Reconciled Day is Wednesday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Either Fr. Bergschneider or another priest will be available at St. Mary Church to hear confessions.
St. Mary cemetery and grounds spring clean-up will be Saturday, April 1 at 9:00 a.m. Please have all decorations removed from the cemetery by Sunday, March 26.
Religious education for children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities.
Click here for details.
will sing at Confirmation on March 28. Rehearsals begin February 19 at 11:30 a.m. Come join us!
Do you have any of these videos that are missing from our library/parish center?
Eucharist for Little Children; My Time with Jesus; The Rosary for Little Children; Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe; Footprints of God: Apostolic Fathers, Footprints of God: Peter, This is My Body: Theology of the Body for Teens; Heaven is for Real; and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
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“A month before his death at the age of 24, Pier Giorgio Frassati and some of his friends had been climbing in the Val di Lanzo, where some difficult points had to be overcome by climbing or by using a double rope. On the back of the photo which shows him holding onto the rock gazing up toward his goal, he later wrote the words, "Verso l'alto" – or, in English, ‘toward the top.’ It is a short phrase which was the synthesis of his way of life: always seeking what enhances, that which carries us beyond ourselves, toward the best we can be as people, toward the best of ourselves. It is to strive toward perfection of life; in other words, toward sainthood. It means to strive toward the source of life: God.”