<![CDATA[Do you know someone who is seeking religious education for a child with a disability? REACH (Religious Education Apostolate for Christian Handicapped) is a program that welcomes children who want to feel a part of a faith community and want to learn more about God’s love. The program meets twice a month on Mondays from 4:45 – 6:15 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond. The REACH program helps students with disabilities play, work, and pray with others. It teaches students that God loves, protects and provides for them. The program is also able to prepare students to receive the sacraments. For more information or to register, call Christine Pershey at the Cathedral of St. Raymond at 815/722-6653. ]]>
<![CDATA[Thanks to all who came out and volunteered at the end of Summer Fest and Cruise in. Thanks to you we were able to raise more money for the rectory fund. Plus , we had the best turnout for a summer blood drive yet . Over 35 pints of blood were donated. Thank you . Next year will be even better! The Knights of Columbus will be selling vocation raffle and beef raffle tickets after all the masses. Stop by the knights table in the narthex and purchase yours today! ]]>
Sing to the Lord!!
<![CDATA[Adults are invited and welcome to sing with the Adult Choir! Choir members give of their time to serve in this ministry and assist in leading the congregation in song. Weekly rehearsals have resumed and are on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30. The Youth Choir is in need of young voices to keep this ministry going. Children ages 8-16 are needed and encouraged to join and serve in this ministry. Children learn various aspects of choral singing by praising God through song. Rehearsals would be begin in October. A signup sheet will be forth coming. Consider giving your time and talent to the music ministry of Saint Francis Xavier by volunteering as a cantor and prayerfully leading the assembly in song during worship. If you play a musical instrument proficiently, you are invited to share your gifts periodically in the music during Mass. For more information about the choir, volunteering as a cantor or playing a musical instrument see or contact parish music director, Mark Epling. (815-254-3263) email@example.com ]]>