Prayer Groups

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Are you burdened with a problem and feel you have nowhere to turn for help? The Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help might be the place to find an answer. Many prayers have been answered by petitioning the Blessed Mother under the title "Our Lady of Perpetual Help”. We will meet in the Cry Room of the Church every Wednesday at 5:30pm.

Saint Rita Chaplet

Join us to pray the Chaplet of St. Rita of Cascia every Thursday. We meet in the Cry Room of the Church after the 8:15am Mass. Rosaries, chaplet copies, and prayer cards will be available in the Narthex. The intercession of this blessed saint of the most hopeless and impossible cases would be a tremendous aid not only in our personal situations, but even more soon a global level.

For any questions, contact Sid Papini by email

Direction For Our Times

Direction For Our Times was founded by Anne, a lay apostle. In 2003, she began receiving messages from Jesus by Inner Locution during which He instructed her to keep a journal of their conversations. In obedience to the Lord, she submitted all of her writings to the Church and her local bishop in Ireland who had appointed a commission to investigate them for approval. For further information and insight into Anne, you can check out the Direction For Our Times website where most of her writings are available for download. All of her writings have been approved by the Church as "free from doctrinal or moral error" and have been given the permission to be publisized. If you have questions or are interested in becoming part of this lay apostolate movement, please contact us!

Craig Anderson 815-985-4665 or

Jane Gomulka 815-543-5013 or

Charismatic Prayer Group

The purpose of this prayer group is prayer, praise, and worship for personal spiritual growth and in support of the priests, parish and others. The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm in the Parish Center. The meeting consists of: songs of praise and worship; prayers for healing and other intercessory prayers; Scripture readings and reflections that assist with personal spiritual growth; and learning to more fully utilize the power and Gifts of the Holy Spirit in living the committed Christian Life. Come try us out!

For questions and more information contact Ron Bergman