from the Diocese…

INTO MY VINEYARD formation for Lay Ecclesial (Church) Ministers in the Belleville Diocese will begin in September 2017. NOW is a time of inquiry for both interested parishioners and individuals identified by Parish and Partnership leaders. The shortage of priests means that each parish must raise up men and women who will assist their Pastors[…]


The Gold Rush fundraiser is going well; 260+ tickets have been sold so far. This is one of the largest fundraisers for the parish and school, and its success depends on you.  Net profits are divided evenly between the parish general fund and parish grade school.  Tickets are $100 each or you can get a[…]

Father Sebastian Ukoh, C.M.

One of the most emotional and yet dramatic parts of an airport is the departure lounge. We see family members and friends clinging to their departing/transiting ones with tears, hugs, kisses and others forms of affection, some hang on until the very last minute until it’s practically impossible to do so.  Sound familiar?   The[…]

Mary & Martha News

The May meeting opened with pizza, salad and dessert.  The ladies agreed to: Donate an additional $500 to the parish Campus Project Fund. Donate $100 to the SPPCS cafeteria for kitchen needs.   Mary Kay Miller was re-elected as President and Carol Postlewait as Treasurer for additional 2-year terms.  Baskets are needed for the picnic[…]


The church picnic is June 9-10.  I will take care of the Spin It to Win It stand again this year. This stand offers the chance to win gift cards or dessert. I am asking for donations of gift cards – any type and any amount. You can leave it at the school office or[…]

From the Deacon’s Desk

The reading from Acts of the Apostles (Acts 6:1-7) last Sunday presented the establishment of the Deacon in the early Church. Father Osang’s column in last weekend’s bulletin mentioned Transitional Deacons and invited me to give a deeper insight into the role of Permanent Deacon in the Church; invitation accepted. Hopefully, you saw and read[…]


4- Person Scramble (Best Ball) Saturday, May 27th Triple Lakes Golf Course 6942 Triple Lakes Rd Millstadt, Il. 62260 6:30 AM – Begin Check in 7:30  AM – Shotgun start Awards Lunch at the conclusion of the event. Entry fee – $320 per team or $80 per person Prizes for closest to the pin and[…]