WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LABOR DAY MASS

On Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day, morning mass will be held at 9:00 am. The parish office will be closed. 

CCW CHAMPAGNE MIXER

Ladies of the Parish-you are all invited to the Annual CCW Membership Champagne Mixer on Tuesday, September 11 at 6pm in the Settles Center. 

PRAYER BREAKFAST

Please consider attending a Prayer Breakfast at One Heart, One Soul on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 9:00am. Fr. Ray Lescher will share his experiences of working with families who face deportation and some of the injustices of immigration. 

CELEBRATION OF MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 15 for the Parish Kermes-a Celebration of Mexican Independence. Fun for the whole family includes Live Music, traditional dances, games, Mexican food, raffle, and more. Plan on joining the excitement. 

12:00 SPANISH MASS WILL CHANGE TO WEST CAMPUS AT 1PM.

Beginning on July 1st , there will be a Spanish mass at JP2 West on Sundays at 1:00pm! Beginning July 7, there will be Saturday morning daily mass here at St. John Paul II at 8:00 am. 

EMERGENCY LINE OPEN

If you need a priest to attend to a medical emergency, for anointing of the sick or last rites, you may call the emergency line at 815-933-7683 and press #.

THE GATHERING

Please watch for the schedule of the next "Gathering" for the youth of our parish.  This high energy and fun-filled activity with Fr. Sunny is after the 5:00PM Totus Tuus Mass at the West Campus.

CATHOLIC MINISTRIES ANNUAL APPEAL 2018

The Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal will be sending a mailing soon to parishioners who have not yet made a gift to the CMAA. The severe snowstorm we encountered over Commitment Weekend greatly affected the pledge numbers. The CMAA helps our parish and the diocese, providing countless ministries, programs, and services. If you have not done so already, please reflect on God’s gifts to you, and consider making a pledge. Any amount will make a difference! You can also click on the CMAA link above to donate ONLINE!!!

SCRIP PROGRAM

Please check the bulletin to learn the details of the SCRIP program, an easy way to raise funds for our parish, just by purchasing cards to do your usual shopping from a wide variety of stores.