April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Contact Information - side Info

P.O. Box 398
East St. Louis, IL 62202-0398

Coordinator

Reverend Christian Reuter, O.F.M.
618-482-5570
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Associate Coordinator

Mr. Louis Slapshak
618-234-8334
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Contact Us

Department of Pastoral Services 

   
Sue A. Huett Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5038

Office of Worship 

  Fax: (618) 257-2969
Sue A. Huett Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5038
Position Vacant Administrative Assistant   (618) 722-5040

Office of Respect Life Ministry 

  Fax: (618) 257-2969
Coordinator Position Vacant    
Position Vacant Administrative Assistant   (618) 722-5040
Matt and Emily Joost Natural Family Planning (NFP) Coordinators This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 235-9601 ext. 1112  

Office of Hispanic Ministry 

   
Sister Joan Hornick, A.S.C. Communications Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5049
Lucia Barragan Administrative Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5050
Ada Jimenez Family Advocate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5051

Marriage Preparation (Diocesan Committee) 

 
Deacon Thomas and Sandee Powers Co-Chairs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (815) 302-5168

Prison Ministry 

  Fax: (618) 482-5574
Rev. Christian Reuter, O.F.M. Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 482-5570
Louis Slapshak Associate Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 234-8334

The Messenger 

  Fax: (618) 235-9605
Christopher Orlet Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5044
Patty Schilling Administrative Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5045
Jane Rieso Marketing Representative This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5036
Eric Seiffert Advertising This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5047

Resources for Your Marriage

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Liturgy of Ordination to the Priesthood and to the Diaconate

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Marriage Preparation

Because Christian Marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Parishes offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.

The important thing for engaged couples to keep in mind as they check numerous items off their pre-wedding "to do" list is the well-known adage, "Your wedding lasts a day, but your marriage lasts a lifetime." The Church encourages couples to invest time and energy into the all-important work of preparing for their married life together.

For couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church, please contact your parish priest six to nine months before your anticipated wedding date to begin the marriage preparation process. 

 

Session Information

 Session Seven
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Topic:  THE SACRED LITURGY

 

Location:  St. Mary the Immaculate Conception - Mt. Vernon, IL

Time:  10:30 am - 2:30 pm (check-in for participants starts at 9:30 am)

 

                        Morning Session - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm                                             Afternoon Session - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

                 Worship and Faith Formation - Eliot Kapitan                                              Outreach - Reverend Robert Zwilling

 

Required Readings/Videos for Session Seven

pdf Devotions Catholics Are Free to Practice (or Not) - Fr. H.G. Hughes (3.25 MB)

pdf Preparation for the Session (236 KB)

Download and print the  pdf Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (304 KB)

pdf The Assembly's Ministry - Eliot Kapitan (2.41 MB)

View video - "This Sacred Council" from The 50th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy:  A Parish Celebration

 

 

Additional Information for April Session:

Videos from The 50th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy:  A Parish Celebration

Bring the book  Give Us This Day - April 2018

Homework (after session)

 

 

 

  


                             

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Diocesan Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue, Building #2
Belleville, IL 62221
FAX: 618-722-5065

Communications Coordinator/Coordinadora de Comunicaiones

Sister Joan Hornick, ASC
618-722-5049
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Administrative Coordinator/Coordinadora Administrativa

Mrs. Lucia Barragan
618-722-5050
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Family Advocate/Asesora Familiar

Ms. Ada Jimenez
618-722-5051
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Welcome

The Department of Pastoral Services serves as one of five departments in the administrative structure of the Diocese of Belleville.  It is comprised of six ministries: the Office of Worship, Hispanic Ministry, Respect Life Ministry, Marriage Preparation, Prison Ministry and The Messenger. These ministries support the parishes and institutions of the Diocese of Belleville by offering a variety of services, celebrations and resources. The members of the Department of Pastoral Services continue the ministry and mission of Jesus through their care for individuals from all walks of life. This website is provided as an extension of their ministries. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We appreciate your prayers and support. May this website be a blessing to you as you serve God and His people.