April 2016

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Office of The Bishop

Letter - Home Missions Appeal

Office of Development

April 2016 - Development Update
Parish Targets - March 2016
Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal 2015 Final Report

Formation Department/Office of Education ( Website )

Your ONLINE Diocesan Library is HERE!!! 
We have tons of amazing resources in the Office of Education that we want you to know about so we have moved the Library ONLINE!  You will have access to all our DVDs, books, and Study Programs…at your fingertips!  If you would like to reserve or checkout materials, please contact Julie Novy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (618) 235-9601 ext. 1052 for a userid and pin.

Catechist Summer Course Schedule and Registration - The cost for each course is $15.00.  The cost for retreat is $130.00.  If you need additional information, please contact Julie Novy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (618) 235-9601 ext.1052.  Payment deadline:  June 1st, 2016 for June courses and June 15th for July courses

NEW Catechetical Events Google Calendar - Copy and paste this link https://goo.gl/GQ1ByP into any calendar product that supports the iCal format to view all upcoming Catechist courses and credit opportunities, i.e. speaker programs, study and scripture programs, retreats, etc.

Office of Youth Ministry
Diocesan Youth Conference 2016

Department of Pastoral Services (Website)

Office of Worship (Website)
Resources for Jubilee of Mercy
RCIA Seminar Wading Deeper 2016

Office of Hispanic Ministry (Website)

Prison Ministry (Website)

Respect Life Ministry (Website)

The Messenger (Website)

Committee on Marriage Preparation (Website)
PREPARE/ENRICH Blog – Building Strong Marriages

Natural Family Planning (Website) (Facebook)

Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Ecumenical Connection

Office of Facilities Management
Safety Seminar - April 20, 2016

Office of Rural Life Conference
Annual Diocesan Spring Blessing of the Farm
Bulletin Announcement for the Spring Blessing of the Farm

March 2016

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Office of The Bishop

Letter - Holy Land Collection

Office of Development

March 2016 - Development Update
Parish Targets - February 2016

Office of Human Resources

Updated Phone Directory of Chancery and Diocesan Pastoral Center

Office of Education ( website )

Department of Pastoral Services (Website)

Office of Worship (Website)
Lenten Penance Service 2016 – Presider's Text
Lenten Penance Service Worship Aid 2016
Resources for Jubilee of Mercy
RCIA Seminar Wading Deeper 2016 

Office of Hispanic Ministry (Website)

Prison Ministry (Website)

Respect Life Ministry (Website)

The Messenger (Website)

Committee on Marriage Preparation (Website)
PREPARE/ENRICH Blog – Building Strong Marriages

Natural Family Planning (Website) (Facebook)

St. Vincent de Paul
Dinner Theater - April 2, 2016

February 2016

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Office of The Bishop

Letter - Black and Indian Mission Collection
Memo - Food For Families

Office of Development

February 2016 - Development Update
Parish Targets - January 2016
2017 Special Collection Dates

Office of Education ( website )

All PSR programs and Elementary Catholic Schools will be receiving in the mail or by delivery a copy of a DVD titled Close Encounters with the Beatitudes which the Office of Education was given permission by the Oblates to copy for each of you to share with your students.  The DVD is best suited for grades 4 – 7; however, if you feel it is meaningful and appropriate for all ages, please share with them as well.  It is only 14 minutes long but a great way to bring the Year of Mercy into our classrooms!

Another great Year of Mercy resource is available on our website – titled Living Mercy One Day at a Time @ http://www.diobelle.net/index.php/cat-cert/catechist-certification-opportunities .  Catechists can earn 1 elective credit upon viewing this webinar.

Coming Soon – ONLINE Diocesan Library!!!   We have tons of amazing resources in the Office of Education that we want you to know about so we have moved the Library ONLINE!  You will have access to all our DVDs, books, and Study Programs…at your fingertips!  More to come in March!

Department of Pastoral Services (Website) 

Office of Worship (Website)

Reconciliation Service – Coming Soon!
Resources for Jubilee of Mercy
Liturgical Calendar 2016
Lenten Regulations 2016
Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion
- Deadline February 4, 2016
RCIA Seminar Wading Deeper 2016 

Office of Hispanic Ministry (Website)

Prison Ministry (Website)

Respect Life Ministry (Website)

The Messenger (Website) 

Committee on Marriage Preparation (Website)
PREPARE/ENRICH Blog – Building Strong Marriages

Natural Family Planning (Website) (Facebook)
Couple to Couple League – Main Class Series – Bulletin Insert

January 2016

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Office of Development
January 2016 - Development Update

Parish Targets - December 2015

Office of Human Resources
2016 Holiday/Holy Day Schedule

Department of Pastoral Services (Website)

Office of Worship (Website)

Resources for Jubilee of Mercy
Year of Mercy Minute – Issue 2 – The Holy Father's Universal Prayer Intentions for 2016
Through the Doorway 2016 – RCIA Basics for NEW and VETERAN Ministers – January 17, 2016 –
Registration Form and Payment Option   – Deadline Extended to January 11, 2016
The Cantor as Animator:  The Art of Leading Congregational Singing – January 30, 2016 –
Registration Form Liturgical Calendar 2016
Lenten Regulations 2016

Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion – February 14, 2016 – Cathedral of Saint Peter, Belleville

Parish Resource Packet - Deadline February 4, 2016
Mark Your Calendar
- Wading Deeper 2016 – Institute on the Rites of the RCIA – July 22-23, 2016 – Holy Family Parish, Litchfield

Office of Hispanic Ministry (Website)

Conversational Spanish Lessons for clergy and parish personnel - staff and volunteers

Prison Ministry (Website)

Respect Life (Website)
March for Life 2016 – Registration Form and Fact Sheet  – Deadline January 15, 2016

The Messenger (Website)

2016 Publication Schedule

Marriage Preparation (Website)

Natural Family Planning (Website)

Junior High Catholic Youth Retreat - sponsored by St. Mary Catholic Church, Anna, IL