October 2016

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Office of The Bishop

Department of Social Outreach (Website)

Rural Life (Website)

•  Blessing of the Harvest ( Bulletin Insert & Flyer ) – Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. – Farm of Philip and Kelly Diekemper & Family, Carlyle, Illinois

Department of Canonical Affairs

Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
An Armenian - Catholic Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Service - Flyer
An Armenian - Catholic Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Service to be held on Thursday, October 20th, 7-8:15 p.m. the Service is sponsored by the Diocese of Belleville, The Armenian Orthodox Church in Swansea and the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the purpose of honoring and remembering Pope Francis' visit to Armenia earlier this year. All are welcome to attend, but registration is asked for because of space concerns.

National Vocation Awareness Week (November 6-12)

Department of Faith Formation

Formation Department/Office of Education ( website )

Parish Leaders are INVITED
Parish Revitalization:  The Courageous Parish – Saturday, October 8th
Pastors, Deacons, Trustees, Business Administrators, Parish Life Coordinators, Committee/Council Leaders, Catechetical Leaders, Youth Leaders…ALL Parish Leadership!

Take the next step…revitalize your parish!  Hear how other parishes are putting their Pastoral Plans into action within their partnerships.  It isn't easy stepping out of the comfort of our own parishes but times call for us to be bold and to seize this opportunity to be evangelizers.

Keynote Speaker, Rich Curran, is the nationally known founder of Parish Success Group and will address the critical responsibilities of each parish leader.
Flyer with more details
by October 5th 
Bulletin Announcement

Upcoming Events:   Looking for Catechist Formation Credit Hours?  Check out the 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.

Books of the Year (2016-17) - Catechist Credit offered

Department of Pastoral Services (Website)

Office of Worship (Website)

  • Resources for Jubilee of Mercy
  • Liturgical Book Order Form 2017
  • Workshop for Parish Organists – Saturday, October 15, 2016 – Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri - 9:30 a.m.
  • Workshops on The Newly Revised Order for Celebrating Matrimony—
    • Something Old & Something New (Registration Form) Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Christ the King Parish, Springfield, Illinois
    • Gateway Conference 2016 - Cardinal Rigali Center, Fleur de Lis Room, St. Louis, Missouri —   (Registration Form) Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Keynote & break-outs tailored to:
      Parish Liturgy Coordinators, Parish Music Directors, Parish Wedding Coordinators, Permanent Deacons and Deacons in Formation
      (Registration Form)   Friday, November 4, 2016 – Keynote & break-outs tailored to:
      Priests, Seminarians (Years III & IV), Permanent Deacons 

Office of Hispanic Ministry (Website)

Prison Ministry (Website)

Respect Life (Website)

The Messenger (Website)

Committee on Marriage Preparation (Website)
Pre Cana & Engaged Encounter Schedule
PREPARE/ENRICH Blog – Building Strong Marriages

Natural Family Planning (Website)

Department of Temporal Affairs

Office of Development
October 2016 - Development Update
Parish Targets - September 2016