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Pastor’s Letter: January 26, 2020

Dear friend,

This week the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates “Catholic Schools Week.” The bishops decided on this celebration as a means to joyfully celebrate what our schools represent and to build toward the future. The Church consistently teaches that parents are the first educators of their children in the ways of faith. Catholic schools exist to help parents in the transmission of the faith to our youth. St. Philomena School takes the transmission of the faith as its primary reason for existence. We teach the kids about the moral life and about how what we say and do is a reflection about what we believe about God and ourselves. Faith is obviously a life-long journey and something that the whole Body of Christ needs to play a part. This bulletin is evidence of handing on of faith taking place in our school. I hope you enjoy reading some of the kids’ reflections. Our kids will partake in many activities this week to help them more deeply reflect on the great opportunity their parents have given them by enrolling in St. Philomena School.

This week is an opportunity to emphasize and celebrate our Catholic Schools and the opportunity we have to spread our faith in Jesus. We will have an open house on Sunday, January 26 from noon to 2 pm to show the effectiveness of our Catholic education and invite the next generation to join. You are welcome to walk through the school and visit the classrooms and teachers. This year we increased our advertising to reach people in our community who are not aware of our parochial school. I am hopeful we can draw in new students to our school, as we are always inviting new people to join our church. As a Church, we focus on handing on of the faith and truth. We run schools to educate in all areas of life. I pray that our school..

Recent News

Pastor's Letter: January 26, 2020

Dear friend, This week the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates “Catholic Schools Week.” The bishops decided on this celebration as a means to joyfully celebrate what our schools represent and to build toward... Read More

eNews: January 22, 2020

All are invited to our annual school open house to celebrate Catholic Schools Week and to showcase our amazing parish school on Sunday, January 26 from 12-2pm. Open to all current families, past families, parishioners,... Read More

Pastor's Letter: January 19, 2020

Dear friend, Between 1884 and 1886, Pope Leo XIII had a vision after praying the Mass at the Vatican. Those present said the pope had a pale and fearful look on his face as the... Read More

eNews: January 15, 2020

The Men’s Club will meet tonight (Wed., Jan. 15) to take down Christmas decorations. The regular meeting will follow in the banquet room. If you can help in the church, please meet in there around... Read More

Pastor's Letter: January 12, 2020

Dear friend, I hope 2020 is off to a good start for you and your family. It is hard to believe how fast time passes. We had a great celebration of Christmas. Although we all... Read More

About Us

About Us

St. Philomena Parish is a Catholic Church with a parochial elementary grade school in an established family neighborhood in the heart of Peoria, IL.

Our mission is to proclaim our faith in Jesus Christ through worship, sacraments, education and community life.  Each parishioner is invited to understand, embrace, and communicate the truth of Catholic Christianity to our culture.

Mass Times

Week Day Mass

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

The Lord's Day Mass

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 7:30 p.m.

Holy Days of Obligation

5:30 p.m. (Vigil Mass - held the
evening before the holy day)
7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
When school is in session there is a 9:00 a.m. Mass on the holy day.

Confession Times

Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. & 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. & 8:30 a.m.
First Wednesday: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.