Pastor’s Letter & October 18 Bulletin

The October 18 bulletin is available online.

There will be a second collection this weekend for World Mission Sunday, when the global Church supports mission priests, religious and lay leaders providing loving service to those most in need. If you desire to write a check, please make it payable to St. Philomena. If you’d like to give online, go to the top of this page and click on the green DONATE button. Choose Second Collection as the fund and Mission Sunday as the sub fund. Thank you for your consideration. 

Dear friend,

In this weekend’s reading from Isaiah, the Lord says, “I have called you by your name, giving you a title, though you knew me not.” The Church has many roles within society and operates as a voice that speaks to many life situations. One of the principal beliefs we have about the Church is that she is the deposit of faith to which we can go to learn and understand Divine Revelation. The Bible, along with all Church teaching is seen as the faith teachings that guide our way of living. For us Catholics, we believe the deposit of faith to be true, no matter if another believes it or not. This goes for the existence of God, His love exemplified in Creation, the beauty and power of the Sacraments, and the immortal soul that is the core of each of our identities. In this passage to Isaiah, God makes the point for His initiating the call to all persons, no matter if we know Him or not, whether we believe in God’s existence or not. The truths are our faith are not true just because someone believes them, they are true because they are true. A big part of the subjective spiritual journey we all endeavor in this life, is understanding and incorporating God’s truth..

Recent News


Please read this entire post to understand making a reservation. Use the links at the very bottom of this post to make a reservation for Mass. Click on the date and time when you would... Read More

Reconciliation Schedule

(October 21, 2020) Starting October 26, Father David will hear all confessions in the church confessional. The schedule will be as follows: Wednesdays at 5pm, Thursdays at 8:30am, Saturdays at 8:30am and 3pm. A mask... Read More

Women's Care Center

Please take a moment to watch a video produced by the Women's Care Center where they provide an update on their services for this year.Read More

How to View Mass (or Funerals) Online

Mass is live each Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Mass can be viewed at any time after that on either... Read More

Adoration Chapel & Private Prayer Time

(July 21, 2020) -- Our Adoration Chapel remains closed. We do not have a time frame for its reopening. The church is open from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. each Monday-Friday for personal prayer and reflection... 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-Saturday: 8:00 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.

The Lord's Day Mass

At this time, you must reserve a space to attend at these Mass times. Please go to
Saturday Vigil Mass: 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

Church confessionals will reopen the week of October 26. Confession times are as follows: Wednesday, 5pm; Thursday, 8:30am; Saturday, 8:30am and 3pm. Masks are required in the confessional, please use hand sanitizer before touching the confessional door. Maintain 6' between you and others in line.