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Welcome to the Churches of St. Patrick's & St. Anne's!

 

Online Liturgy for the Second Sunday of Advent - December 4, 2022

Celebrated at St. Patrick's Church - Momence, IL

 

Fr. Pete Jankowski has been celebrating all Masses on behalf of the parishioners of St. Patrick's Church (Momence) and St. Anne's Church (St. Anne) who are not able to church. Feel free to invite others to join our Masses if they are not able to join their own parish communities – we will never get large enough to worry about too many people that come and join us (and what a wonderful dilemma it would be if they did!). 

 

Please continue to support our local parishes – we need your support to continue spreading God’s mercy during these difficult times.

 

To support the mission of St. Patrick's Church, please contact us at (815) 472-2864 or write us at 119 North Market Street - Momence, IL 60954.

 

To support the mission of St. Anne's Church, please contact us at (815) 427-8265 or write us at PO Box 470 - St. Anne, IL 60964.

 

2022 St. Anne Novena

For the 142nd time in the parish's history, hundreds of faithful came to pray at St. Anne's Pavilion and Shrine to venerate a relic that has healed so many good souls in the parish's history. Click below to view all the pics!!!

 

For Pictures of the 2022 Novena, CLICK HERE!

 

On June 4th (with special permission), students from St. Patrick's Church in Momence celebrated their confirmation liturgy after a two year process. Especially during this trying times of COVID, we thank John Rehmer, Ashley Luft and all those who were involved in the formation of these young adults.

 

Confirmation Liturgy

St. Patrick's Church

June 4, 2022

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PICS!

 

 

Confirmation Liturgy

St. Anne's Church

April 30, 2022

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PICS!

On April 30th (with special permission), students from St. Anne's Church celebrated their confirmation liturgy after a two year process. Especially during this trying times of COVID, we thank Kim Emerson, Dana Miramontes and all those who were involved in the formation of these young adults.

 

A Three Minute Video on Confirmation &

First Communion Weekend at the Border Town Parishes on April 30 - May 1, 2022

 

CLICK HERE FOR ST. ANNE'S

1ST COMMUNION PICS!

CLICK HERE FOR ST. PATRICK'S

1ST COMMUNION PICS (10:30 am)

1ST COMMUNION PICS (12:00 noon)

 

First Communion Liturgies

 

On May 1st, the students from both St. Patrick's and St. Anne's Churches celebrated their respective First Communion Liturgies. John Rehmer, Kim Emerson, Ashley Childress, Stacy & Sophia West as well as so many others (including the parents, the primary educators of these children!) were invested in this two-year process of formation for the sake of saving souls. Much thanks to everyone who made a difference providing the Lord's grace to this wonderful, young souls!!!

 

 

CLICK HERE to View all the Holy Week Pictures!

 

On March 19, 2022 - the faithful at St. Patrick's in Momence gathered for a bagpipe Mass, followed by a Corned Beef Cabbage / Irish Stew Dinner, cooked by the Knights of Columbus. Much thanks to all who made this wonderful event possible!!!

 

2022 Trip to the Holy Land

From February 8-17, Fr. Pete led a group of thirty-four members of the Border Town Parishes and the Camino y Esperanza Retreat House on some of the most spiritual places our Lord walked some two thousand years ago. The spirit of this particular group often played out the life of our Lord, modeling the type of passion, death and resurrection our Lord offered in their prayers and joy of heart in the life of a Christian. Thanks to Ana and Eileen Rivas for making this trip possible for our Border Town Pilgrims. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTO COLLECTION

 

SPANISH HOMILY AT THE CHAPEL OF THE SHEPHERDS' FIELDS IN BETHLEHEM ON FEBRUARY 13, 2022

 

Fr. Pete Jankowski offers this Homily at the location in Bethlehem where the angel of the Lord announces to the shepherds in the field the birth of the Messiah and Lord (Luke 2).

   

WALKING THE VIA DOLOROSA (WAY OF THE CROSS) AND MASS ON CHRIST'S TOMB AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

On February 14, 2022  Fr. Pete Jankowski and the faithful of the border town communities on a 5:00 a.m. journey through the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross - Via Crucis) followed by Mass on Christ’s tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

   

PRAYING THE ROSARY IN SPANISH ON THE SEA OF GALILEE - FEBRUARY 11, 2022 The Holy Land Pilgrims offer this special decade of the Rosary for the parishioners of the Border Town Parishes and all the Online Faithful.

   

SPANISH RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES AND BLESSING AT THE JORDAN RIVER - FEBRUARY 11, 2022

 

Congratulations and THANK YOU! to our Catechists who were Commisioned to Serve the Youth of Our Border Town Parishes on September 26, 2021!!!

 

 

Here are the highlights of the THREE Masses and activities that took place on St. Anne's Feast Day at the First National Shrine in the United States - St. Anne's Church in St. Anne, IL. Thanks to Bob Thompson for the pics and to Fr. Jason Nesbit, CSV (Homilist at the 10:00 Mass), Fr. Don Wehnert, CSV, Fr. Moises Mesh, CSV and Fr. John Peeters, CSV (Homilist at the 2:00 Mass) for joining us at this celebration. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a spirit-filled on for the 500+ faithful who came to pray with us!!! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PICS!!!

 

CLICK HERE to enter the St. Anne Novena Page

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our students receiving First Communion at St. Patrick's Church (May 2, 2021) and St. Anne's Church (May 9, 2021). Thanks to John Rehmer and Kim Emerson, as well as the catechists, for their really holy work during some very trying times!!!

 

For First Communion Pictures at St. Patrick's, CLICK HERE!

For First Communion Pictures at St. Anne's, CLICK HERE!

 

Congratualtions to the Students of the Border Town (or, at least, those who could

weather the Snowstorms!) for Receiving Their First Confessions in February 2021!!!

 

Previous Online Masses, Blessings and Services...

 

December 4, 2022

(The Second Sunday of Advent)

December 11, 2022

(The Third Sunday of Advent)

December 18, 2022

(The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

November 13, 2022 (The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

November 20, 2022 (Solemnity

of Christ the King - 34 OT)

November 27, 2022

(The First Sunday of Advent)

October 23, 2022 (The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October 30, 2022 (The 31st

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

November 6, 2022 (The 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October 2, 2022 (The 27th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October 9, 2022 (The 28th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October 16, 2022 (The 29th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

September 11, 2022 (The 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

September 18, 2022 (The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

September 25, 2022 (The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

August 21, 2022 (The 21st

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

August 28, 2022 (The 22nd

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

September 4, 2022 (The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 31, 2022 (The 18th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

August 7, 2022 (The 19th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

August 14, 2022 (The 20th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 24, 2022 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Novena Day 8)

July 25, 2022 (The Feast of St. James the Apostle - Novena Day 9)

July 26, 2022 (The Feast

of Ss. Joachim & Anne)

July 21, 2022 (Novena Day 5)

July 22, 2022 (Novena Day 6)

July 23, 2022 (Novena Day 7)

July 18, 2022 (Novena Day 2)

July 19, 2022 (Novena Day 3)

July 20, 2022 (Novena Day 4)

July 3, 2022 (The 14th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 10, 2022 (The 15th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 17, 2022 (The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Novena Day 1)

June 12, 2022

(Trinity Sunday)

June 19, 2022

(Corpus Christi)

June 26, 2022 (The 13th

Sunday in Ordinary Time)

May 22, 2022

(The Sixth Sunday of Easter)

May 29, 2022

(The Ascension of the Lord)

June 5, 2022

(Pentecost Sunday)

May 1, 2022

(The Third Sunday of Easter)

May 8, 2022

(The Fourth Sunday of Easter)

May 15, 2022

(The Fifth Sunday of Easter)

April 15, 2022

(Good Friday)

April 17, 2022

(Easter Sunday)

April 24, 2022

(The Second Sunday of Easter)

April 3, 2022

(The Fifth Sunday of Lent)

April 10, 2022

(Palm Sunday)

April 14, 2022

(Holy Thursday)

March 13, 2022

(The Second Sunday of Lent)

March 20, 2022

(The Third Sunday of Lent)

March 27, 2022

(The Fourth Sunday of Lent)

February 20, 2022 (The Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

March 2, 2022

(Ash Wednesday)

March 6, 2022

(The First Sunday of Lent)

February 6, 2022 (The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

February 13, 2022 (The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

February 20, 2022 (The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)

January 16, 2022 (The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)

January 23, 2022 (The

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

January 30, 2022 (The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

January 1, 2022

(The Solemnity of Mary)

January 2, 2022

(The Solemnity of the Epiphany)

January 9, 2022

(The Baptism of the Lord)

 

To View all Our Previous Masses

(Starting with the 3rd Sunday of Lent 2020),

PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!

 


St. Patrick's Church
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St. Anne's Catholic Church
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At the "Our Lady of Lourdes" Grotto at St. Patrick's Church in Momence, a family of First Communion children gather to celebrate this sacrament OUTDOORS on June 21, 2020. Much thanks to DRE John Rehmer and the First Communion Catechists for helping our students receive this most sacred gift!

 

 

 

NEW! CLICK HERE to Read the March 2022 Edition of the St. Patrick's Alumni Newsletter

CLICK HERE to Read the Alumni Fall Festival Letter!

CLICK HERE to Read the September 2021 Edition of the St. Patrick's Alumni Newsletter!

 

St. Anne's & Patrick's

Church Photo Directories

Thanks to Anne Andrade, Ruth Sparenberg & Joanne Hermann for assembling, scanning and editing the following Photo Directories from the Church History of the Bordertown Parishes!

1973 St. Patrick's Church Photo Directory

1981 St. Patrick's Church Photo Directory

1986 St. Patrick's Church Photo Directory

1993 St. Patrick's Church Photo Directory

2004 St. Patrick's Church Photo Directory

2010 St. Patrick's Church Photo Directory

2016 St. Patrick's Church Photo Directory

1960s St. Anne's Church Photo Directory

1970s St. Anne's Church Photo Directory

1989 St. Anne's Church Photo Directory

1998/2004 St. Anne's Photo Directory

 

 

Much thanks to an anonymous donor who, in part, chose to donate their "Trump Money" to help purchase the 70" Divine Mercy image that now adorns the St. Patrick's sanctuary.

 

Another group of donors wishes to help Sacred Heart Church wil their "Trump Money" in serving the poor through special projects on the property. We are most grateful for the charitable spirit of our parishioners and benefactors. Please continue to help support our local parishes - with your help... and your PRAYERS... we will be able to get through our struggles together!

 

 

 

 

Help support our parishes buy purchasing copies of Fr. Pete's Homiletic Books! You can purchase them at the parishes or online at Amazon.com!

Cycle A Homilies

Cycle B Homilies

Cycle C Homilies

 

CLICK HERE to watch Fr. Pete's Videos that Walk Through the Liturgy, produced for the University of Dayton

 

CLICK HERE to watch Fr. Pete's Twelve Part Series "Stories on the Journey," Broadcast on Shalom World TV!

 

 

Join us for a Two Minute Video Tour of both St. Patrick's Church and the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at St. Patrick's as part of the "Heritage Days" online Tour of the City.

 

   
Religious Education
   

 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR OWN APOSTOLIC BLESSING!!!

Acquiring a Papal Blessing

 

 

The Vatican provides a wonderful opportunity to receive an Apostolic Blessing for Birthdays, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Weddings, Religious Professions, Ordinations and Anniversaries of these sacraments. For weddings and such, Fr. Pete offers a special blessing on the first Sunday weekend of each month and is willing to purchase an Apostolic Blessing for anyone who asks (and if he can afford it... since he pays out of pocket!!!

 

If you are interested in receiving an Apostolic Blessing, you can do so by clicking the link to the left or by calling the parish offices.

 

     

Religious Education

Our Faith

Sacraments
      

Parish Photos

Events Calendar

Maps & Directions
 

 

Support St. Patrick's Church by Giving Online!

 

Support St. Anne's Church by Giving Online!!!

 

 

Fr. Pete Jankowski came to realize that this form of "Virtual Evanglization" has resulted in almost 350 Videos that has been produced for the St. Anne & St. Patrick Communities, resulting in over 1050 hours of work for the sake of helping souls at the Border Town Parishes... that is almost FORTY FOUR DAYS of constant producing in helping souls reach heaven at the Border Town! Thanks to all who have contributed to this cause of evangelization for the good people of Momence and St Anne, IL!

 

 

 

Highlights from the Border Town Parish Picnic on August 21, 2022!!!

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE PICTURES OF THE EVENT!!!

 

 

Listen to Timothy Cardinal Dolan's interview with Fr. Pete Jankowski, who heard 24 hours of confessions in 2014!!!

 

CLICK HERE

to enter the

St. Anne Novena Page

 

Fr. Dan Hessling 1956-2022

Final Commendation at His Funeral Mass on May 25, 2022

 

 

In-Church Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday and the Blessing of Seeds and Fields - April 24, 2022

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR MASS AND APPRECIATION DINNER ON FEBRUARY 19!

 

A Forty-Five Second Video on our Gym Renovation Project!!!

 

 

Watch St. Patrick's Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations from December 11-12!

 

In 2014, Timothy Cardinal Dolan interview me on April 17 about Fr. Pete's experience sitting in the confessional for 24 hours, in honor of St. John Vianney. We added pictures of some of our recent parish activities (Novenas, Confirmations, etc.) and just overlaid them on the audio.

 

Parishioner Jean Gibson  invites you to experience what is called “Eucharistic Miracles of the World.” This website offers a great deal of information, with a “Virtual Tour” of various places around the globe that have encountered Christ in the most sacred of ways.To access this Website, CLICK HERE!!!

 

In a two-minute video, Three Masses are highlighted on May 23, 2021 at the Border Town Parishes ...  Weather permitting, Sunday OUTDOOR Masses take place at St. Anne's Church (St. Anne, IL)at 9:00 a.m.and at St. Patrick's Church (Momence, IL)  at 10:30 a.m. Please bring Your Own Chairs to the Mass! 

 

An Online Memorial Day Service at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Momence

 

 

Join our Kankakee Border Town Parishes in an Online May Crowning Service!

 

 

VIDEO EASTER HIGHLIGHTS AT ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH IN MOMENCE - APRIL 3-4

 

 

FR. PETE'S

ORDINATION MASS FROM JUNE 1, 1996

 

Fr. Pete was ordained twenty-five years ago at the Cathedral of St. Raymond. Please continue to pray for his ministry to the folks of the border town parishes.

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SERVICES DECEMBER 12, 2020

Fr. Pete celebrated TWO Masses on December 12, 2020 - one outdoor Mass at the Camino & Esperanza Retreat House & Grotto in St. Anne, IL and the other at St. Patrick's Church in Momence. Thanks to everyone who made these wonderful events possible!

 

 

VETERANS' DAY MESSAGE

from the Border Town Parishes For the Benefit of the Manteno Veterans' Home. If you would like to support their cause, please CLICK HERE!

 

FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION AT THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST. ANNE

 

On August 15-16, students from the National Shrine received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation at special outdoor Masses in the St. Anne Pavillion. Congratulations to our students and their families!!!

CONFIRMATION AT ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH IN MOMENCE

 

On September 6, twenty-two students from St. Patrick's Church received the sacrament of Confirmation at two special Masses with Fr. Pete Jankowski. Congratulations to our students and their families!!!

CLICK HERE to view the pictures from the 10:30 a.m. Mass

CLICK HERE to view the pictures from the 12:00 noon Mass

 

 

CLICK HERE to View Pics from Past and Present St. Anne Day Novena Mass Celebrations!

 

 

A Video Announcement for Kankakee Bordertown Parishes - April 19, 2020

 

Either Fr. Pete's dog Gabby is preparing to be baptized at the Easter Vigil on April 12th (which not only isn't going to happen anymore but wasn't going to happen to a dog anyway) or Fr. Pete does a lousy job giving his dog a bath! Poor Gabby...

 

 

St. Patrick's Church 

119 North Market Street

Momence, IL  60954

(815) 472-2864

 

Daily Mass: Mon - Fri 9:15 a.m.

Adoration Th 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sat Confessions at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Sun Mass in English: 10:30 a.m.
Sun Mass in Spanish: 12:00 p.m.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Fridays in English at 4:00 p.m.

Fridays in Spanish at 6:00 p.m.

 

Office Hours: Mon, Wed & Thu

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Email Rectory

Support St. Patrick's Church by Giving Online!!!

 

Greetings from Our St. Patrick's Staff to our Parishioners...

 

St. Anne's Church 

230 North Sixth Avenue

St. Anne, IL  60964

(815) 427-8265

 

Wednesday Mass 5:00 p.m.

First Friday 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Confessions 8:30 a.m.

Sunday Mass: 9:00 a.m.

 

Office Hours: Monday-Tuesday

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Email Rectory

Support St. Anne's Church by Giving Online!!!

 

Greetings from Our St. Anne's Staff to our Parishioners...

 

 

For only $100, you can dedicate a brick to someone special at St. Patrick's Outdoor Grotto (where the Our Lady of Lourdes Outdoor Masses are celebrated)!!! call (815) 472-2864.

For only $25, you can dedicate a Journeysongs Pew Book from either parish. Please call (815) 472-2864 (St. Patrick's) or (815) 427-8265 (St. Anne's) for more information!

 

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