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

 

 

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

 

 

Online Liturgy for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Including HIGHLIGHTS of the St. Anne Novena) - August 1, 2021

 

Celebrated at the National Shrine of St. Anne - St. Anne, 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!). All we ask you to do is bring your own chairs to the Masses, bring your own masks and observe social distancing. For Social Distancing Guidelines, Please CLICK HERE (English Instructions) or CLICK HERE (Spanish Instructions).

 

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.

 

Here is a GIF from the St. Anne Golf Outing from June 12, 2021. Below is the golf prayer I offered to start off the festivities, courtesy of the Passionist Community (as an aside, whomever hired the caterer with the cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped jalepenos SHOULD GET A RAISE!!!)...

 

Lord of the Fairways,

You’ve blessed us with the beauty of nature, the abilities of mind and body, plus the insights of modern technology. These blessings join together today in our 2021 Golf Outing, in memory of Fr. James Fanale.

 

Be with us, that we may enjoy

each moment of today’s outing:

 

May

our vision be keen as an eagle’s,

our drives straight as aces,

our irons sure as the birdies’ flight,

our putts true and on the mark,

and the fellowship above par!

May we call upon your Holy Name only

in praise, and leave cursing the Devil

to those more qualified…

And, if it be your Will, a good score

would make today heavenly! Amen!

 

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!!!

 

 

 

Congratulations to our Confirmandi and Newly Baptized who

Received Their Sacraments at St. Patrick's Church on Easter Weekend!!!

To View Photos, CLICK HERE!!!

 

 

Previous Online Masses, Blessings and Services...

 

July 26, 2021 (St. Anne Feast Day Traditional Latin Mass)

August 1, 2021

(18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

August 8, 2021

(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 24, 2021 (Seventh Day of the Novena - Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time)

July 25, 2021

(Eighth Day of Novena -

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 26, 2021 (The Last Day of Novena - The Feast of Ss. Joachim & Anne)

July 21, 2021 (Fourth Day of the Novena - Feast of St. Mary Magdalene)

July 22, 2021 (Fifth Day of the Novena - Thursday of the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 23, 2021 (Sixth Day of the Novena - Friday of the 16th Day in Ordinary Time)

July 18, 2021

(First Day of Novena -

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 19, 2021 (Second Day of Novena - Monday of the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 20, 2021 (Third Day of Novena - Tuesday of the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

June 27, 2021

(13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 4, 2021

(14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

July 11, 2021

(15th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

June 6, 2021

(Corpus Christi)

June 13, 2021

(11th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

June 20, 2021

(12th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

May 16, 2021

(Ascension Sunday)

May 23, 2021

(Pentecost Sunday)

May 30, 2021

(Trinity Sunday)

April 25, 2021

(Fourth Sunday of Easter)

May 2, 2021

(Fifth Sunday of Easter)

May 9, 2021

(Sixth Sunday of Easter)

April 3, 2021

(Easter Sunday)

April 11, 2021

(Second Sunday of Easter)

April 18, 2021

(Third Sunday of Easter)

March 28, 2021

(Palm Sunday)

April 1, 2021

(Holy Thursday)

April 2, 2021

(Good Friday)

March 7, 2021

(The Third Sunday of Lent)

March 14, 2021

(The Fourth Sunday of Lent)

March 21, 2021

(The Fifth Sunday of Lent)

February 17, 2021

(Ash Wednesday)

February 21, 2021

(The First Sunday of Lent)

February 28, 2021

(The Second Sunday of Lent)

January 31, 2021 (The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

February 7, 2021 (The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

February 14, 2021 (The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

January 10, 2021

(The Baptism of the Lord)

January 17, 2021 (The

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)

January 24, 2021 (The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

December 27, 2020 (The Solemnity of the Holy Family)

January 1, 2021 (The Solemnity

of Mary, Mother of God)

January 3, 2021 (The Solemnity

of the Epiphany)

December 13, 2020 (The

Third Sunday of Advent)

December 20, 2020 (The

Fourth Sunday of Advent)

December 25, 2020 (The Solemnity of Christmas)

 

To View all Our Previous Masses

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

PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!

 


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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 June 2021 Edition of the St. Patrick's Alumni Newsletter!

CLICK HERE to Read the March 2020 Edition of the St. Patrick's Alumni Newsletter!

 

 

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!

 

Say Hello to our Upgraded St. Patrick's Statue

Thanks to artist Marlo Steinle coming out of "retirement" to help our cause, Marlo took a paint-soaked statue of St. Patrick's (donated by Bishop McNamara School), stripped the paint, fixed it and repainted it for our outdoor grotto!

 

Over at St. Patrick's Rectory, the house has been cleaned, pergo floors have been laid, the house has now been painted and beautified for parishioner use!

 

We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. These parishes east of Kankakee, IL served as "border town" churches in the mid-1800s, welcoming immigrants from throughlout the world. Our missions today is to do the same. St. Patrick's Church (the old border town from 1834) serves the Spanish and English-speaking communities of an old Dutch town. St. Anne's Church is the home of the National Shrine of St. Anne, brought to the states from France to Canada and then the US in the 1850s. Sacred Heart Church just celebrated its 80th anniversary; it is the poorest Church in the Joliet Diocese, the poorest city in Illinois and is the diocesan mission in great need of your help.

 

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.

 

Other Resources for Your Consideration...

         

Augustine Institute:Free subscriptions of FORMED for 40 days

Bayard: Living with Christ

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd(for parents)

Catholic Faith Network

Dominican Friars on Sunday Readings

Liturgical Press: Give Us This Day

Loyola Press

Faith Formation and Grammar and Writing Games

 

Magnificat

Oregon Catholic Press

Resources for Parishes

Resources for Home

Pauline

Eucharistic Adoration with the Daughters of St Paul

Mary Walks Beside You: Strength for Living in Fragile Times

The Word Among Us

 

Pope Francis’ Prayer with Mary for COVID-19

Archbishop Gomez Prayer for COVID-19

Spiritual Communion. . .

COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

Light a Candle Online (from the National Shrine of St. John Neumann). . .

Pauline Media Eucharistic Adoration . . .

Mary Walks Beside You: Strength for Living in Fragile Times. . . from Pauline Media

 

   
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR 2020 ADVENT & CHRISTMAS OPPORTUNITIES!

     

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Join Fr. Pete Jankowski at Select International's Inaugural SERVICE PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND from December 1-12, 2021!!!

 

 

For more information about this once in a lifetime opportunity, CLICK HERE!!!

 

To View Hightlights of Fr. Pete's previous visit to the Holy Land, CLICK HERE!!!

To Watch Videos from the Holy Land, 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.

 

HOMILIES FOR FR. PETE'S FATHER (DONALD JANKOWSKI)

 

 

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!

 

Funeral Mass for Rev. James Fanale, CVS - Celebrated at St. Anne's Church (St. Anne, IL) on October 21, 2020

CLICK HERE to Read Obituary

"Viatorian Community Loses a Beloved Priest and Scholar" - CLICK HERE to Read this Reflection by Viatorian Provincial Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV

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 N. Market St.

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 Masses: 7:30 & 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

8:00 - 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 N. 6th Ave, PO Box 470

St. Anne, IL  60964

(815) 427-8265

 

Wednesday Mass 5:00 p.m.

First Friday 8:00 a.m.

Sunday Confessions 8:30 a.m.

Sunday Mass: 9:00 a.m.

 

Office Hours: Mon-Thu

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...

 

 

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