Parish Announcements


I purchased two statues of Our Lady of Fatima. One will be in the lounge at St. Philomena’s and one will travel from one home to another. The idea is each week one family/parishioner will receive the statue into their home. Each day they are to pray one five-decade rosary and a few other prayers Msgr. Mike will provide. The family/parishioner is encouraged to invite extended family, neighbors and friends to join them in praying the rosary. At the end of the week the family will bring back the statue for the next family to take to their home. The pickup for the statue will be on Sunday after Mass (or at a previously arranged time) and then returned the following Saturday. To sign up, please click HERE or feel free to call the main office to schedule a week. Scheduling will be done on a first come -first served basis. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. Thanks! Msgr. Mike


St. Philomena will be presenting an Advent By Candlelight event on Sunday, December 3. This is a special evening for us to become renewed and refreshed before the Christmas rush begins. The program includes uplifting Scripture readings, music and reflections focused on the Advent season. We need musicians!! If you would like to participate in the presenting of this for our Parish - by singing or playing an instrument, please contact Katherine Smith by October 15 at 217-433-1122 or


That Man Is You! is an interactive men's program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man Is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society. We will meet in the St. Philomena Parish Hall on Wednesdays for a light breakfast, a DVD presentation and small group discussions. The weekly meetings begin at 6:00am and conclude at 7:30am sharp. This will allow those who work to be able to leave promptly and head to work. Register Here


Memorial Bricks are still being sold for the St. Peregrine Shrine. The cost of a brick is $125. Order by October 1 for engraving this fall. Click here for ordering and/or more information.


Ready to Bring the Love of Jesus
The 2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal is now underway in our parishes. Thank you to all who have already pledged to the appeal. No gift is too small, and our parishes are trying to reach 100% participation. If you received your pledge card in the mail, please complete it and mail it back. If not, there are pledge cards at the entrances of both parishes. The goal for St. Philomena is $49,884 and for St. Michael is $9,877 and we can reach it only with your help. Contributions can be made by check payable to the Diocese of Peoria, by a credit or debit card, by direct debit from checking or savings account or online at


Friday, September 29
Divine Mercy for Mom's 12noon, St. Philomena Parish Hall
Wednesday, October 4
That Man is You! 6:00am, St. Philomena Parish Hall
Families of Faith 6:15pm, St. Philomena Lounge
Thursday, October 5
Knights of Columbus Meeting 7:00pm, St. Philomena Parish Hall
Friday, October 6
Divine Mercy for Mom's 12noon, St. Philomena Parish Hall
Saturday, October 7
John Nodeen Memorial Mass 11:00am, St. Philomena Church
St. Philomena & St. Michael Parish Fall Festival after the 4:30pm Mass, St. Philomena Church
Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8
Pantry Sunday Food Collection Weekend
Monday, October 9
Parish Office Closed in Observance of Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 11
That Man is You! 6:00am, St. Philomena Pairsh Hall
Friday, October 13
Divine Mercy for Mom's 12noon, St. Philomena Parish Hall
Saturday, October 14
Facility Group Meeting 9:00am, St. Philomena Church
Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15 and October 21 & 22
Poinsettia Pre-Sales after all Masses, St. Philomena Lounge - Only a limited number of Poinsettias are available for pre-sale, so plan to get yours this weekend
Thursday, October 19
Family-Hour Adoration 5:00pm, St. Philomena Church
Potluck Meal directly following Adoration at 6:00pm - Bring a side to share


Eucharistic Adoration will be held on Thursday, October 12, from 8:00am to 7:00pm.
Please click HERE to reserve a time or call/email the parish office.


1301 N. Market St.
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone:(217) 762-2566

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