176 W. Union Street, Seneca, IL 61360 SMA - Father Ghislain Inai - Pastor SMA - Father Augustin Kassa - Curate Founded in 1856
Diocese of Peoria
St. Joseph's and St. Mary's parishioners wanting to set up their on-line giving please go to the top right corner and find your Church's name and click on it. You will be directed to your Church's page and it will have directions and/or the link you will need to set up your on-line giving.
32nd Annual Christmas Concert Series Prairie Singers “Hallelujah, I Believe”
This year marks Prairie Singers 32nd Christmas concert series. We invite you to hear us at various locations. The Prairie Singers have selected carols that reflect the joys and beliefs of the Holiday season. Come and enjoy “Hallelujah, I Believe” with the Singers.
First United Methodist, Streator, December 14, 7 p.m. St. Patrick Catholic Church, Seneca, December 15, 2 p.m.
The church concerts will have a free will offering.
Look for the Prairie Singers Lenten Concerts in March at various local churches.
Members of all five parishes are invited to join St. Patrick’s in Seneca for the first three weeks of Advent as we host the series “Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist”. Bishop Jenky recently released this year’s Festival Letter on the importance of the Eucharist, so it is a perfect time to delve into the deeper meaning of the mystery as we prepare for the birth of Christ this Advent. You can participate in three different ways:
1. Coming to St. Patrick’s for our community showings 2. Gathering together to watch in your own parishes or communities 3. Or Signing in on Formed.org to watch at your convenience Discussion questions will be available in the bulletin or online @ Formed.org The videos will be shown in the church twice each week; after the 9:00am mass on Sundays and again on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm.
With the heating season beginning, we ask that everyone to be aware of closing doors throughout the church to save on fuel costs. We ask that as you enter or leave to make the sure the doors are closed and not left open to allow cold air to come into the church. Also note that one of the double doors at the bell tower entrance has been marked to remain closed so that the weather stripping will be kept in place. Please do not hook the doors open for any reason throughout the year. ~ Thank you.
Construction on the Church Grounds: As we begin construction in the southwest area of the church, the handicap drive will not be accessible. A ramp will be constructed to the southeast doorway. No traffic will be allowed along the east side of the building. Handicap markers will be placed for parking along the street north of the church.
For those interested in signing up to give your weekly/monthly/special collection donations on-line, please click on the link below. We thank you for your generosity.
Altar & Rosary St. Patrick's Altar & Rosary meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Church Parish Center at 6:30pm. All women of the Parish are invited to attend. If you would like more information please take a pamphlet from the tables at the back of the church.
Below is the link to our new St. Patrick's once a month bulletin. Please look it over as there will be new updated information at the beginning of each month. If you would like something put in the monthly bulletin we ask that you email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of the current month. Once approved by Father G our monthly bulletin will be printed and ready to go the first weekend of every month. If you would like to sponsor this monthly bulletin please place your donation into the collection basket at either of our weekend masses. Thank you and may God bless you!
Please be sure to check out ALL of the upcoming events on the "schedules" tab of this website!
Click the SUNDAY BULLETIN button below to see the Weekly Bulletin printed for St. Patrick's, St. Mary's of the Field, and St. Theresa. Once the screen advances it will ask you for the Church's name OR the city and state you are looking for, enter information and click "submit." Several options could be listed depending on how you did your search. Find "St. Patrick's" of Seneca and click on it. The screen will advance to an informational page of St. Patrick's, with a blue "view latest bulletin" button. Click on that blue button and it will take you to the newest, up-to-date, weekly bulletin.