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Bible in a Year Retreat – February 18 – 20, 2022

 Join Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins LIVE for the first-ever BIBLE IN A YEAR retreat on
February 18 -20, 2022!

What you can look forward to…

      • Four LIVE Main Stage talks with Fr. Mike and Jeff Cavins
      • A LIVE Q&A session, where you can ask questions in real time
      • LIVE Adoration led by Fr. Mike
      • FREE Small Group experience
      • Opportunities to meet other BYIA listeners
      • Special guest appearances from other Ascension Presenters


To register, visit Bible in a Year Retreat sign up.


Due to the unavailability of the Parish Hall, we are only able to accommodate 40 participants.

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a detailed schedule along with other helpful information regarding the retreat weekend.

For more information or questions, please contact Ileen Grebner at 309-383-4460 or

Faith & Family Night – January 29, 2022

What Will We Do for Lent? – Faith & Family Night

In a little over 2 months, Lent begins. To help you plan for your family’s Lenten journey, we invite you to join other families on January 29 to explore various Lenten ideas. You’ll have the chance to choose from these ideas and take home with you anything and everything you would need to bring these ideas to life for your family this Lent.

The evening will begin with dinner (pizza) immediately following the January 29, 4:30pm Mass (approximately 5:30pm).

Following dinner, your family will have the chance to explore 4 stations containing the various Lenten ideas and have time to choose and put together what you will take home with you. The bonus for the evening is the time spent as a family with other families wishing to add to their Lenten journey.

We ask that all families register either by calling Ileen at 309-383-4460 or through the Faith and Family Night sign up link.

2022 Lenten Soup Supper & Speaker Series

We are excited to announce the return of our Lenten Soup Supper & Speaker Series after a 2 year hiatus!

As soon as the speaker schedule is set, we’ll share it here along with any other updates. Until then, we need your help in making this Lenten tradition here at Lourdes the success that it has always been.

Volunteers are needed for the following:

      • Set up (making coffee/drinks, setting out table supplies, etc.)
      • Clean up (wiping down tables, washing dishes, etc.)
      • Making a 5-6 qt. crock pot of soup

There are 2 ways you can volunteer:

      1. Visit the Lenten Soup Supper & Speaker Series sign up page; or
      2. Contact Ileen at 309-383-4460 or


FORMED Pick of the Week – Automatic Weekly Update

Journey through the Liturgical Year with FORMED Pick of the Week. These are specific videos, podcasts and/or articles related to the season of the Church year. You’ll find this week’s pick below. Just click “Watch”.

If you’ve never signed in to FORMED before, there are 3 easy steps for parishioners to Sign Up on FORMED:

    1. Visit
    2. Enter our parish name (St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills IL)
    3. Enter your name and email