Lent What’s Up
March 2, 2023
St. Mary
606 W. Main St.  
Parish mission: March 6-8, 7-8 p.m.
St. Mary
400 Fulton St.   
Parish mission: March 20-22, 7-8:30 p.m., in the school gym, with Deacon Ron “Willie” Williams. 
St. Catherine of Genoa
340 S. Stott St.  
St. Joseph table: March 25, 4-8 p.m., at the parish hall. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council #14294. Bread, spaghetti and meatballs, sausage and desserts. Free will offering. 
St. John the Baptist
2302 W. Church St.  
Parish mission: Tuesdays, starting March 7 and continuing for 8 weeks, 7-8 p.m. Meets in the church. Will cover “Theology of the Body for Beginners” by Christopher West.  
St. Joseph
410 W. Lena St.    
Soup and Stations of the Cross: March 3 and 24, 6:30 p.m. Dinner in the parish hall after Stations. 
Sacred Heart
323 N. Taylor St.    
St. Joseph table: March 19, noon-3 p.m. Meatless pasta, salad, bread and desserts. Free will offering. Proceeds benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 
Info: Randy Reband, 779-548-5067, shdispatch@svdp-marengoil.org  
St. Mary
126 W. 5th St.
Lenten inspiration: Led by Father Dennis Morrissy and Father Timothy Barr, March 8 and 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Cathedral of St. Peter
1243 N. Church St. 
Lenten speaker series: Wednesdays, March 8-March 22, all at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Presenters are Bishop David Malloy, Father Kenneth Anderson and Msgr. Eric Barr. 
St. Anthony of Padua
1010 Ferguson St. 
St. Joseph altar: Starts March 10, 3:30 p.m., with a novena to St. Joseph. Altar viewing on March 18 after the 4:30 Mass. Coffee and cookies served afterward. Meatless meal March 19, noon-3 p.m., in the wheelchair-accessible church hall. Free will offering. 
Info: Colleen Gullo, 815-226-8092
St. Bernadette
2400 Bell Ave. 
Fish fry: Fridays, March 3-10, March 24-April 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the parish center. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council #15530. Fish, mac and cheese, desserts and more. Carry-out available. $12/adult, $10/senior citizen, $8/child (ages 4-12). 
St. Joseph altar: Altar viewing March 18, 5:30-7 p.m. Lunch on March 19, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dine-in or carry-out. Cost: none. 
Sacred Heart
2224 Ave. J  
Educational talk: March 7, 7 p.m., in the church basement. Father Bruce Ludeke will speak on why the Catholic and Orthodox churches separated. 
Video series: Thursdays, March 9-March 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the basement. Will cover "The Art of Dying Well.” 
St. Mary
509 Ave. B  
Communal penance: March 14, 6-7 p.m. Also open to Sacred Heart Parish, Sterling, and St. Andrew Parish, Rock Falls. 
 St. Ann
608 E. Railroad St.    
Soup and Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 10 and 31, Stations at 6:30 p.m., followed by a soup dinner in the parish hall. 
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