St Patrick Catholic Church of Merna, located on the eastern edge of Bloomington, Illinois, is the foundation of our Catholic Community. Our Roman Catholic Community is part of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria located in Central Illinois. Established in 1875, we are a faith-centered family, serving spiritual and temporal needs by proclaiming the Christian Message of God’s love. We have been a vital part of the fabric of surrounding farms and the eastern half of Bloomington-Normal for over one hundred thirty-five years, helping our parishioners and the community at large.

 

parish "NEWS"
Road Construction

Road work has begun on Towanda Barnes in front of the church. The entrance and exit off of Towanda Barnes entering the parking lot is currently under construction. Please be cautious of the dip in the road as you enter and exit the parking lot.  

 
Calling All Parish Families

 CALLING ALL FAMILIES!

We’d love to hear all about your family’s summer activities, especially time spent together! You don’t have to have children in RE to participate! Click here to download a “scrapbook” page. Print the page, complete it and add a photo then return to Bobbi at either the Welcome Center or the parish office.

Can’t wait to hear from all of you!

 
7th Annual Parish Golf Outing
 7th Annual St. Patrick Church of Merna Parish Golf Outing host by the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Joseph Boylan Jr., Council #15175


When: Monday, September 11, 2017 at Crestwicke Country Club with Shot Gun start promptly at Noon. 


Cost: $100 per person: includes, green fees, cart, lunch and dinner. $25 per person for dinner guest. To signup a four-person team, individual or dinner CLICK HERE.

To become a sponsor CLICK HERE 

 
EMMAUS DAYS 2017
 
2017 TOTUS TUUS

Totus Tuus this summer on July 16-21, 2017!  

There are still spots available for your child to experience TOTUS TUUS -  a prayer filled, exciting adventure that will help them grow closer to Jesus and His Mother Mary. 

If you like to know more READ HERE

 To complete an online registration form please CLICK HERE

 
Be Smart, Drive Safe Diocesan Vehicle Training Program
  • Step 1: Complete and return the Volunteer Drivers Form: CLICK HERE
  • Step 2: You will need to visit CMG Connect the Diocese of Peoria training hub and create an account, than view 3 Training Videos Online (1. Be Smart Drive Safe; 2. Church Transportation & 3. Passenger Van Policy): CLICK HERE
  • Step 3: Once you have completed viewing the drivers training program you can print a completed certificate. Once you have printed the certificate please submit the certificate and completed Volunteer Drivers form to Jeff Lopez in our the parish office.
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    St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna, 1001 North Towanda Barnes Road, Bloomington, IL 61705
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