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.


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In light of the circumstances here at the Church, Fr. Greg has decided that it is best that we delay the return of Sunday Evening  (7PM Mass) at St. Patrick Church of Merna. There will not be a Sunday evening mass until further notice. If you are looking for an evening there is a 5:30pm at Epiphany.

Celebrating the Word

What do you get when you combine Children’s Liturgy of the Word with KidSpot??

Well, you take the BEST of both and make it BETTER!

St. Patrick Church of Merna presents:



MINISTRY OF MOTHERS SHARING begins Sept. 20th – Register now! For more information click here.

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