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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SUMMER FAMILY PRAYER PROJECT

SUMMER FAMILY PRAYER PROJECT!

Our parish has been focusing on PRAYER through ROOTED in Christ.  Remember receiving the booklet, Praying as a Family, pictured here?

First, find your booklet or stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a copy.

Step 2: Skim the book. Notice that every 2 page spread talks about praying at various times in “the midst of hectic family life!” 

Step 3: Gather your family together specifically for some prayer time. 

Step 4: Pick one of the 2 page spreads to focus on and GO FOR IT! Try praying in new ways as a family! 

Step 5: CLICK HERE to download the project sheet. Follow the directions and return it to the Welcome Center. Then look for the family prayer bulletin board in early August.

Prayer will help you “hear” God speaking to you and

guiding you to become “the-best-version-of-yourselves”!

 
2019 TOTUS TUUS: OPEN TO ALL PARISHIONERS OF ST. PATRICK MERNA & ST. MARY DOWN & NON-PARISHIONERS

Registration is currently open for Parishioners of  St. Patrick of Merna or St. Mary (Downs). 

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

To volunteer CLICK HERE

Registration is now open for NON-PARISHIONERS

To register CLICK HERE  

 
2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal

To view a copy of the 2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal  - Sharing God's Gift Transforming Lives, CLICK HERE

 
2019 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Registration Form -  CLICK HERE

Youth Volunteer Form - CLICK HERE

Adult Volunteer Form - CLICK HERE

To pay electronically online CLICK HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION - CLICK HERE

 
Volunteer Training Programs

Certain volunteers maybe asked to complete required Diocesan Volunteer training. If you have been asked to complete either the Safe Environment Training or Vehicle Training programs. You can CLICK HERE with detail instructions on how to complete this these required training programs.  

 
Signup for FORMED

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8 for 8 Rosary Program

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St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna, 1001 North Towanda Barnes Road, Bloomington, IL 61705
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