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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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.  

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of more volunteers for each Mass [4:00 pm, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, or 11:00 am]. We are specifically looking for more volunteers in the following areas: Ministers of Hospitality, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Altar Servers. [Please note, there will be required training for each of the above mentioned areas.] 

Ministers of Hospitality: We invite all of our families along with each of our parishioners to consider being a friendly face as our Parish family comes together for Mass [4:00 pm, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, or 11:00 am]. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: We invite all of our parishioners, over the age of 18, to consider becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) for each Mass [4:00 pm, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, or 11:00 am]. 

Altar Servers: We invite all of our younger parishioners, 5th Grade and older, to consider becoming an Altar Server for each Mass [4:00 pm, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, or 11:00 am]. 

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St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna, 1001 North Towanda Barnes Road, Bloomington, IL 61705
Parish Office: (309)662-7361    Parish Fax: (309)664-6167
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