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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Totus Tuus Volunteers

Help Wanted for Totus Tuus: July 16-20  

Get Living the Faith Hours or Confirmation Hours by attending the Evening Program (Sun. July 15-Thurs. July 19 from 7:00pm-9:00pm) & Help out for as many 2 hour segments as you are able [9:00am-11:00am / 11:00am-1:00pm / 1:00pm-3:00pm.

 Volunteer here by clinking the link and filing out the Form:



Totus Tuus - July 15-20, 2018!  

REGISTRATION has begun for parishioners of St. Patrick Church of Merna and St. Mary Downs 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

To pay online 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.

    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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