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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Monday, June 27 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm in Shamrock Hall. For an appointment call Jana Schopp at 309-662-7361 ext. 217 or




Youth Ministry Garage Sale

St Patrick of Merna Youth Ministry will be hosting a garage sale for the benefit of the less fortunate in our community.  All proceeds will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul for distribution. For more information: CLICK HERE

 Sign Up to Serve!  All junior high and high school students are invited to participate in this service experience.  CLICK HERE to sign up for specific times you would like to serve. 

CLICK HERE for a list of items that will not be accepted.

2016-2017 Religious Education Grades 1-5

2016-2017 Religious Education Grades 1-5. Register now to received a discount

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2016 Annual Diocesan Appeal Online

2016 Annual Diocesan  Appeal

For those wishing to fulfill their pledge electronically with Diocese. Please read the procedures below.

1.      You will have completed a pledge card with the parish. This will eliminate future follow up by the parish regarding pledging for ADA.

2.      You will be required to visit the Diocese of Peoria website for online giving and "Create Your Own Profile" account. Since the Diocese is the organization collecting the funds an account needs to be created with the Diocese for record keeping.

3.      Once you have created your personalized account you will need to select our parish. Please scroll down and select: Bloomington/St. Patrick of Merna – 084.

4.      You will next be asked to entire your payment, frequency and payment option.

5.      CLICK HERE to begin the process.

Be Smart, Drive Safe Diocesan Vehicle Training Program
  • Driving Program Instructions: CLICK HERE
  • Volunteer Drivers Form (Complete & Return): CLICK HERE
  • To View 3 Training Videos Online (Be Smart Drive Safe, Church Transportation, Passenger Van Policy): CLICK HERE
    St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna, 1001 North Towanda Barnes Road, Bloomington, IL 61705
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