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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EMMAUS DAYS 2017
 
2017 TOTUS TUUS

We are delighted to announce that St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Merna and St. Mary’s of Downs will be hosting Totus Tuus this summer on July 16-21, 2017!  As a parishioner with children in grades 1-12, we wanted to provide you information about this awesome opportunity for your family!  

If you like to know more READ HERE

 To complete an online registration form please CLICK HERE

 
2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal

The 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal is now underway in our parish. Your support of this year’s Appeal ensures that essential charitable, educational and pastoral ministries of the Diocese of Peoria are continued and carried forward. No gift is too small, and our parish is trying to reach 100% participation. If you have not yet made a gift to the ADA, we invite you to do so today. There are envelopes in the Parish Office or Welcome Center. If you would like to view the ADA video please CLICK HERE.  

If you would like to make your ADA pledge "Online" CLICK HERE. However, you still need to contact the parish so your pledge is recorded..

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