Mass, Reconciliation, & Adoration Schedule


St. Patrick’s Mass Times
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 AM
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 AM
Friday: 5:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 AM

St Mary Church Mass Times
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Wednesday: 5:30 PM
Saturday: 5:30 PM
Confession and adoration is held at St. Patrick Church.
Confessions begin 30 minutes prior to weekend Mass times.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a changing of heart away from sin and back towards God. As the priest leads you through the sacrament, you will confess your sins, and then he will absolve (forgive) you of them. It is encouraged to spend some time in prayer and reflection both before and after receiving the sacrament.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at St. Patrick Church of Merna on Fridays from 12 pm-4 pm. At this time, it is only offered in a drive-up format. Please enter the church parking lot from Towanda Barnes Road and follow the signs. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at (309) 662-7361.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in-person at St. Mary Church in Downs for 30 minutes before each weekend Mass: Saturdays, beginning at 5:00 pm and Sundays, beginning at 8:30 am.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be received outside these times by calling the parish office at (309) 662-7361 to make an appointment based on the priest’s availability.


Adoration is a time to pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. We currently offer Eucharistic Adoration at St. Patrick Church of Merna each Friday morning, following the 7 a.m. Mass, and ending at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome!