Consecration/MarianFeast Day of the Immaculent Conception
Nov
8
to Dec 8

Consecration/MarianFeast Day of the Immaculent Conception

Entrust the Holy Mother to deepen your Love and Consecration to Jesus.  

Join us for a 6 week small group retreat in preparation for Marian Consecration. This retreat is based on Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, book 33 Days to Morning Glory.

  • November 8,  (Wednesday) – Introduction (6:30 – 7:45 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • November 15, (Wednesday) - St. Louis de Montfort(6:30 – 7:45 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • November 20,  (Wednesday) - St. Maximilian Kolbe(6:30 – 7:45 pm: North Hall)
  • November 29, (MONDAY) - Blessed Mother Teresa (6:30 – 7:45 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • December 6, (Wednesday) - St. John Paul II(6:30 – 7:45 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • December 8, (Friday)  7:00 am MASS Consecration / Marian Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception

To register or if you have questions contact Daryl Menke 785.383.1143
 

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Giving Tree
Nov
20
to Dec 11

Giving Tree

Giving Tree   Due December 11

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We will have 5 charities represented on our tree this year.  Each charity has 100 tags.  Please consider one or more of the needs of these charities when you pass the trees in the narthex and entrances this season.  Our goal, of course, is to have all the tags taken from the trees. 

The following is a short description of each charity represented and in some cases how they use their gifts.  As you can see by the descriptions, some of these gifts go directly to the people that are served by the charity and some gifts are just for the everyday function of the charity. 

Path: BLUE.  Path Homeless Services uses donations of clothing, cold weather essentials and gift cards (to purchase individualized items) to ensure that people experiencing homelessness in the Bloomington-Normal area have these necessary items to keep warm throughout the winter.

Safe Harbor: RED. Last year Safe Harbor served hundreds and hundreds of unique homeless individuals, averaged 40 individuals in the day center, provided nearly 22,000 nights lodging and successfully transitioned 52% of our population. 

Mid Central Community Action (Neville House): CREAM. Many times when victims are escaping dangerous situations, they are only able to take the clothes on their back. Donations to the Neville House help women and children feel more comfortable and safe during their stay.

Birthright: GREEN. At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming and often scary situation.

Catholic Charities: GOLD. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria has programs to assist area children to have a head start in their education through the book bags and supplies. 

 

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School Auction
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

School Auction

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Doors Open at 5pm
Place:  Epiphany Parish Hall

  • $35.00 per person (dinner, dance and wine with dinner)
  • $47.00 per person (dinner, dance and all-inclusive bar for both)
  • Light Appetizers
  • Dinner: 50s/60s (Barbecued Pulled Pork, Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Fruit and Fries)
  • Beverages: Sodas & Root Beer Floats
  • Alcoholic Beverages:  Wine, Beer and Hard Liquor depending upon choice of ticket

This fun evening will include:  

  • Car Raffle
  • Silent & Live Auction
  • Heads & Tails – Jewelry Raffle – Fund-a-Need
  • 50s/60s Dance in Lyceum - Band:  Brass from the Past

Attire: Casual or 50s/60s

To see details  or reserve your table for the event check out the Auction page.  

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Pancakes and Pumpkins
Oct
29
8:15 AM08:15

Pancakes and Pumpkins

  • Please join us after the 7:30 and 9:00 masses for a pancake and sausage breakfast with Pumpkin and regular pancakes. 
  • We will also be having a fall bake sale so plan on stocking up on some great fall goodies.

This is a fundraiser for the ACTS ministry here at Epiphany.  All proceeds will help support attendees on the women's and men's retreat weekends.  

If you have questions contact Cindy Myers.

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Trunk or Treat

Epiphany School Club invites all our parish and school families to Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 25. Trunk or Treat is fun for the entire family! Adults can decorate the trunk of your car, wear your costume (not too scary please), and pass out goodies to our kids. Kids, dress in your Halloween costume (not too scary please) and go from car to car collecting goodies and enjoying the creativity.

When: Wednesday, October 25 5:00 – 6:00 PM - Park and tailgate* 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Trunk or Treat *You can bring your own dinner or Pico De Gallo food truck will be onsite to purchase dinner from 5 - 7 PM.

Where: Epiphany Church and School (back parking lot)

Please see the Trunk or Treat Flier for all details. 

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Walking with Purpose
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Walking with Purpose

Register now for Epiphany's Women's Study Group by Founder of Walking With Purpose and Author Lisa Brenninkmeyer.  A study of the Gospel of John, "Touching the Divine" October 17, 2017 thru April 10, 2018 in the Parish Hall.  

Two sessions are being offered for this event:  

  • Tuesday mornings from 8:30 - 10:00am  
    Child care will be offered at the morning sessions for a minimal fee of $3.00 per week /per family
  • Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 8:00pm
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Touching the Divine is a 21 week course that integrates the Gospel of John with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church to help us know Christ in a deeper, more intimate way.

The course is designed for both interactive personal study and group discussion.

Work books need to be purchased online, at www.walkingwithpurpose.com or Amazon.  It is suggested your work book be ordered by October 1, 2017 to allow time for shipping.  Please contact Kathleen Phillips  with any questions or concerns. 

Register by using the electronic form below.   
**Financial assistance is available by contacting the parish office.

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K of C Home Brew Challenge
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

K of C Home Brew Challenge

Parish Hall • EPIPHANY CATHOLIC CHURCH •Normal 

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  • $20 admission gets attendee a K of C Sampler Glass, 12 sample tickets, 10 votes and appetizers.
  • $10 admission for non-sampling attendees.
  • Brewers pay $10 and provide (90) 3 oz. samples. Each brewer receives a set of four sampler glasses, 12 sample tickets and appetizers.
  • Must be 21 to attend

$200 First Prize!

Proceeds will benefit Central Catholic High School's Music Parents Association.

To reserve tickets to attend or to brew see our ticket page

Email Joe Blaney if you have questions.

 

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Epiphany AHG Wreaths Across America Project
Oct
10
to Nov 16

Epiphany AHG Wreaths Across America Project

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Last year, AHG Troop IL2112 participated in Wreaths Across America as a fundraising and service venture. Our troop will again collect wreath donations from now until Nov. 16. For each wreath we sell, our troop receives $5.  For more information about the company, visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.  For questions about our troop's project, contact Mrs. Harcharik at AHG@epiphanyparish.com

All wreaths sponsored will be placed on fallen soldiers' graves, during a wreath-laying ceremony at U.S. Veterans Memorial – Washington, IL in December 2017

Donate Online: 

  1. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org and Scroll to the bottom of the page
  2. Select the “Sponsor through a local fundraising group” and enter our Troop Group ID: IL0056P in the “search by” box.
  3. Click on the group name (Troop IL2112) and then click the view button and you will be taken to our group’s online fundraising page.
  4. Click on the donate button on the right side of the page and follow the steps for the sponsorship process.

If you want to pay by check:  Please make check payable to Wreaths Across America TM and mail to Epiphany Catholic Church – AHG IL2112, 1000 E College St. , Normal, IL61761 (Mailed Forms due 10/31/2017)

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Epiphany Cub Scouts Bike Blast 2017
Sep
23
8:30 AM08:30

Epiphany Cub Scouts Bike Blast 2017

Receive a gift bag! Pre-register online by September 20th

  • $5 per child.  Please make checks payable to Epiphany Scout Pack 3925
  • Grades K-6
  • Bike Safety Checks Available
  • Helmets Required
  • Grade Level Awards for most laps recorded by individual
  • “PIT ROAD” – Orange Leaf treat and drink available!

Contact Information:  Adam Jelinek  (309) 750-1461

Sign up to volunteer.

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Women's ACTS Fall retreat 2017
Sep
14
to Sep 17

Women's ACTS Fall retreat 2017

Live for the Lord who is kind and merciful ... ~ Rm 14:7-9 - Ps 103:8
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The A.C.T.S. weekend is presented by Catholic laywomen from Epiphany with the support of clergy, and a spiritual companion.  The goals of the weekend retreat are to strengthen your faith, to renew yourself spiritually, to build purpose in your prayer life and to build strong lasting friendships within your church community.  

The Retreat begins Thursday evening with check–in at 6:00pm in the Church and ends Sunday with a reception in the Parish Hall following the 11:30am Mass.  Round trip transportation to and from the Retreat Center will be provided.

 

The cost for the retreat is $175.00, with a registration fee of $50.00 to reserve your place. The remaining balance of $125.00 is due one week before the retreat on 9/07.  Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending the retreat. If you are unable to pay all or part of the fee please contact someone listed below for information regarding scholarships.   Please make your check payable to Epiphany Catholic Church.  Mail it to:  Epiphany Catholic Church/ACTS Retreat - 1000 East College Avenue- Normal, IL 61761 or you can drop it by the church office after mass.

Or you can pay us on line using PayPal:  

 

Use this form to register for the event.  For more information contact Barb Selzer (director),  Donna Selzer (co-director), Lori Ried (co-director), or Toni Gruendwald (Spiritual Companion)

See ACTS page for general information about ACTS at Epiphany.

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Karibu - Welcome Celebration
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Karibu - Welcome Celebration

Karibu is the Swahili word for welcome.  We are a global community and have many different cultures at Epiphany.  We want to celebrate all the cultures that make up Epiphany and make sure all know they are welcome.  Come celebrate the diversity in our cultures and countries at this parish-wide social event!

There will be food and fun for all in the Parish Hall

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33 Days to Merciful Love
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

33 Days to Merciful Love

33 Days to Merciful Love (in Preparation for Consecration to Divine Mercy) is the sequel to the self-guided retreat, 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  All are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, 8/29, 6-7:30pm.  Where Morning Glory covered 4 weeks with 4 different saints, Merciful Love will focus on St. Therese of Lisieux and her spiritual teaching on the Little Way. 

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Meetings will be held every Tuesday in the Cenacle Room from Tuesday, 8/29, to 9/26.  Cost is just $5 for the book.   

If interested, please email Patricia Ostaszewski or call 309-287-5011.  

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Fellowship Weekend
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Fellowship Weekend

You are invited after mass to the Parish Hall for food, fellowship and information.  Enjoy some tasty refreshments and learn about the wonderful ministries that make Epiphany Parish special.  Representatives of each group will be on hand to answer your questions.  Those who attend these receptions will receive free door prize tickets .

Top Reasons to Attend Fellowship Weekend

  1. Meet your fellow parishioners in relaxed setting.
  2. Enjoy good food:  Wine & Appetizers, continental breakfast or light lunch
  3. Meet the various ministries and groups that make our parish special - first step to getting involved and feeling more at home.
  4. Great door prizes and raffle prizes - ISU tickets, Cookies by Design basket, gift certificates to Stacrest Cleaner, Cracker Barrel, Fiesta Ranchera, Panera, Meijer, Kroger, Hy Vee and more.


Don't miss out on the fun.  Be there after mass August 26 & 27 (except 5:30 mass).

 

Service Hour Opportunity at Fellowship Weekend

 We'll be preparing food Saturday morning.  We'll need refreshment hosts and hostess at the receptions after each of the masses (except 5:30). We also need help with clean-up Saturday evening and Sunday after the 11:30 mass reception. 

Many hands make light work and great fellowship. This is an excellent way to earn service hours for students and Epiphany families.  If you would like to assist in any way, please contact Sandy Holcomb at (309) 663-8190 or email sandyonline@hotmail.com (Please put Epiphany in subject line)

Or sign up on Sign-up Genius.  

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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GriefShare
Aug
22
to Aug 27

GriefShare

GriefShare is a 13-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar.  A grieving person can join at anytime during the 13 weeks.  Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video.

GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief.  Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death.

During the week between meetings, group members complete a daily Bible study and practical exercises to help them heal from grief. 

GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.  

Epiphany will sponsor a group on Tuesdays beginning August 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Grade school library.  Contact Karen  at  bereavement@epiphanyparish.com with questions.

The GriefShare experience:

Watch this video to learn what it’s like to join a GriefShare group.  Also the GriefShare website has more information about the group

 

 

Please sign up using the form below:

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Women's Fellowship group Aug meeting
Aug
5
7:30 AM07:30

Women's Fellowship group Aug meeting

The next meeting for Women’s Fellowship will be on Saturday, August 5th following the 7:30 Mass and Rosary.  Hospitality will commence around 8:20 am. 

There will be a short business meeting just prior to the program, Healing Oils of the Bible, which will begin at 9:00.  Oils are mentioned over 500 times in the Bible, so come learn, enjoy, and EXPERIENCE some of the oils of the Bible that also promote overall health. Please bring a friend and join parishioners Deanna and Paul McNamara as they enlighten our minds and senses.  Any questions about the oils, contact Deanna at 452-8473. 

For questions about Women’s Fellowship, contact Sharon Sweeney at 452-5719.  The fall Women’s Fellowship meeting will be on October 7th

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Blood Drive
Jul
28
12:30 PM12:30

Blood Drive

This blood drive is being sponsored by our parish Knights of Columbus.  It will be held in the parish hall.

You can sign up by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or online.

Summer blood supplies tend to run low due to changes in schedules.  The Red Cross is counting on Epiphany for 40+ units.  Each unit can help up to 3 individuals.   

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Braggin' Rights BBQ
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Braggin' Rights BBQ

Join your fellow parishioners for some grilled meats, a cold beverage, and maybe a little light-hearted banter about whether Epiphany is a Cardinals parish or a Cubs parish. (Sox fans are welcomed to attend, but maybe don't talk so much). We'll have the game on and plenty to eat and drink.

  • Your free will offering will go into either a Cardinals bucket or a Cubs bucket. At 8:00 PM the team with the better bucket will be declared the winner of parish Braggin' Rights! 
  • The event will be in the Parish Hall.
  • The Braggin' Rights BBQ is a parish event hosted by ACTS, ALPHA, Women's Fellowship, CHWC, and K of C. 

Sign up to help with this event @  http://www.kofc6498.org/signup/kc-signup.php?event=650

Call or text Joe Blaney (309-242-6367) if you have questions or some upcoming game tickets to donate to the cause!

 

 

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VBS 2017
Jul
23
to Jul 27

VBS 2017

  • Sunday ~ 5 – 8 PM 
    • We will be attending mass as a group at 5:30
  • Monday – Wednesday ~ 5:55 – 8:10 PM
    • Preschool will dismiss at 8 PM
  • Thursday ~ 5:55 – 8 PM 
    • Parents are invited to join us for a short program at 7 PM

See VBS page for all the details and registration forms. 

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Summer Mission Event
Jul
10
to Jul 11

Summer Mission Event

We have a wonderful surprise here at Epiphany!! Julie Carrick, Catholic Recording Artist, Speaker, Radio Producer and Host, is presenting a two day summer mission event entitled “I Take You At Your Word”!! 

Mark your calendars for Monday and Tuesday, July 10th and 11th beginning at 7PM lasting about an hour and a half.   There will be a Morning Session after mass on Monday 8:00AM lasting approximately one hour. 

This beautiful event of music and spoken word will take us deep into our personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist.  Plan to bring all of your family and friends! There will be a free will offering at each presentation.

Child care will be provided for the Monday morning session.  

For more information visit their website: www.JulieCarrick.com.

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Alpha
Apr
5
to Jun 7

Alpha

Our next Alpha course begins on Wednesday April 5th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Parish Hall. Dinner will be served at 6:30 followed by a video talk and then some discussion.   The course includes a retreat on Saturday, May 13th. 

Alpha is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. For more information on Alpha see the Alpha Page.

Please email Rich Sealy, Alpha Coordinator, or call him at 309.452.2585, ext. 203 if you have any questions.

Registration is closed for our Spring Alpha!

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

U-Turn - Your Lenten Journey Back to Jesus

Speaker: Dr. D. Jayanand, Catholic Lay Evangelist

Dr. D. Jayanand is a Catholic lay evangelist from India who holds a Doctorate in Divinity.  
 A trained pilot and an engineer, Dr. Jayanand was called to ministry in 1979 and for over 30 years since, has preached across Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and most recently in the UK, Russia, China and Israel. For over 15 years, he has traveled all over the United States presenting retreats, healing services & parish missions. 

After the talk, there will be prayer for physical healing.

We will also offer a light dinner and fellowship in the parish hall after the talk.  Please register below so we know how much food to prepare!

 For more details contact: Carlo Joseph (847-312-2285) or Rich Sealy (309)452-2585 x203
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Designed - Preteen Physical Development and an Introduction to God's Design for Sexuality
Mar
19
12:00 PM12:00

Designed - Preteen Physical Development and an Introduction to God's Design for Sexuality

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For Current 5th and 6th Graders and Mom/Dad/Guardian
 

The objective of the seminars is to help parents of pre-teens prepare their child for the physical changes in adolescence and to introduce age-appropriate topics of human sexuality and related Catholic teaching. 

Mother & Daughter Program  
Epiphany Parish Hall 12:00-3:00 p.m. 

  • “Physical Development in Adolescence” presented by Kimberly Marshall Harmon, M.D., pediatrician and mother of three children.
  • “The Gift of Sexuality” Presented by Ms. Karen Kenney, teacher at Central Catholic High School and assistant youth minister at St. Patrick Church of Merna

Father & Son Program
Epiphany Parish Hall 4:00-6:00 p.m.

  • “Physical development in Adolescence” presented by Wayne Manness, M.D., radiologist and father of three sons, and coach.
  • “The Gift of Sexuality” presented by Mr. Paul Rayburn, teacher at Central Catholic High School.

Print resources will be provided to parents, and a $5 suggested donation per parent/child is greatly appreciated.  Registration requested by Monday March 6th.

Informational Parent Meeting Sunday, March 12th
7:00-8:00 p.m. in Epiphany Parish Hall

The meeting will include a presentation of the content of the seminars and ample time for parents’ questions to be answered.  For general or registration questions before the parent meeting call Rich Sealy at 452-2585, extension 203.

Register using the form below:

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2nd Annual Princess Winter Ball
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Princess Winter Ball

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus council #6498

  • For Epiphany and Central Catholic High School girls and their Knights (Dads, grandfathers, uncles, etc.) .  This event is open to all girls of the parish and the school even if their fathers are not Knights of Columbus members.  
  • Join us for a night of dancing, snacks and beverages provided. In the Parish Hall. 
  • RSVP by 1/27 via the KofC web site .  Please include the number of girls and their ages plus the Knights.  Space is limited.   
  • Direct any questions to Tim Salamon 224.629.0694
  • Suggested donation $15 per family.

 

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Financial Peace University
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace

Regardless of their income, the majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  In a way, “broke” has become the new normal.  In our nation, at the end of the month, many have nothing left after paying debt and expenses. 

As a church, we want to share with you a practical plan that can help you get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money.  Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan.  FPU is a nine week class taught by money expert, radio show host, and best selling author, Dave Ramsey.  The FPU program has taught tens of thousands of individuals and couples to wisely spend and save in a manner that fosters financial peace.

The nine week FPU classes will start Wednesday, January 18, 2017, and will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. hereat Epiphany Catholic Church.  The cost per FPU package is $99 each.  Some partial scholarships are available.  

Outreach program volunteers, and FPU facilitators include Orlando Lopez, Jim Irwin, Matt Sanders, Mike Billington, Marc Toulon and Bill Hoffman.

To sign up email Orlando Lopez,  the leader of our Outreach (financial planning) ministry. 

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