Father Jacques Philippe
Mar
9
to Mar 13

Father Jacques Philippe

LOOKING FOR PEACE AND HAPPINESS?  Mark your calendar for an inspiring mission from Father Jacques Phillippe the evenings of Sunday March 10, Monday March 11 and Tuesday March 12.  His works are noted for their simplicity, depth, and clarity.  

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Fall ACTS Pancake Breakfast 2018
Nov
4
8:15 AM08:15

Fall ACTS Pancake Breakfast 2018

  • Please join us after the 7:30 and 9:00 masses for a pancake and sausage breakfast.

  • 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.  The breakfast AND bake sale will be by donation.

If you have questions contact Cindy Myers.

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Trunk or Treat 2018
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Trunk or Treat 2018

Epiphany School Club invites all our parish and school families to Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 27th

  • 5:30 Decorate Trunks/Tailgate/Pizza Delivery

  • 6:00-7:00 Trunk-or-Treating

All Ages Are Welcome!

Best Costumes & Best Trunk Win Prizes

What to Bring?

  • Bring dinner

  • Lots of Treats (nut free and/or non-food items)

  • Trunk decorations

  • Appropriate costumes

  • You may create a game for kids to play as they pass your car

  • Your camera

This year, Flinger’s Pizza will be available for pre- order! Options are cheese, pepperoni, and sausage pizza, for $10 each.  Pizzas will be distributed, in the Epiphany parking lot, at the beginning of Trunk or Treat. All orders must be submitted no later than October 12th.  Please see the attached form and send in with payment (cash or check) made out to Epiphany School Club. 

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School Auction 2018
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

School Auction 2018

The Epiphany’s 23rd annual Auction for Excellence is scheduled for September 22, 2018.  The auction generates significant funding that supports all aspects of the school, and most importantly, helps keep the cost of tuition affordable for all families.

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Women's ACTS Fall Retreat 2018
Sep
13
to Sep 16

Women's ACTS Fall Retreat 2018

The A.C.T.S. weekend is presented by Catholic laymen 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.  

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GriefShare 2018
Aug
21
to Aug 22

GriefShare 2018

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 21st 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.  You can join at anytime on the GriefShare website.  It also has more information about the group

 

 

 

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Humanae Vitae 50th Anniverary
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Humanae Vitae 50th Anniverary

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Please join us for food and fellowship following the 5:30 mass.  Pizza and craft beer provided.   All are welcome! 

Please RSVP to Erica Miller.

 

Humanae Vitae:  Proclaiming God's gifts of love and life to husband and wife

Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”) is the papal encyclical written by Blessed Pope Paul VI in 1968. It provides beautiful and clear teaching about God's plan for married love and the transmission of life.  July 25, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the issuance of Humanae Vitae. In this anniversary year, Catholics are urged to read the document and to grasp its meaning, purpose, and impact.

 

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Braggin' Rights BBQ
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Braggin' Rights BBQ

Doors open at 5:00 PM and the event lasts until the final out of the Cardinals-Cubs game which starts at 6:15 PM. Attendees vote for their preferred team by making a donation for their dinner. Last year the Cardinals won the vote, but we hear that the Cubs fans of the parish are gearing up!

We’ll have plenty of food and drink plus someone will win four Cardinals tickets for the Saturday, August 18th game against Milwaukee! Thanks to our friends at Neuhoff Media! Family and friends are all welcomed to this friendly, informal game watch!

  • 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. 

Call or text Joe Blaney (309-242-6367) if you have questions.

 

  

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Walking with Purpose  - Summer 2018
Jun
12
to Jun 19

Walking with Purpose - Summer 2018

Register now for Epiphany's Women's Study Group by Founder of Walking With Purpose and Author Lisa Brenninkmeyer.  
6 weeks  : Tuesday June 12th - July 24, 2018  (no study on July 3rd)

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Fearless and Free is a new Bible study based on the book of Ephesians. So many of us are wrestling through the reality that life isn’t easy, even when we are doing the right thing. Suffering can slam into us from left field, leaving us reeling. This study provides a firm foundation to stand on no matter what life throws our way. With an emphasis on healing and wholeness, this is the most personal and transformative study that Walking with Purpose has offered so far.

This is what we’ll discover through the pages of this study:

We need to WAKEN to the reality of who we are in Christ, and that we have an enemy who seeks to steal our true identity.

We need to WRESTLE with the battle in our minds– bringing our thoughts in captivity to Christ. 

We need to be strengthened as WARRIORS so that we can move forward in life– not just surviving, but flourishing.

Readers will experience being grounded in truth while wrapped in the embrace of the One who loves us all completely and without end.

Two sessions are being offered for this event:  

  • Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 10:30am  
    Child care will be offered at the morning sessions. 
  • Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 8:00pm

Study books need to be purchased online at the  WWP site.     Study Books will be available begining May 15, 2018 for purchase.

 Please contact Kathleen Phillips  with any questions or concerns. 

Register by using the electronic form below.   
 

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Stubenville Conferences
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Stubenville Conferences

Steubenville STL Mid-America, is a youth conference, where thousands of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments, small group discussions, and fellowship with other teens. Two conferences are held every year in July, and take place on the campus of Missouri State University, in Springfield, MO.  Youth participants may range from incoming freshman through graduated seniors, (graduated in May of 2018).  We will be attending week two of the conference July 20-22, 2018.  The total cost of trip is tentatively $225. This will cover transportation, lodging, conference fee and 5 meals. Price subject to change based on transportation costs and final number of our group participants.

Contact: Sela Head head2113@gmail.com

Registration is currently full. 

Youth participants may range from incoming freshman through graduated seniors, (graduated in May of 2018).  We will be attending week two of the conference July 20-22, 2018.  The total cost of trip is tentatively $225. This will cover transportation, lodging, conference fee and 5 meals. Price subject to change based on transportation costs and final number of our group participants. 

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6th Annual Epiphany School Club Easter Egg Hunt
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

6th Annual Epiphany School Club Easter Egg Hunt

  • Where: Epiphany Grade School (Please enter through the front of the building)
  • Who: Epiphany Parish and School families with children ages birth through 5th grade
  • Cookies and Lemonade will be served and the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures so bring your camera!
  • Please bring your own baskets!

If you are interested in volunteering to help at the event or would be willing to donate items, please use the sign-up. All donations may be dropped off in Egg Hunt Boxes located in the Church Vestibule and Grade School Lobby by Tuesday, March 26th:

PLEASE RSVP BY March 26th with this form.

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2018 Designed - Preteen Physical Development and an Introduction to God's Design for Sexuality
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

2018 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 5th.

Informational Parent Meeting Sunday, March 11th
7:00-8:00 p.m. in Epiphany Parish Hall

TThe 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 309-445-2113

Register using the form below:

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Blood Drive
Feb
9
12:30 PM12:30

Blood Drive

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

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

The Red Cross is counting on Epiphany for 40+ units.  Each unit can help up to 3 individuals.   

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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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