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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Fish Fry 3/09/2018
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Fish Fry 3/09/2018

 

Friday Fish Fry 

 1 APRIL 2011 -- ST. LOUIS -- Catfish filets rest and drain after being removed from the fryer at the Lenten fish fry hosted by St. Alphonsus Liguori "Rock" Catholic Church in St. Louis Friday, April 1, 2011. Volunteers from the church serve both lunch and dinner on Fridays, with two shifts working to serve meals. The April 1 fish fry featured extra sides of black-eyed peas and greens. Image (c) copyright 2011 Sid Hastings.
  • Friday, March 9, 2018
  • 5:00 PM  7:00 PM

Adults 

  • Fried Walleye or Baked Tilapia
  • Cole Slaw
  •  Soup
  •  Cake
  • Iced Tea, Pink lemonade  
  • Beer & Wine available

Kids Menu

  • Cheese Pizza or Mac & Cheese
  • Apple sauce

$8 per plate, $7 seniors, kids $5

If you would like to help with the event please sing up at the Knight's web site.  

 

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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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3rd Annual Princess Winter Ball
Feb
3
5:30 PM17:30

3rd Annual Princess Winter Ball

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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 1/31 via the KofC web site .  Please include the number of girls and their ages plus the Knights.  Space is limited.   
  • Direct any questions to Jeremy Head 309-660-9287
  • Suggested donation $15 per family.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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