SAINT MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
OF WESTVILLE, ILLINOIS, OF THE DIOCESE OF PEORIA.
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The Heavens Proclaim the Glory of God! Ps.19:1
Join Fr. Sauppé in perserving our natural heritage especially our night sky.
Fight light pollution! Join Join Dark Vermilion Skies, a local chapter of International Dark-Sky Association.
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Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse: April 2024!
Our STAR PARTY on May 25th at Kennekuk Cove Nature Center was a hugh success! We had around 50 even though the clouds came and it rained. But GREAT otherwise! Our next Star Party will be in the Fall!
In order to evangelize and to protect St. Mary's Catholic Church from future attack
Fr. Sauppé is sending out to everyone in the 61883 zip code on August 11th
A Public Notice
I am Fr. Sauppé, pastor of St Mary's Catholic Ch & the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! The US Supreme Court has issued a new "civil right" recognizing same-sexed "marriages." However, Justice Kennedy, writing for the 5-4 majority, also states that citizens & institutions holding religious and/or philosophical beliefs do not have to condone this new "civil right"; it seems this is also a Constitutional civil right not to condone! The Catholic Church does not condone for both religious & philosophical reasons. The Biblical condemnations are too many to list, but Romans 1 is based on the Natural Law i.e. two men or two women cannot produce, naturally, any children. We also hold that children have a natural right to a mother & a father at the same time (if at all possible) and are not to be used as pawns in the homosexual culture war. While we are all affected by Original Sin, the Grace of Jesus Christ can help anyone and everyone to live a holy life-regardless of orientation! I invite all to repent & to live a holy life & to worship God on Sunday-either at St. Mary's or a church of your choice! If you have no church or want to learn more about defending your children, your family, and your faith please call 267-3334 & may God Bless!
Fr. Sauppé has written an article on this Supreme Court Case and it will be published in the coming months by the Bellermine Forum.
This article is a final draft before going to the editior for final touches and corrections and as such, it is Embargoed! It is for reading on this website only. Please do not copy and forward!
Article on the Same-sex "Marriage" case by the Supreme Court by Fr. Sauppé
Need Help dealing with same sex attraction? Click Here!
EMERGENCY GENERATOR FOR WESTVILLE
We are at 100% of the money needed to buy a $12,000 generator! WE thank all in the community and encourage everyone to be prepared for an emergency. Check out ready.gov for more ideas!
2018 Festival Letter from Bp. Jenky, C.S.C.
To read the Festival Letter on St. Joseph Click Here!
To read the 2016 Festival Letter on Divine Mercy Click Here!
Last Sunday's Bulletin
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Next Sunday's Bulletin
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Homily on Divorce and remarrige and Holy Commuion/Amoris Laetiti
Most Important Homily EVER: President Obama v. Jefferson: Feb. 22, 2015
Best Mother's Day Homily----Ever?
Homily on Same-sex Sodomy ---Supreme Court Case
Homily: On Same Sex "Marriage"
Sunday's Homily: On the Eucharist Part 1 of 2
Sunday's Homily: On the Eucharist Part 2 of 2
Homily: On the Eucharist John 6
Talk on the Blessed Virgin Mary by Fr. Sauppé in two parts
Parish Organizations and other information:
St. Michael the Archangel: Pray for U.S., protect us from EVIL!
St. Mary's Vigil 4 PM
St. Isaac Jogues Vigil 5:30 PM & starting Feb. 1st 2015, 7 AM;
St. Mary's Sunday 8 and 10:30 AM !
Father Sauppé's article on St. Mary's School Closing from the Bellarmineforum.org Website was their highest viewed webpage for 2013 and was published in their annual report of top articles.
Here is the link to his article entitled, "My Last Ten Burials/Funerals with 'Fr. Strangelove'"
To read this article Click Here!
For God's Sake: PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY!!!!!------------------------------------------
St. Mary's is a proud member of Keep Vermilion County Beautiful and so should you! Click below to learn more...
Catholic Church Defends Your Marriage!!!!
USCCB's Initiative to Restore a Culture of Life, Marriage & Religious Liberty
The USCCB announced on December 6, 2012 that the U.S. bishops are calling all of the Catholic faithful to join a nationwide movement of prayer, penance, and sacrifice for the intention of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty. Set to begin the Sunday after Christmas (Holy Family Sunday), the movement will include monthly holy hours, daily rosaries, prayers of the faithful at Mass, and Friday fasting and abstinence from meat. It will also include a second Fortnight for Freedom in late June and early July 2013.
The Fortnight is timed to closely anticipate the August 1, 2013 deadline for Catho- lic organizations to comply with the unjust HHS mandate, and to offer prayers for potential Supreme Court rulings on marriage in June 2013. Resources for this exciting movement of prayer can be found by clinking below.
Bishops of Illinois--Marriage defense!
The Catholic Conference of Illinois has released a Marriage Tool Kit with the primary purpose of educating Catholics and encouraging their involvement in the vital public question being debated throughout our nation and our state: "What is marriage?" The toolkit includes:
Q & A on the topics most often discussed in this debate
Recommended resources for explaining Church teaching
Homily aids (outlines and reflection guides)
Info on ministering to those with same-sex attraction
Info about how to become more fully-involved in the public debate over this question
For more info visit: Click Here!
New website for Religious Liberty from EWTN, Catholic TV/Cable & website!!!!
Homilies on the Year of Faith 2013
July 22, 2012 Homily on Blessed John XXIII to the 2nd Vatican Council on Oct. 11, 1962. Click Here!
July 29, 2012 Vatican II 1958--1963 1st Session on Liturgy & Social Communication. Click Here!
Aug. 12th Homily on Vatican II On the Liturgy: Chapter 1 Click Here!
August 15, 2012 Homily on Vatican II and the Blessed Virgin Mary Click Here!
Aug. 19, 2012 Homily: Vatican II on the Liturgy: Chapter 2 to 7 Click Here!
Aug. 26, 2012 Homily: Vatican II on the Liturgy: Final ReviewClick Here!
Sept. 9, 2012 Homily on Vatican II's Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum); Part 1 of 2Click Here!
Sept. 16, 2012 Vatican II's Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum); Part 2 of 2Click Here!
Sept. 22, 2012 Homily on Vatican II on the Church (Lumen Gentium); Part 1 of 3Click Here!
Sept. 30, 2012 Homily on Vatican II on the Church (Lumen Gentium); Part 2 of 3Click Here!
Oct. 7, 2012 Homily on Vatican II, BVM Chapter 8 (Lumen Gentium); Part 3 of 3Click Here!
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Six Things You Should Know About the "Contraceptive Mandate."
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New Homepage feature!!!!
Sunday Homily w/Bp. Jenky's Letter June 16 2013
Sunday Homily September 8, 2013 on the Natural Law
Sunday Homily September 14, 2013 Fr. Augustine's Farewell Homily
Sunday Homily September 22, 2013 Homily in response to Pope Francis' Interview
Sunday Homily Sept. 29, 2013
Sunday Homily Oct. 6, 2013
Bishop's Letter & Homily
February 5th Homily--On Liturgy & Work
Fr. Sauppé on the SCOTUS ruling on ObamaCare
Last Homily! With Fr. John Ugobueze's Farewell & Fr. Sauppé reading of Bp. Jenky's letter on voting!
Post Election Reflection: Cresting "Culture of Death Wave"
More on the Culture of Death: Post Election Reflection
Defend the Natural Law: Viva Christo Rei!
Sunday's Homily from Pentecost Sunday May 19th
Sunday Homily from Corpus Christi Sunday June 2, 2013
Sunday Homily June 9, 2013; Independence Day & Fortnight For Freedom
To see past homilies and bulletins, see the menu for those webpages.
Protest Obama-care's Forced pro-death policies!!
On Jan. 20th Health & Human Service Dept. is forcing Religious (especially Catholic) Organizations to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion drugs free as part of their insurance coverage!
Please protest this outragous attack agianst Religious Freedom!!!
Click on the following links to learn more and to protest!!
National Committee for a Human Life Amendment Click Here!!!
United States Bishops Click Here!!!
MUST WATCH this 33 minute PRO-LIFE movie!!!!!!!
Bishop is not against saying "St. Michael The Archangel" Prayer--see doc released on July 19, 2011
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Feb. 1, 2012, Update on Bp. Jenky & St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
Bp. Jenky is now requiring all parishes to say this prayer for the defense of the Catholic Church in America!!!!
Compare and contrast Bp. Paprocki's Letter on the St. Michael the Archangel Prayer, He writes in part:
"While Christ's death and resurrection have restored the gifts of heavenly treasures for us, we also have to recognize that the devil, Satan, is real and he will do everything in his power to deflect us from our goal, which is eternal life on high with Christ in his kingdom," said Bishop Paprocki. "One of Satan's greatest assets in his camouflage, (is) the belief that he doesn't exist," he said. "Disbelief in Satan and the forces of evil leave us unable to resist them. That is why it is good to remember the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel. We need to remember that each time we pray we work to defeat our real enemies, not each other, but rather the devil and his evil spirits." The Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel was originally composed in Latin and was written by Pope Leo XIII in 1886. Between that time and 1965, it was recited after every Low Mass at Pope Leo's order. However in light of liturgical changes made in the wake of Vatican Council II, the practice was discontinued as normative in the 1960s. "In recent years, a number of parishes have begun reciting the prayer once more, and many individual Catholics have kept up the practice," Bishop Paprocki said. "Both John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have urged the faithful to pray it daily, and especially after Mass."
[On the back of the Prayer Card, it reads,]
I envision a local Church where Catholics seek to grow in holiness, attend Mass every Sunday and participate regularly in the sacramental life of the Church. I see Catholics, who love God with all their heart, mind and soul and love their neighbors as themselves. I see the faithful who bear witness to Jesus Christ in their daily lives and promote respect for all human life from conception to natural death. I envision an abundance of vocations with priests sufficient to staff and serve our parishes with virtuous commitment. I see dedicated deacons, nuns, brothers and lay people teaching the faith, caring for the sick, reaching out to the poor and dying. I see communities where family life is valued, homes where mothers and fathers love their children and whose children love them. In short, I envision God's kingdom already foreshadowed in the life of the Church and a foretaste of the heavenly banquet in the Eucharistic feast. Everything that I have described is attainable. The only real obstacle in our lives is sin. Original sin is our inherited condition. The spiritual treasures of paradise were forfeited by our human ancestors. While Jesus Christ's death and resurrection have restored the gifts of heavenly treasures for us, we also have to recognize that the devil, Satan, is real, and he will do everything in his power to deflect us from our goal, which is eternal life with Christ in His kingdom. This reality should not frighten us nor lead us to despair, for Christ is more powerful than Satan. Prayer and the sacraments are an essential part of what Saint Paul called the "armor of God" in his letter to the Ephesians. The Saint Michael prayer can help us "stand against the deceits of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11) by "taking the shield of faith" (Ephesians 6:16). God permits us to be tempted by the devil but gives us the grace to resist him through prayer in our daily lives. We can and should say the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel at church with the assembly or on our own during the day for spiritual protection for ourselves and for others. May God bless our diocese and our mission with every grace we need to grow in faith, hope and love. May Saint Michael the Archangel protect us from all evil, harm and temptation. Amen. Bp. Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, IL.
SCHLARMAN CATHOLIC ACADEMY NEWS
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FOR GOD'S SAKE: PRAY FOR THE U.S.A.!!!!
Pornography, addiction, & Sin
Do you know someone with a problem with Pornography?
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Your Brain on Porn--free ebook Click Here!
Fr. Sauppé on Purgatory: Talk given on March 2, 2010 to the Illinois Councils of Catholic Women meeting in SpringfieldClick HERE
Please note: I did not include a further requirement for Indulgences: Apostolic Constitution on Indulgences Norms #7 reads: "The requirements for gaining a plenary indulgence are the performance of the indulgenced work and the fulfillment of three conditions: sacramental confession; eucharistic communion; prayer for the pope's intentions. A further requirement is the exclusion of all attachment to sin, even venial sin."
Talk on Preaching by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Click Here!
Pray and Protest against ABORTION!
Check out the Susan B. Anthony's Pro-Life Website!
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"Catholic Politicans" & Abortion: How it all started!
READ! CRY & WEEP! and then PRAY!!
Starting with the Kennedys, see how Bishops have failed to correct Catholic Politicans! Read this opinion piece in the Wall Street JournalClick HERE!
Catholics....Come Home! Check out this new website to help Catholics and non-Catholics to come back to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ! To go to website Click Here!
Miracle FOOD Discovered!
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Catholic Nursing Mothers League
Encouragement and Support for Breastfeeding within the Catholic Community
This website is lovingly dedicated to Sheila Kippley, who together with her husband, John, has made "ecological breastfeeding" and "natural mothering" not only possible but practical and fun for so many Catholic families.
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What have you done for your marriage today?
Looking for ways to enhance your relationship? Go directly to www.foryourmarriage.org by clicking Here!.
It's part of our U.S. Bishops efforts to promote marriage.
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Are You Registered at St. Mary's?
According to Canon Law, families may not be registered in two parishes at the same time. To be a member of a parish means that one is a participant in the worship life of the parish, and supports the parish with tithing of prayer, time, and finance.
Registered parishioners get advance notice of religious education programs and enrollment dates, and can choose to receive offertory envelopes or not.
CATHOLIC INTERNET RADIO
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Guide to Confession: Click Here!
Discover the growing evidence between a woman's first abortion and the onset of breast cancer!
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