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A Pre-Baptism Gathering, especially for first-time parents, will now be scheduled by appointment only.  Please contact  Mike & Carol Roemer (945-4088) or the Parish Office (944-5393).  Parents are encouraged to come prior to the births of their babies, though they may, of course, also come after their babies are born.  Godparents are most welcome to attend.  Classes can also be arranged on an individual basis.
The individual rite of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is held every Saturday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, with extra times added during Advent and Lent.  The reconciliation room is located in the Daily Mass Chapel.

Students in 2nd grade prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. 

First Eucharist (First Communion

Students in 2nd grade prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

Confirmation preparation is a two year program at St. Malachy Church. Students attend Confirmation in 8th and 9th grades.


The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

If you or someone you know would like to receive the Sacrament of Annointing Of The Sick, please call our Parish office at (309) 944-5393.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the sacrament of apostolic ministry."

"Ordination" comes from the Latin word ordinatio, which means to incorporate someone into an order. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ, at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate.


Please contact Father Pakula or one of our Deacons for further information about receiving the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Arrangements for the Sacrament should be made at least 4 months prior to the anticipated date of the wedding.  Please contact Fr. Pakula at 944-5393.


PRE-CANA CONFERENCE:  Sessions are Saturdays 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Feb 25, 2017 - St. Louis Parish, Princeton, IL
Mar 25, 2017 - St. Patrick Hall, Galesburg, IL
May 6, 2017 - Sacred Heart Culemans Hall, Moline, IL

ENGAGED COUPLE ENCOUNTER:  The weekend begins Friday at 7:00 pm and concludes by 5:00 pm Sunday.  All Encounters are held at:  Nazareth House Retreat Center, Henry, IL.  (This picturesque retreat center is located 40 miles north of Peoria, on the east bluff with a panoramic view of the Illinois River and is surrounded by 50 acres of woods.  Enjoy single occupancy rooms, private bath and shower, air conditioning, fireplace in the main gathering room, family style meals, gift shop and Eucharistic Chapel.)

Cost for the Weekend:  Total cost per couple for the weekend is $250.00.  This includes two nights and five meals each.  A non-refundable deposit of $100 will insure your reservations.  Financial assistance is available.

Mar 17-19, 2017
Sep 8-10, 2017

CHRISTIAN SEXUALITY WORKSHOP:  Sessions are Saturdays 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Mar 4, 2017 - St. Louis Parish Hall, Princeton, IL