MUSIC MINISTRY at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Musicians are Liturgical Ministers who play keyboard or piano, guitar, violin, and sing. Their role is to provide music for weekend Masses, funerals, and special church services. We have three choirs including a children’s choir.
If interested in singing or playing with one of our groups for a Mass please contact Stephanie Moen (309) 526-8606.
ENVIRONMENT at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Enhance the worship environment with seasonally and liturgically appropriate decoration. The arts and environment committee helps every member of the parish become more in tune with the beauty of the church year.
Contact Nancy Owens (309) 526-8743.
ALTAR SERVERS at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Boys & girls are trained in the 4th grade and above. Jeff DePorter does a wonderful job of training the altar servers for the parish. They learn about the Mass and become familiar with the items used at Mass. It is a wonderful way to serve the parish and the priest celebrating Mass while giving the youth an opportunity in learning to be active participants at Mass. Adults are encouraged to help at Mass as altar severs as well.
If interested in serving, or if you have questions, please contact the Parish Office (309) 526-8106.
GIFT BEARERS at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Parishioners are asked when they arrive at Mass if they would like to bring the Bread & Wine to the altar at the time of the Presentation & Preparation of the Gifts at Mass. If the Mass intention is for a family member, that family is encouraged to carry up the gifts.
LECTOR/READER at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Readers welcome the congregation and read an introduction to the Mass. They also share the General Intercessions and make any announcements at the end of Mass. Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass in a clear, persuasive way and with interpretive emphasis so that the faithful may discover anew God’s Word, alive in our assembly.
If interested contact Donna Johnson (309) 526-3444.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the presider in the distribution of the Precious Body & Blood.
If interested contact Deacon Tom Gainey (309) 521-8223.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Children’s Church meets during the 8:30 Mass. It is for children between 3 - 6 years old. They hear the gospel and share its interpretation at a level they understand. These sessions take place from September thru May.
For questions or if you’d like to help, please contact Kathy Felt (309) 593-2561.
PRAYER LINE at Mary, Our Lady of Peace
Judy Olson (309) 521-8456
Prayer line is a way to gain assistance in prayer for any problem/need you or a family or friend may have. When you submit a prayer request by email or phone, it will be shared with parishioners, so that they may pray for you or your request. If you would like to receive the submitted prayer requests, contact Judy Olson. Prayer is a way for us to reach out of ourselves, to put aside our loneliness and pain for the sake of another. Jesus teaches us that if we agree on anything and ask in faith it will be granted (Matthew 18:19). "I tell you, ask and you will receive..." (Luke 11:9, Matt. 7:7).