We worship together as a community of believers.

Our Mission

For over 100 years, the sister parishes of St. Boniface and St. Bonaventure have served as the spiritual home for generations of faithful Catholics.  The mission we are engaged in was started by Jesus and continues through us by the power of the Holy Spirit.

May our acts of charity, education, and sacramental life continue to change hearts in our local community and beyond.

Join Us for Mass

Weekend Mass is offered at St. Boniface in Elgin on Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 10 am.  A Communion Service is offered on Mondays at 7:20 am. Masses are Wednesday at 8:15 am, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:20 am (First Fridays at 8:15 am).

At St. Bonaventure in Raeville, weekend Mass is offered on Sunday at 8 am.  During the week, Mass is offered on Tuesday at 8:30 am.

Submit a Faith Question

If you have a religious related question you are wondering about, you can submit it using the website form below or jot it down and put it in the collection basket marked “Q&A”.  Father Vogel will address as many as possible each month.

Faith Q & A

By Father Vogel

Question: Pope Francis has addressed the topic of divorced Catholics.  Can you help us understand his thoughts and the role of annulments?

Answer:

This question was first introduced in the November Newsletter Q&A.  We are addressing four situations:
Those that divorce and are not seeking a new married relationship. (Nov)
Those that divorce and are seeking a new married relationship. (Dec)
Those that divorce and enter into a new civil marriage outside the Church. (Jan)
Those who choose to enter into a civil marriage outside the Church. (Feb)

Today I will address the final situation #4:  Those who choose to enter into a civil marriage outside the Church.  Finally, though not directly related to divorce, what about Catholics who choose to enter civil marriages, rather than marrying in the Church?  God wants them the receive the sacrament of marriage, but their decision is not to, and without realizing it, their action says ‘no’ not only to God’s sacrament of marriage, but ‘no’ to all his sacraments.  They have chosen to live without God’s daily sacramental assistance.  That is why, unfortunately, they are unable to receive Communion.  Once again, these Catholics are not excommunicated, they are members of the Church (God wants them!), but by that action they have chosen not to participate in the sacramental part of the Church.  The good news is that this can be remedied.  The Church has a process (called a convalidation) by which they can definitively say ‘yes’ both to marriage as a sacrament and to the Sacraments in general.  If you are in that situation I invite you to come speak with a priest.

In all four of these situations, the Church is not seeking to place burdens upon people.  She is a good and merciful mother that tries to help her child to correct things that have gone wrong.  God desires no one to be apart from full participation in the Church, yet he does give each of us the freedom to make our own decisions which do have real consequences.  But being a Christian is all about conversion, turning from our own paths to follow our Lord, who is the way, the truth, and the life.  We want all to be reconciled.

Parishioners

Working together we can make a difference.

Men‘s & Women’s Circles

Circle 1:  Arehart – Buelt
Circle 2: Busteed – Getzfred
Circle 3: Gossman – Kinney
Circle 4: Kluthe – Payne
Circle 5: Pelster – Schrage
Circle 6: Schueths – Zwingman

Women‘s Circle Worklist

CHURCH CLEANING: Circle 4 for April (third week)
FUNERAL: Circle 5 (Circle 4 had Steve Finn)
KOOKIE KLATCH: Circle 3, April 15th, 2:00 at Willows
CHARITY: Circle 4
MEETING: April 17 at 7:00 pm

Parish Organizations

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