We Are The Church (WATCH)

WATCH is a renewal program that was developed in 1987 by Deacon Don Efinger of Peoria, IL. It is designed to help people realize that:

† people, not buildings make up the church

† each one of us is unique and has been given gifts and talents that are important to the Church

† there is strength in community and it is important for people to know and support each other

† a personal relationship with God is both important and necessary

We look at the vertical part of the Cross in our relationship with God and the horizontal part of the Cross in our relationship with others. It is a spiritual weekend which focuses on God, self and neighbor and is filled with joy, reflection, prayer and community. A side benefit to the weekend is great food. We provide Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch and all day snacks.

The weekend begins on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and ends about 9 p.m. We go to our own homes at night and then come back Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and begin with Mass and end the day about 8:30 p.m. Sunday morning we meet at 8 a.m. and end the weekend about 3 p.m. We attend 10 a.m. Mass together on Sunday at Holy Family in Lincoln.

The WATCH weekend welcomes all men and women 18 years of age and older.

If you are interested in attending please complete the On-Line Registration Form r download the Registration Form found under Documents on this webpage, complete it and mail it to Holy Family Parish, ATTN: We Are The Church 316 South Logan Street, Lincoln, IL 62656

Our next WATCH Retreat will be conducted during Lent in 2017.

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Mass Times

Holy Family

316 South Logan Street, Lincoln
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am and 10:00am

St. Patrick's

213 South Bogardus Street, Elkhart
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am

St. Thomas Aquinas

321 South Lafayette Street, Mt. Pulaski
Sunday: 10:30am

St. Mary's

805 N.W. Pearl Street, Atlanta
Sunday: 9:00am

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Catholic Community

Rectory Hours:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm       Monday - Thursday,             Closed on Friday

Phone: (217) 732-4019


Holy Family

Carroll Catholic School, a Ministry of Holy Family Parish

St. Patricks

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Marys Church

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Holy Day of Obligation - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - December 8, 2017