The Logan County Catholic Community was established as a Cluster by the Catholic Diocese of Peoria through the Growing In Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) process in 2013. Holy Family Parish, Lincoln; St. Mary's Parish, Atlanta; St. Patrick's Parish, Elkhart; St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mt. Pulaski and Carroll Catholic School, Lincoln make up this diverse faith community.
As a community of faith we are committed to operating out of the following values or guiding principles for action:
Say yes to God by living the gospel life
Worshipping God through Liturgy, Sacraments and Prayer
Respect for life from conception to natural death
Commitment to lifelong Catholic Faith formation
Being good stewards of all the gifts God has given us…time, talent and treasure.
Operating in a financially responsible manner
Logan County’s Catholic faith community is a strong and vibrant family of parishes providing for the spiritual needs of our community. We worship God joyfully through the Liturgy, the Sacraments and Prayer. We are committed to lifelong Catholic Faith Formation through our ongoing learning opportunities for young and old alike. We provide effective and unique religious education for our children, teens, young adults and adults. Carroll Catholic School is the flourishing foundation of our children’s religious education formation. Our parishes are effectively managed by pastoral leadership and the leadership internal to each parish. They provide purpose, direction and motivation. We are a thriving and financially sound group of parishes with well-maintained facilities
Use Mass schedule that addresses Clergy and parish needs
All or most of our building improvements completed
Combined Parish Council Operating & meeting quarterly
Parish finances Stable and Supporting the fiscal operation
Carroll Catholic School increased enrollment, financially stable and building up to date
Technology in Parish offices and School up to date