May 2018

St. Mary’s School to Close after 120 Years

By |May 18th, 2018|Front Page|

It is a sad day, indeed, that we find ourselves entering into the final three days of the school year. This historic closing is precipitated by the general shrinking enrollment of students.  St Mary’s School was founded in 1898, a short 70 years from the founding of the city of Paris.  The first generations of [...]

Funfest for Fr. Ron!

By |May 16th, 2018|Announcements, Front Page|

Friday, May 18 6:00PM to 9:00PM The Hall on Main Street (KC Hall) 614 N. Main St., Paris, IL A party in celebration of Fr. Ronald Hilt for his dedication and service to our parish and our community Spaghetti Dinner and Karaoke by Family Affair Freewill offering

The Christian Feast of our Lord’s Ascension

By |May 14th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

This week many churches throughout the world will be celebrating the ascension of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  This feast continues during the Easter season in which the Resurrection of the Christ is celebrated. The Easter season started on the vigil or night before Easter Sunday morning and continues until the Feast of Pentecost.  A feast day is [...]

How to Remain in Christ’s Joy

By |May 4th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus teaches us, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love… I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy might be complete.”  These beautiful words of [...]

April 2018


By |April 27th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

“I AM” is revealed to Moses as the name of God when the Lord appeared to him in the burning bush. I AM is translated from the Hebrew word “Yahweh.” Until the time of Moses, God had not revealed His name. Abraham, our Father of Faith, was chosen by God because of his gift of [...]

God is Love

By |April 13th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.” John 3:16. As we continue to celebrate Christ in the Easter season, we recall and give thanks for His great love. John 3:16 is one of the [...]

The Transformation of Sorrow into Joy

By |April 6th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Dear friends, as the Easter Season is now upon us, we see the beauty of the world changing around us. The daffodils are blooming, the robins have returned, the grass is becoming green again, and signs of springtime life are all around. What a glorious time of year [...]

March 2018


By |March 30th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

As the Feast of Our Lord’s Resurrection now comes upon us this Sunday morning, let us rejoice and give thanks to the Savior who loves us so much. If you are reading this article on Saturday morning, you are still pondering and praying in the spirit of Jesus’ death and His burial. Throughout all of [...]

Preparing for Eternal Life, Part Two: Enduring Suffering in This Life

By |March 23rd, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

In my article last week, I expressed that the belief in Christ calls us to faith in Him. Only the Son of the Father, Christ,  is the source of expiation for our sins, and the reward of an eternal life with Him and all the saints forever in Glory will depend on this.  I also [...]

Preparing for Eternal Life Part One: Obedience to God’s Law

By |March 16th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|

In Daniel 12:2 we read, “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” In our daily lives, we often get caught up in our daily trials and struggles; work, family, finances, etc., and because of this we fail [...]