Welcome to St. John Vianney Parish!
MASSES TO RESUME – With Many Modifications for Safety
Please click HERE for the detailed instructions for Returning to Mass. Limitations on the number of attendees is necessary in order to maintain proper social distancing. Mass Sign Ups are required. As Masses fill up, Walk-Ins without Reservations will need to wait to be seated. Please click below to SIGN UP to attend a specific Mass.
Follow this link WORSHIP AID below to a printable Worship Aid that can be brought to Mass with you that included the Confiteor, the Gloria, and the Nicene Creed.
Although public Masses are resuming, the Bishop’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect for an indefinite period of time until further notice.
ANSWERS TO POPULAR QUESTIONS FROM THE PARISHIONERS OF HOLY FAMILY & ST. JOHN VIANNEY
If you would like access to the church for private prayer during office hours, please contact the parish office.
Can I Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be requested by calling the parish office at 217-523-3816 to make an appointment.
Where Can I Find Online Mass and Prayer Resources?
While you are not able to attend Mass, you are strongly encouraged to study the scripture readings found at http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/, watch the mass on ETWN TV or online, and make a spiritual communion in lieu of reception of the Blessed Sacrament, pray the rosary, and to pray in particular the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe prayer for the Coronavirus situation in our country.
Mass will be livestreamed at 7:00am every day from the Cathedral on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/spicathedral/ and then can be replayed anytime afterwards. Several other churches are also offering livestreamed Masses. A list can be found at https://www.dio.org/masslivestreams. This list also includes additional spiritual resource links.
How Can I Support the Church at This Time?
Thank you for you continued support during this time while we are not able to celebrate Mass together in our communities.
Donations and Collection Envelopes for both SJV and HF can be sent in the mail to Parish Office, P.O. Box 229, Sherman, IL 62684.
Online donation links for both parishes can be found at the at https://parishgiving.dio.org/support.html. Donations for St. John Vianney can be made at the parish website sjv.dio.org by clicking on the Give Online with WeShare in the white box. Donations for Holy Family can be made at the parish website hfa.dio.org by clicking on the Give Today in the blue box.
Where Can I Get More Information?
For the most up to date information please check https://www.dio.org/coronavirus and follow https://www.facebook.com/diospringfield/ on Facebook. Please contact the parish office by email at or by phone at 217-523-3816 with any questions or concerns.
Are All Church Activities Cancelled?
All other activities have been cancelled at St. John Vianney and Holy Family Parishes until further notice including: Knights of Columbus Fish Fries, Youth Catholic Faith Formation Classes for all grade levels, RCIA, Youth Group Meetings, Adoration, and Bible Study.
Welcome and thanks for visiting the website of St. John Vianney Catholic Parish in Sherman, Illinois. My name is Fr George Nellikunnel and I am proud to be the pastor of this vibrant and growing parish. I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find the information here useful. I also hope that you will become a part of our community of faith, by your presence and participation in the Eucharist as well as our many activities. Our patron, St. John Vianney , was a humble, holy priest, who loved his people and served them with great fervor and dedication. He won their hearts for God. I cannot hope to do any better than that. I pray everyday that my ministry as the pastor of this parish will bear the fruit of holiness of life, an expansion of our love and service, and the passing on of our life giving Catholic tradition. We do all of this for the greater honor and glory of God and for the well being of our people. May you experience God’s richest blessings for yourself and your loved ones and may you always know that you are welcome and at home with us at St. John Vianney.
Peace and Joy to you all!