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St. Wendelin is located in Shannon, in Carroll County, Illinois.  Our parish is part of the Rockford Diocese and primarily serves the communities of Shannon, Lanark, Lake Carroll, and Forreston. Fr. Mike Bolger is currently pastor of St. Wendelin.

Building Project – New Renderings and Survey Results

Thank you for your interest and participation in the planning process to date!

  • Renderings were provided by the architect, Lingle Design Group, based in Lena, IL.
  • Main floor and basement plans were created by Lingle as well, by former Eastland High School students.
  • Sketches of the church’s sanctuary and nave were created by the liturgical design firm Daprato-Rigali Studios, based in Chicago.  The firm has worked throughout the Rockford Diocese and the Midwest.
  • Summary reports of the building survey, conducted parish-wide in 2015, are also available.

Upcoming Events

  • The weekly bulletin, distributed at weekend Masses, lists most parish and important community events.
  • To remain in-the-know online, follow St. Wendelin’s Facebook page.
  • Curious about the liturgical calendar or upcoming holy days?  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) maintains a holy day calendar, which includes holy days of obligation.

Daily Mass Readings

Want to read, pray, or reflect on daily Mass readings in advance?  USCCB publishes them online.