7/21/2020 NOTE: public Masses at many parishes in the Diocese of Rockford have resumed, including at St. Wendelin.  Attendance is limited, and those attending must wear masks.  For those opting to stay at home while the obligation to attend Mass remains suspended, various outlets are livestreaming Masses (notably at the National Shrine).


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 pastor of St. Wendelin.

Upcoming Events

  • The weekly bulletin, available at weekend Masses, lists most parish and many important community events.
  • The myParish App may be downloaded at the Google Play or Apple store. Search for St. Wendelin in Shannon.
  • To remain in-the-know on social media, 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.