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Daily: 7:30 a.m.

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

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Regrettably, we will be saying goodbye to Brother John Eustice this week.  He has served here at Maternity, as our Young Adult Youth Minister for the past year.  Brother will be leaving us to serve at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights as the Vice President for Mission and Viatorian Identity.  We wish him well. 

Click here to read a personal letter from Brother John

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Our offices will be closed, Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

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Upcoming Events

The Official Installation Mass for Father Jason Nesbit

All parishioners are invited to attend the Official Mass of Installation for Father Jason Nesbit, C.S.V. as the twenty ninth pastor of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish on January 19th at the 4:30 p.m. Mass.  A light reception will follow.  The Most Reverend Daniel Colin (Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet) will preside.

Confirmation Panel Discussion - Wednesday, January 23rd

All students making their Confirmation must attend this discussion from 6-7pm in the parish center.  Sponsors and parents are not required to attend, but are welcome.  Students, please bring your binders...and mark your calendars for the Confirmation Retreat on February 24th from 11:00-4:30PM.

Quest XXXIV - February 16th & 17th

Quest is a two day Catholic retreat for current Freshmen and Sophomores.  It includes group discussions, games, prayer and talks where teens and adults share their lives.  ON quest, you will learn more about yourself, your relationships with family/friends and your relationship with God.  Cost is $70.00 which includes bus transportation, all meals and housing at the retreat house.  To register as a retreatant, email Elise at edubravec@mbvm.org

Confirmation Retreat - February 24th 11:00-4:30 pm

Mark your calendars for this retreat for 8th graders who are preparing for confirmation.  This retreat is a fun way to get ready for the important Sacrament of Confirmation.

The Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal has begun

Prayerfully consider your support of the 2019 Catholic MInistries Annual appeal.  Materials will be mailed out this week.  You should receive them soon.

We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers for the Home-bound

Our parish has members whose health and mobility are compromised by various problems.  Short, friendly visits, bringing the Eucharist and "breath of fresh air" will gladden the hearts of those who can no longer participate in parish and community activities.  A visit need not take much time, but can bring happiness and joy to both participants.  Are you interested in sharing the warmth of your heart by visiting a home-bound parishioner?  Are you being called to help diminish the isolation and lonliness in our home-bound members?  For more information, please call Sister Kathleen at 815-933-8285 ext. 114.

You've got mail!

New this summer is our e-newsletter designed to bring you up to date news and information about our parish.  You will receive a newsletter right to your email where you can scroll, click and sign up for any important events within the parish.  If you would like to receive our e-newsletter, click here  e-newsletter

Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be on the First Friday's of the Month up until Lent.  Please join us for this beautiful time of silent prayer from 1-4:00 p.m. on August 3rd.  To learn more about adoration click here.

Volunteers Needed - Office work

Adult Volunteers are needed for assistance in the office. Contact Elise Dubravec at (815) 933-8285 ext. 135 or edubravec@mbvm.org

Mom's Group - 2nd Thursday of the Month 

Be encouraged, ponder and pray together with other mothers, whatever your age.  We don't have the answers.  There's no RIGHT or WRONG way. We are on the journey together.  We will meet the second Thursday of each month, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Parish Center.  Grab a friend and come, or come alone and make a friend.  For more information click here.

New Greeter Ministry Needs Volunteers!

We are in need of volunteers to join our Greeter Ministry.  If you can come early to Mass, hold the door, offer a warm smile along with a "hello", or "good morning", then we want you!  Sign up yourself, or your entire family!  To get added to this ministry and to be placed on the schedule, email Mary Trimby at Trimby124@gmail.com

 

NEW Young Adult Choir - Ages 18-25ish

The new Young Adult Choir will sing the first Saturday of the month at 4:30pm Mass at Maternity and rehearse  at 3:30 p.m.  prior to the 4:30 Mass.  Please contact Chris Lord with questions.  Invite friends!  Chris Lord - 815-933-8285 ext. 133 or clord@mbvm.org. 

Faith Buddies

Religious Education and Prayer for children and teens with special needs.The Parishes of Kankakee County have begun a Religious Education Program for children and teens with special needs. Come join us! There is NO COST for this program. Those with mild issues to severe disabilities are welcome. Please share with any families you think might benefit.  From: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Location: St Joseph Parish Religious Education Center, 207 S. Main, Manteno. Please RSVP your child’s name and age for planning purposes. Questions? Think you would like to help? Contact Maria Pallissard at 815-933-8285 ext 226 or email mpallissard@mbvm.org.

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, Inquiry, a program about becoming a member of the Catholic faith has started. Meetings are on Monday nights in the Parish L:ibrary. Questions? Please call Teresa at 815-933-8285 ext 110 or email at tculver@mbvm.org.  For more information on RCIA and the Inquiry stage, click here.