Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Monday - Friday 9am-Noon and 1pm-3pm
Friday we are only open 9am-Noon.
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
Fortitude Community Outreach
Thank you to everyone for coming out to our informational meeting. We will be partnering with Fortitude in the very near future and are discussing ways we can do this here at Maternity. If you are interested in learning more about Fortitude, please visit their website at www.fortitudecommunityoutreach.org.
Be My Witness - Small Groups
Maternity BVM will be forming small groups consisting of 5-10 parishioners. Small groups will be starting in October and will last for 6 weeks. And then pick up again during Lent. These small groups will pray, read scripture, watch a short video, share and make a personal commitment to practice their faith in some way throughout the following week. This is a great way to connect with fellow parishioners... by praying with and for each other, and through sharing your faith. We ask you to consider joining a small group this fall. Sign ups will be held in mid-August, however, we are currently looking for small group leaders.
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.
Be My Witness - Small Group Leaders
We are currently looking for parishioners willing to co-host a small group of 5-10 parishioners in their homes, in a coffee shop, or here at the parish offices. If you have the gift of being warm and welcoming, then this is the perfect ministry for you. There will be several small group leader Informational Sessions for you to learn more about this role. Please come listen. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, July 18th at 7pm in the parish center and Tuesday, July 24th at 7pm in the parish center. Please come and listen! click here for more information.
There will be no Taize prayer over the summer, but will resume on September 7th.
Music Day Camp - August 7th - August 10th
This camp is for kids entering 2nd through 6th grade. For more information click here.
Registration for Religious Education Classes
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year are now being accepted. Registration forms are available here.
Ushers are needed, especially for the 11am Mass. Ushers are scheduled one month at a time based on your availability. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, contact Teresa at 815-933-8285 ext. 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed - Office work
Adult Volunteers are needed for assistance in the office. Contact Elise Dubravec at (815) 933-8285 ext. 135 or email@example.com
Mom's Group - 2nd Thursday of the Month - August 9th
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
MBVM Homebound Ministry Needs Volunteers
Help is needed! There are parishioners who are too ill to come to celebrate Mass and would like a visitor who would bring Communion to them. Please consider this ministry. Contact Sister Kathleen at (815) 933-8285 ext. 114.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on RCIA and the Inquiry stage, click here.