Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Women's CCW Christmas Luncheon - Wednesday, December 12th 11:30 a.m.
The CCW Christmas luncheon will take place on Wednesday, December 12th at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. CCW will provide the meat, please bring a dish to share. All women of the parish are considered members of the CCW, so please join us for lunch, friendship and holiday cheer!
Christmas Cookie Craze - Sunday, December 16th at all Masses
This weekend we will be hosting a Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. Christmas cookies baked by our Religious Education students will be sold after each Mass on December 16th. Proceeds from the cookie sales will go toward the "Feed My Starving Children" trip planned for our junior high youth ministry.. Please help our junior high youth ministry by purchasing some delicious hand made cookies.
Christmas is Coming! Join the Choir!
All adults are invited to sing for Christmas Midnight Mass. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and begin on December 5th in St. Viator Hall. The children's Choir will sing at the 6:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve. This choir is for all children in grades K-4th. Rehearsals are every Sunday of Advent, December 2, 9 16 and 23rd from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm in the choir loft. Students K-2nd should have a parent accompany them. To register contact Chris Lord at email@example.com.
Christmas Giving Tree
The annual Giving Tree has become a tradition here at Maternity. This tree gives all of us a chance to reach out and help others in need celebrate the season of wonder. The Giving Tree envelopes will be on the tree in the back of church. Your generous donations will benefit our own parish families, clients of Catholic Charities, Harbor House and other local charities. Simply take an envelope from the tree, put your donation in the envelope and place it in the collection basket at any Mass by December 17th, or you can drop off envelopes at the Parish Office.
Fortitude - warm hat and water resistant gloves collection
Maternity is collecting warm water resistant gloves and warm hats for Fortitude Community Outreach. Only adult hats and gloves are needed. The collection will be ongoing until Christmas. All donations can be left in the specially marked bins in the church entrances. Thank you for helping us reach out to the vulnerable of our community.
Young Adults Mission Trip - December 16th - 19th
Join young adults on a 4 day urban immersion trip focused on encountering society's margins. Through direct service, on-site leaning opportunities, immersive activities, and communal formation and reflection. We will strive to deepen our solidarity with those who are pushed to the margins. Cost is $250. Contact Brother John at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
Inter-Parish Advent Series
Join us for a weekly Gospel Refelction Using the "Word Among Us". Each session will be facilitated by Sister Theresa Galvan, CND. Participants will meet in the Maternity BVM Parish Center from 10am-11am during Advent on November 29th, December 6th and December 13th. Please join us! Bring a friend!
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
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.
Taize prayer has been moved to the first Monday of the Month at 7pm.
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
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.