Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Please join us!
Donations of food will be accepted at this Mass to benefit our food pantry.
The Parish Offices will be closed Wednesday November 21st through November 23rd and will reopen on Monday November 26th at 9:00 a.m.
Have a safe and blessed Holiday!
We deeply apologize if any food donations did not get picked up on your door step. If you would still like to donate, you can drop off all non-perishable food donations to the Maternity BVM Catholic Church Parish Office. Park in the school parking lot, and walk toward the church. Just off the lot you will see a sign that says "parish offices". The offices are open from 9-12 and 1-3pm, or bring your donations to the church before Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday from 7am-Noon. You can leave donations right inside the doors. Thank you to all who participated! Your donations are a tremendous blessing to those who struggle in this community!
Thanksgiving Baskets for those in Need
Bishop McNamara Catholic School is providing Thanksgiving meal baskets to area families in need. To reserve your basket, please call Bishop McNamara at (815) 933-7620 between 8am - 3pm Monday - Friday. Reservations are limited and cannot be accepted through voicemail.
Any singers from MBVM are invited to join singers from all denominations of area church choirs in singing the Hallelujah Chorus and a Christmas sing-a-long with River Valley Wind Ensemble on Sunday, December 16th during their 3:00 p.m. concert in the Larsen Fine Arts Center at ONU. For more information see the bulletin or contact Chris Lord at (815) 933-8285 ext. 133 or email email@example.com
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.
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.