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Maternity BVM

Mass Schedule

Daily: 7:30 a.m.

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

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(Closed between Noon -1:00 PM for lunch)

(815) 933-8285


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Congratulations to Sister Clare Marie, sctjm, on her first profession of vows to the religious order Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  Sr. Clare Marie is pictured above with her proud parents (parishioners) Tom & Patty Bailey.

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Upcoming Events


Confirmation Meeting changed from January 17th to January 24th, 6-7 p.m. *** This is a date change from the original calendar***

The Confirmation panel Discussion will now be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm in the parish center.  All Confirmation students must attend.  Parents and Sponsors are welcome to attend, but not mandatory.  Binders will be checked at this time. For more information on Confirmation, visit our Confirmation page.

First Reconciliation - January 27

First Reconciliation will be held on Saturday, January 27th at 10am in the church.

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

Youth Ministry News

Adult Chaperones are needed for upcoming events.  Please contact Elise for more information edubravec@mbvm.org.

  • Mark your calendars for Youth Masses January 21st, February 18th, March 18th April 15th and May 6th
  • Quest XXXII Retreat - January 27 & 28.  This retreat is for current Freshmen and Sophomores.  Permission forms can be found here.
  • Confirmation Retreat - February 18th after the Youth Mass.  Interested in becoming a leader?  Contact Elise or Brother John.
  • Kairos Retreat - June 21-24th.  For High School Class of 2018 and 2019
  • Mission Trip - Young Neighbors in Action.  July 8th - 14th for High School classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.  In cleveland, OH.  Only 10 spots available.  If interested contact Elise or Brother john
  • Viatorian Youth Congress - July 23rd - 26th for high school classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.  
  • Like our facebook MBVM Youth Ministry page, Instagram MBVMYM and Twitter @mbvmym

Soup and Substance Retreat-You Deserve a Day - February 10th

This day retreat will be led by parishioner Amy Bovie on Saturday, February 10th, from 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. at the One Heart One Soul Center.  Beautiful Soul, Be Still Day will include meditation and faith sharing for women looking for peace and renewed hope. Bring Rosary, bible, and prayer journal. Donation accepted. Email kabovie@mac.com to reserve your spot.

Volunteers Needed for Hospitality Committee

If you have the gift of hospitality, we need you!  We are looking for warm & welcoming parishioners to form a newly developing Hospitality Committee here at Maternity. If interested please contact Julie Worby at (815) 933-8285 ext. 115 or email jworby@mbvm.org.

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 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. Spring Gathering Dates:

  • Saturday, February 3
  • Saturday, March 3
  • Saturday, April 7
  • Saturday, June 2

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.

Taize Prayer

This is an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taize community (an ecumenical Christian monastic community of brothers) founded in the 1940's by Br. roger in Taize, France.  Taize will be offered on the first Friday of each month.   Please come enjoy one hour of quiet, reflective, candle-lit prayer.

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  Fr. Jason at 815-933-8285 ext 113 or email at jnesbit@mbvm.org.  

 Online Giving

We are now providing our parishioners with a more convenient way to make your donations.  Instead of writing a check and bringing an envelope to Mass each week, you can easily create your donation account online and make changes at anytime.  Click on the "Give Online with WeShare" button and follow the prompts.  Please note that if you currently give through the weekly envelopes, we will stop the weekly envelope delivery automatically.  In addition, if you are part of our ACH (automatic deposit) program, you should call the parish office to find out how to stop the ACH before starting with online giving.