Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
(Closed between Noon -1:00 PM for lunch)
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.
Easter Basket Collection
The MBVM Outreach Committee is collecting food items to create Easter meal baskets for those in need. They are needing canned yams, brown sugar, canned pineapple chunks, scalloped potatoes and pasta and pasta sauce. Donations can be placed in the church entrances. Thank you for helping us help those in need.
The next CCW luncheon will be held on March 21st at 11:30 AM in the parish center. A potluck luncheon will be followed by a presentation by Mary Trimby about her recent trip to the Holy Lands. Please bring a dish to share. CCW gathers as a group for the 7:30 am Mass on the first Friday of each moth. All women of the parish are considered members of the CCW, and all are invited and encouraged to attend any or all of the activities.
Youth Group Garage Sale - Cancelled
There will be NO garage sale this year the week after Easter. Please do NOT drop off any items at the school or church. Instead, the youth group will be hosting a "Care for Creation" clothing and shoe drive on Earth day, April 22nd. More details to follow.
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.
March for our LIfe - March 24th
Come with us as we head up to Chicago to join the movement advocating for the safety of our country's youth. We will be joining fellow Viatorian priests, Fr. Corey Brost, and the Children of Abraham Interfaith Coalition. Not only will we be walking in solidarity with thousands of young people, but we will be walking hand in hand with youth from different countries and religions! Itinerary We leave at 8:00 AM from Maternity, and arrive back at 6:00 pm. For further information click here.
2018 Annual Lenten Series
Join in these weekly meetings as we explore this holy season with the help of the Lenten issue of The Word Among Us - which offers daily Scripture reflections as well as important teachings and insights. Each participant will be provided a copy of the Word Among Us. Our facilitator will be Sr. Theresa Galva, CND and Sr. Helen Kavanaugh CND. Mark Your calendars now. We will meet at Maternity on March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22nd at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Library.
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
Youth Ministry News
Adult Chaperones are needed for upcoming events. Please contact Elise for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
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, April 13th 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.
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 email@example.com.
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. Spring Gathering Dates:
- Saturday, March 3
- Saturday, April 7
- ** NO MAY GATHERING**
- 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 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 Fr. Jason at 815-933-8285 ext 113 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.