Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Be My Witness - Small Groups
Small Groups will be starting up soon. They will begin the week of Ash Wednesday, and will continue throughout Lent. If you would like to join a small group for the first time, please contact Julie Worby at (815) 933-8285 EXT. 115, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW*** Game Night - March 11th
Join us in the Parish Center for fellowship and a fun party atmosphere on the second Monday f each month at 7pm to play board games and cards. We will plan on playing until 9pm. We have lots of games for all interests, and you're welcome to bring church-appropriate games. Ages 21 +. BYOB and/or snacks to share. Questions, contact Stephanie at 815-592-9884 or email@example.com. Please come!
Annual Lenten Series
Come for one hour a week to share your reflections on the significance of these Lenten days for us in our time. Participants will use "The Word Among Us" with it's daily reflections. Booklet will be provided. Sister Theresa Galvan, CND will facilitate these sessions. Meetings are in the Maternity BVM Parish Library on Thursdays, March 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th from 10 am-11 am. Please join us!
Lenten Almsgiving for Camp MOSH
Our Lenten Almsgiving will be for Camp MOSH this year. Envelopes will be in the pews, and will be mailed to all parishioners. Camp MOSH which stands for Maternity Outreach Service for Humanity, is a week during the summer where our parishioners go out into our community to do service work for those who need an extra helping hand. The monies collected go toward job materials and running the volunteer camp. Together, we can be the hands and feet of Christ in our very own community!
Senior Soup Lunch - Wednesday, March 13th
Soup lunch to be held in the parish center from 11:30 A.M - 1:00 P.M. Bring a friend!
Our parishioners are taking up a collection of travel size razors, shaving cream and deodorant for the street ministry as well as the new PADS shelter. Bins are located inside the doors of church. Thank you for your donations to help those out on the street. To find out more information on Fortitude, or to volunteer to help visit www.fortitudecommunityoutreach.org.
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.
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.
Volunteers Needed - Office work
Adult Volunteers are needed for assistance in the office. Contact Elise Dubravec at (815) 933-8285 ext. 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. For more information on RCIA and the Inquiry stage, click here.