Readings for the Week of September 17, 2017
50/50 Split the Pot Raffle
This raffle is a new and fun fundraiser for our parish. Raffle tickets are 1 for $10, or 3 for $25. Tickets can be purchased in the parish office, or online by clinking on the icon above. For more information click here.
We are forming a Mom's group and would like you to be a part! All Mom's, of any faith, any age, or experience are invited. Pick the events that fit you and your schedule. Click here for more information.
Choir practice to start soon - Please consider joining
The choir will be joining us in song very soon. Please consider joining the adult or children's choirs. There are several to choose from. For further information on our adult choir click here. For further information on our children's choirs click here. For further questions, please contact Chris Lord at 815-933-8285 ext. 133.
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy our 2 day event. A special thank you to Brickstones, Flight 102, Creme of the Crop for your sponsorship. Also, thank you to all the vendors who participated in our French Market. Your merchandise was wonderful! A huge thank you to all those who donated baskets and items to our basket raffle! We were overwhelmed by your generosity! Another big thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help make this event successful. A special thank you to Merrill Seal, Brad Benoit and the Dixieland band for your gift of music. We were so wonderfully entertained by all of you. So many wonderful compliments were spoken to us over the weekend. Thank you ALL for blessing us with your presence! Merci!
The Parishes of Kankakee County have begun a Religious Education Program for children and teen 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. Gathering dates: March thru September; the 1st Saturday of the month starting March 4th. Place: St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Center, 207 S. Main St., Manteno. Please RSVP your child's name and age by Wednesday, March 1st for planning purposes. Questions? Think you would like to help? Contact Maria Pallissard at 815-933-8285 ext. 226 or email@example.com
MBVM Homebound Ministry
In an effort to update our list of Eucharistic Ministers and those you visit, please contact Sr. Kathleen at the parish office through phone, email or a visit to the office. If you are bringing communion to a family member, we need to know this also. Sr. Kathleen is in the parish office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call (815) 933-8285 to speak to Sr. Kathleen.
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.