Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church


Maternity BVM

308 E. Marsile St.
Bourbonnais, IL  60914
(815) 933-8285


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Mass Times

Daily: 7:30 a.m.

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

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9am-Noon and 1pm-3pm

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Upcoming Events

Ash Wednesday - February 26th

Join us for Ash Wednesday at any of the following:  7:30 am Mass with music, 12:15 pm Noontime prayer, 1:30 pm School Liturgy of the Word, 6:15 pm (in church) Evening Lenten Prayer  6:15 pm (in Gym) Liturgy of the Word for religious education students & families.  Ashes will be distributed at all liturgies.

Wedding Music Fair - Sunday, March 29th 2:00-4:00 pm

Join us for a delightful experience of music that anyone is welcome to attend, especially those who are preparing for their wedding.  Vocalists and instrumentalists will perform wedding music selections to assist couples who are preparing a wedding.  Please RSVP here.

Enrichment Day for all Liturgical Minsters, Sunday March 15th 1:00-4:00 pm

All Liturgical Minsters are invited to attend a Day of Enrichment.  Please RSVP if you are coming or not.  Click here to RSVP.

A Virtual Tour of the Holy Land - Sunday, March 1st Noon

Can't make it to the Holy Land yourself? Too expensive, not enough time?  Join us for a "virtual" tour of the  Holy Land.  Mary Trimby takes us on a tour of the many places and sights of where Jesus walked, talked, and ministered.   The presentation starts after the 11:00 Mass in the Parish Center.  A light lunch will be served.  Please let us know you're coming.  Click here to RSVP.

French-Canadian Fest - fall of 2020

We are in need of a team to help plan the next French-Canadian Festival.  Please contact Teresa Culver at (815) 933-8285 ext. 110 or email [email protected]  We are in need of volunteers to help with kids games, vendors, entertainment, bingo, basket raffle, grounds and basket raffle.  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm.

Confirmation Meeting - Wednesday, February 19th 6:00-7:00 pm

All confirmation students must attend this important meeting to meet with Father from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Please bring your binder.  

Quest XXXVI - February 29th - March 1st

Quest applications are being accepted for this retreat for High School Freshmen and Sophomores.  If you would like more information on this retreat click here.

MOSH Mission

Every other year Mosh has existed as a week long effort.  Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are excited to announce that MOSH will continue throughout the entire year, every year!  This new ministry will be called "MOSH Mission".  A steering committee has been formed and will be moving forward with this new effort.  We will keep everyone in the parish informed of its progress.

Join the choir!

There is a place for everyone!  To find out more about all our choirs in the Music Ministry click here.

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming Catholic, we invite you to join us on a journey of discover.  Maternity RCIA will have an Inquiry session on Monday, September 9th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Library.   To register contact Teresa at (815) 933-8285 ext. 110 or email [email protected]  Registration forms can also be picked up in the parish office.  For more information click here.

Fortitude Meals

The MBVM Fortitude Meal Committee has already delivered several meals to the local Fortitude Homeless Shelters.  If interested in joining this committee, contact Maria Pallissard at (815) 933-8285 ext. 226 or email [email protected]

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.

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.

We need Volunteers!

  • We are in need of Greeters and Ushers.  If interested email Mary Trimby at [email protected]
  • Adult Volunteers are needed for assistance in the office. Contact Cassandra McCullough at (815) 933-8285 ext. 135 or [email protected]
  • We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers for the Home-boundFor more information, please call Sister Kathleen at 815-933-8285 ext. 114.
  • If you are interested in volunteering with our youth ministry, contact Cassandra McCullough at (815) 933-8285 ext. 135.

NEW Young Adult Choir - Ages 18-25ish

Young Adults, ages 17 – 30, are invited to sing once a month at the 11:00 Liturgy on the 2nd Sunday of the month. “Young Adult Sing” rehearsal is at 10:15, prior to Mass, in Viator Hall September - April.  If interested contact Chris Lord. 

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. 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 protected] For more information click here.