Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Do you or someone you know need a helping hand? Whether it be someone facing financial difficulties, physical difficulties, or helping you or an elderly neighbor. We can help! To complete an online Work Request Form click here
Confirmation Students (for next year) - current 7th graders
It's time to start talking about Confirmation Preparation! You and a parent must attend ONE of the following Confirmation Preparation Sessions if you want to be confirmed next year. Those sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30-7:30 PM, and/or Sunday, May 19th from 7-8PM. Both sessions are being held in the Parish Center. Contact Maria Pallissard with questions. [email protected] or (815) 933-8285 ext. 226.
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!
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]
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.
Camp MOSH - July 28 - August 3rd, 2019
We need YOUR help! Whether you volunteer for one day or all 5....we need YOU! Mark you calendars for Camp MOSH - (Maternity Outreach Service for Humanity). This is a community service event where over 300 volunteers lend a helping hand to help in our community. Over 70 service projects will be done throughout the week. If interested in getting involved, contact Elise Dubravec at (815) 933-8285 ext. 135 or email [email protected] For further information on Camp MOSH, and to enroll to be a volunteer, click here!
Camp MOSH Projects
We need projects and we would love to help you if we can. If you struggle to keep your home clean, we can help you! If you struggle with yard work....we can help you! We can wash windows, clean baseboards, clean and organize basements, trim bushes, pull weeds, paint fences, etc. If you need help, we have the kids to do it. To complete a Work Request Form, click here.
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 Elise Dubravec at (815) 933-8285 ext. 135 or [email protected]
- We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers for the Home-bound. For more information, please call 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 [email protected]
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]
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 protected] For more information on RCIA and the Inquiry stage, click here.