Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Back to School Blessing - August 24th & 25th
We will once again have a back to school blessing for all students returning to school this fall. Whether you're a preschooler, or a college student, or somewhere in-between....we have a special blessing for you.
Confirmation meeting - August 25th 7:00-8:00 p.m.
All confirmation students must attend this meeting in the parish center and bring at least one parent. You must also drop off your binder at this meeting, and bring your 4 Saints mini research, in addition to your baptismal certificate (if not baptized here at MBVM) and $30. Click here form more information on Confirmation or contact Maria Pallissard at (815) 933-8285 ext. 226 or at [email protected]
Religious Education classes Start Soon!
Religious Ed classes start on Wednesday, September 4th and Sunday September 8. If you have not registered yet, you can register online here. Questions, contact Maria at (815) 933-8285 ext. 226 or at [email protected]
Please Welcome our new Youth Minister - Open House Sunday September 8th
Join us for an Open House to meet our new Youth Minister Ms. Cassandra McCullough. Cassandra and her daughter Alexis are members of the parish and have been involved in several ministries here at MBVM. This Open House will be held from Noon - 3:00 p.m. on September 8th in the Youth Ministry Office in the Basement of the Rectory. Please join us in meeting Cassandra and finding out more about some exciting upcoming events!
Church Tour - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Join your fellow parishioners on a tour of four historic Chicago churches: Resurrection, St. Vaitor, St. Pascal and St. Wenceslus. The tour includes a stop at te Harlem-Irving Plaza for lunch on your own. Tour price is $43 for adults and $26 for youth. For a registration form and more information click here.
Choir is starting up soon - Please join us!
There is a place for everyone! To find out more about all our choirs in the Music Ministry click here.
Lector and Eucharistic Minister Training for High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Any sophomore, junior or senior interested in becoming a Lector or Eucharistic Minister are invited to attend a training session. Lector training will be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 7:0 - 8:30 p.m. and Eucharistic Minister training will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Both these training sessions will take place in the church.
Confirmation Enrollment - Sunday, September 22nd 11:00 Mass
All Confirmation Students must attend this Mass.
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. Regular sessions will begin the following Monday, September 16th. 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.
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 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.
- 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.
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]