Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Maternity BVM Parish will be hosting our very first Trunk or Treat. Join us between 3:00pm-5:00pm for some treats, games, prizes, snacks and a haunted house for the little one's. We are in need of parishioners to host parking spots to decorate their trunk and pass out candy. We are also looking for our junior high and high school youth to volunteer at this event creating the haunted house and running the games. If interested sign up here.
Undy Sunday - October 19th & 20th
Maternity is once again hosting Undy Sunday for Catholic Charities. We will be collecting new underwear, undershirts, socks and diapers for children and adults.
Game Night - Monday, October 14th
It's always on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm . Come play board games and cards with us. Please bring drinks and/or snacks to share. Ages 21 plus. (adult beverages welcome) We have an assortment of games, so join us! Questions, contact Stephanie Lupo at [email protected] or 815-592-9884.
Undead Acres Trip - Friday, November 1st
All youth in grades 6th - high school are invited to join us for some zombie paint-balling. Click here for more information.
Religious Education classes Start
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]
Altar of Remembrance
You are invited to bring a framed picture of your deceased loved one(s) to place on our altar of remembrance of our beloved dead during the month of November. You can bring your framed photos to St. Viator Hall. Please have your name and phone number on the back of the photo. You may pick up your pictures after Masses on November 24th.
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.
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-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]