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Upcoming Events

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]

ARISE - Together in Christ - Small Groups
We will begin right after Labor Day We meet every week for 6 weeks Cost is $15. Some of you have already experienced meeting and sharing in small communities. For others, this may be a new experience. Small Groups come together, not just as a meeting or study group, but rather, we gather together in small Christian communities as a sharing group, open to the Spirit of God, seeking to grow in faith and in relationship with God and one another. If you were in a small group last year, your small group leader will call you soon...If you would like to join a small group or would like more information click here.
Divorce Recovery - Sunday evenings
Those in need of rebuilding their life following an ending of any significant relationship are invited to register for this 9 week seminar to be held at Maternity BVM Parish in the Parish Center on Sundays from 3:30 - 5:30 pm September 8th through November 3rd. A book and workbook will be provided for you t no cost due to the generosity of an anonymous parishioner. All are welcome, all faiths, genders and ages. Click here for more information and to register.
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.

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 Elise Dubravec 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]