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