St. Mary Immaculate Parish is home to many active ministries that cater to all aspects of Catholic life. Each ministry is as interested in serving you as they are in having you serve with them! We hope before long you will come to learn a bit about each of them. It is our prayer that we may continue to serve one another and the needs of all God's people just as Christ taught us!
We invite you to look over the list of ministries below or the categories on the sidebar to see which ones you might interest you.
To view and download a Event Proposal for a potential event, click here.
For questions about our ministry programs or interest, please contact the ministry or the Ministry Coordinator, Laura Van Ham at (815) 436-2651 ext. 887.
ALTAR LINENS, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
This ministry launders and cares for the linens used during mass. Volunteers pick up, launder, press and return the items to church. READ MORE
ALTAR SERVERS, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
Open to all boys and girls from the fifth grade through high school. Servers assist the Priests and Deacons during parish liturgical services. READ MORE
ART AND ENVIRONMENT, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
Volunteer group who helps to enhance the worship space of the parish through decorating with flowers, symbols and banners. Members share their gifts or sewing, decorating and designing. READ MORE
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, ST. MARY IMMACULATE SCHOOL
This group provides a variety of athletic activities geared for students in grades 5-8. The themes of these activities are to teach our Catholic children to compete fairly to enjoy the camaraderie of the team format and to place an emphasis on the healthy aspects of competition. READ MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
In cooperation with Catholic Charities, a variety of school items are collected by our Community. These items are brought to a central location in Joliet. to be given to children who need these supplies. READ MORE
BAND BOOSTER CLUB, ST. MARY IMMACULATE SCHOOL
This club is made up of parents who support the School band activities. They provide concert uniforms and admission to extracurricular band competitions. READ MORE
BAPTISM CLASSES AND INFORMATION, ADULT FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Baptism Preperation is a program where the parents of children to be baptized come together to understand the sacrament and the Baptism Rite. Parents seeking Baptism for their infants and young toddlers are required to attend a session at St. Mary Immaculate. As parents are considered the "first teachers" of their children; they will...READ MORE
BAPTISM COORDINATORS, ADULT FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Baptism Coordinators are volunteers needed to coordinate the baptism sacramental ceremony. Adult parishioners can enrich their faith life by answering a call to ministry. Training for Baptism Coordinators will be provided at St. Mary Immaculate. READ MORE
BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Bereavement ministry is comprised of committees; each having a responsibility of providing comfort to families at a time of loss of a loved one. The committee will help to guide in all aspects of the planning for a funeral mass, and will continue through follow up after the funeral. The group will provide assistance in all the stages of...READ MORE
BOY SCOUTS, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Open to all boys ages 11 1/2 to 18. READ MORE
BROTHERS IN CHRIST, ADULT FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
The ministry of Brothers in Christ is a group of men working together in their journey to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We meet each Saturday morning for reflecting on scripture as found in The Word Among Us publication and sharing our personal reflections of our faith journey. We have many backgrounds and many gifts, but we...READ MORE
CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, EVANGELIZATION AND COMMUNICATION
Catholics Returning Home, a special program designed for non-practicing Catholics. If you are a Catholic who has been away from our Church, we invite you to rejoin us as an active member of "One Family in Faith." Over six weeks, in a small group format, you will get answers to your specific questions with the help of former...READ MORE
COMMUNICATION, EVANGELIZATION AND COMMUNICATION
We are a team of professionals in marketing, project management, graphic design, copy writing, public relations, advertising and consumer research. At your direction, we will design and produce a publicity program for your ministry, your events and your programs.
CONFIRMATION, YOUTH FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
The Confirmation program consists of two years of preparation, generally in 7th and 8th grades. The Candidates receive the sacrament in the fall after completing this preparation. Retreats, service opportunities, and catechetical development are provided by the Confirmation staff with the help of adult Mentors. Public School...READ MORE
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN (CCW), FELLOWSHIP
Purpose is to apply Catholic ideals to daily living by promoting organized and social activity for the parish, especially the women of the parish. All women of our parish are invited to join us monthly. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. READ MORE
CRIME AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The goals of this ministry are:
- To provide parishioners with information regarding the criminal justice system
- To promote respect for life, forgiveness and mercy...READ MORE
CUB SCOUTS, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
The St. Mary Immaculate Cub Scouts is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting which include character development, spiritual growth, sportsmanship and fitness, respectful...READ MORE