Overview - 2
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.
DAYBREAK, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
A partnership between churches, community services and Catholic charities responding to the needs of homeless, Daybreak provides housing, food and supportive services to the homeless. Evenings to Serve: First Tuesday or every month. READ MORE
DEAF MINISTRY, DIVERSITY AND UNITY
This is a ministry for the Deaf Community of the parish. Interpreted Masses are held at 9:00 am three times each month. And on the third Sunday there is a signed mass at 12:30 pm followed by social gathering. Check the bulletin for monthly updates and interpreted events. READ MORE
DEVELOPMENT, PARISH ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Consists of Parishioners who work with the Pastor and the Business Manager to develop and enhance weekly giving and other sources of income for the parish. READ MORE
DIVORCE AND BEYOND, FELLOWSHIP
"Divorce & Beyond" is a ten-week divorce peer support group. This self-help group meets weekly and helps you work through the grief process and facilitate a beginning to healing and growth. In addition, we work with the Diocese of Joliet Center for Family Ministry to recommend counselors for those with troubled marriages and provide...READ MORE
EASTER BASKETS, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
This program is an opportunity for our Faith Community to help children celebrate Easter. A variety of items are collected to fill baskets for children at Groundwork, Daybreak Shelter, etc. READ MORE
EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
A faith-based non-profit ministry of St. Mary Immaculate Parish devoted to "Equipping Job Seekers for Success" through spiritual support, resume development and helping to develop networking and interviewing skills. Staffed with volunteers from all walks of life (self-employed, corporate, blue-collar, retired) all dedicated to help you...READ MORE
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
This traditional form of devotion entails spending time in prayer and adoration before Jesus in his Eucharistic Presence. READ MORE
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
Assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Training: one 2 1/2 hour training session. READ MORE
FAIR TRADE MINISTRY, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Coffee, tea and chocolate are big businesses. But for the majority of small, third-world farmers, the benefits are small. The chain of events that leads from the farm to you leaves the farmer with very little to live on. But there is an alternative: FAIR TRADE. Fair trade shares the bounty of the coffee trade with those who grow the crop...READ MORE
FILIPINO MINISTRY, DIVERSITY AND UNITY
The Filipino Ministry seeks to promote active involvement of Filipino parishioners in the life of St. Mary Immaculate Parish through sharing our spirituality, ministerial gifts and cultural heritage. We seek to promote the parish vision "One Family in Faith, Making Christ Known" through community building activities and promoting the...READ MORE
FINANCE BOARD, PARISH ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Consists of parishioners who work with the Pastor and the Business manager to monitor the parish budget and financial life. READ MORE
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION, ADULT FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
In honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we come together after the 7:30 am Mass in the church to pray the Rosary on the First Saturday of each month. READ MORE
FUNERAL LUNCHEON, FELLOWSHIP
The Funeral Luncheon Ministry of St. Mary Immaculate Parish ministers to parish families who have experiences a death. A funeral luncheon is offered to each family who contacts the Parish for funeral arrangements. Our luncheons include two main dishes of chicken and beef at a minimal cost to the family. Each family's luncheon is then...READ MORE