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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.
GARDENING ANGELS, PARISH ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Beautify the exterior of our parish premises by planting flowers, weeding, mulching and watering. Volunteers work together or independently to accomplish a variety of "garden" related tasks. READ MORE
GIRL SCOUTS, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
The St. Mary Immaculate Girl Scouts are dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values...READ MORE
GIVING TREE, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Each year at Christmas, the Giving Tree offers each member of our Faith Community the chance to remember someone less fortunate with a small gift or by adopting an entire family. We provide gifts to various organizations including: Daybreak, Guardian Angel Home, Rosewood and Lakewood Nursing Homes, Interfaith Food Pantry of...READ MORE
GREETERS, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
This ministry is one of welcoming. A friendly handshake, warm smile and sincere welcome are the requirements of this ministry. Greeting our parish family and guests is an essential part of being comfortable and community. READ MORE
HEALING SERVICE, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
Several times a year either a Healing Mass or a Benediction and Healing Service is scheduled. Check the bulletin or the parish website for dates and times. READ MORE
"HEARTS ON FIRE" PRAYER GROUP, ADULT FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Join us every Tuesday at 7:00 pm at St. Mary Immaculate North Wing. We pray, praise and worship! Bring your Bibles, we share scripture too. God Loves You and So Do We! READ MORE
HEIFER INTERNATIONAL, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Heifer International is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger and caring for the earth by providing livestock, trees, training and other resources to help struggling families around the globe. Animals from Heifer provide milk, eggs, wool, draft power and other benefits, so the impoverished improve their...READ MORE
H.S. YOUTH MINISTRY, YOUTH FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
All High School teens are invited to join other SMI teens for food, faith and fun at LifeTeen on Sunday nights from 7:10 pm to 9:00 pm upstairs in the Stewardship/Unity Room. Join our Facebook Group, SMI LifeTeen to keep up with all the news and upcoming events. Grab a friend and come see what SMI Parish teens are up to. You'll enjoy...READ MORE
HISPANIC MINISTRY, DIVERSITY AND UNITY
The Hispanic Ministry serves primarily the Spanish speaking community as a focal point to coordinate all the ministries for the Spanish masses with the goal to empower the Latino community spiritually, educationally and socially. We ensure that all Spanish ministries follow parish rules and regulations, that Hispanic ministers...READ MORE
HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, ST. MARY IMMACULATE SCHOOL
This group fosters fellowship among its members as well as among the parents in the St. Mary Immaculate Parish School family. In addition, the HSA works with the principal and staff to promote a variety of special activities throughout the year. READ MORE
St. Mary's offers hospitality after most of the Sunday Masses. This is a chance to meet and greet one another, over a cup of coffee or juice and some sweet treats. READ MORE
INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Purpose is to offer supplemental food and household supplies to families experiencing hardship. Give-aways are every three weeks and food is collected after each Mass weekly. READ MORE
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, CATHOLIC-CHARTERED ORGANIZATIONS
The Knights are a fraternal organization of men who perform charitable, educational and patriotic works for the benefit of their fellow men and the nation. Meeting: second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more information visit http://kofc5573.org READ MORE