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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 download and print a PDF version of the Ministries brochure, please click here

To view and download a Work Order, click here. Must be received 30 days before event.

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.

           
                
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QUINCEAÑERA MINISTRY, DIVERSITY AND UNITY
The mission of the Quinceañera Committee is to conduct a formation program for the youth of our parish between the ages of fourteen and fifteen. We encourage the participants to complete their sacramental initiation, introduce them to the parish youth program and invite them to become active members of this Family of Faith at SMI. READ MORE




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REVERENCE FOR LIFE, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The focus of this ministry is to address social justice issues with a core focus on abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment. This ministry will promote the “Gospel of Life” through prayerful ministry on the individual, family, community, state, and national levels.  We pray at the abortion clinic in Aurora on the 2nd Saturday of the month and we...READ MORE
 

 

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SCHOOL BOARD, ST. MARY IMMACULATE SCHOOL
This board is made up of parents who serve terms of 3 years and who serve as an Advisory Council to the Pastor of St. Mary Immaculate and the Principal of St. Mary Immaculate School. READ MORE


SHEPHERD'S TABLE, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
"Shepherd's Table" is an outreach of the greater Joliet community to "those who hunger: in our area. It offers lunch each day to to anyone who needs a meal. St. Mary's is responsible to cook and provide staff for one meal per month. Day to Serve: 2nd Thursday of each month 8:30 am-12:30 pm. READ MORE 


SPANISH BAPTISMS, DIVERSITY AND UNITY
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SPECIAL NEEDS, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
This Ministry serves a diverse population of families who have children with special needs. READ MORE


SPECIAL NEEDS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, YOUTH FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
A Special Education Class directed by a certified Special Education teacher and assisted by trained volunteers is provided for children in grades 1-6 who are unable to participate in regular religious education classes. Registration forms for Religious Education are available to you at the Religious Education Office located in the Commons area. Ask...READ MORE


SPIRIT AND TRUTH, ADULT FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Spirit & Truth is a vibrant, welcoming, loving community of Catholic young adults! Stop by any Friday evening at St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield for an evening that will refresh your soul. The group is centered around our desire to grow in our relationship with Christ through worship of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the study of...READ MORE


SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, ADULT FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Spiritual direction is something to experience, offering a holy pause; a time to reflect on how God is present in your daily life. This process can increase the capacity for gratitude helping to develop more mindfulness about your intentions and how God is reflected in those intentions. Spiritual direction invites you to realize more fully the...READ MORE


ST. MARY'S SENIORS, FELLOWSHIP
We meet monthly for 11:00 am Mass/Communion Service and potluck luncheon. We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Mary's. Watch the Bulletin for information about guest speakers and programs. READ MORE
 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We are committed to respecting the dignity of those we...READ MORE

 


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TEEN MISSION MINISTRY, YOUTH FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
The Teen Mission ministry works with teenagers in our parish encouraging them in putting their faith into action. Currently we are working with a Catholic based organization, Young Neighbors in Action. The teen mission is planning on participating in a week long mission with Young Neighbors in Action, July 7-13, 2013 in St. Louis. The Teen...READ MORE


TEMPLE TENDERS, PARISH ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
A ministry of volunteers that gather Monday mornings after the 7:30 am Mass to clean and dust our Church. We take pride in making St. Mary Immaculate a welcoming, inviting place to worship. Just show up and plan to spend an hour or two in the church. READ MORE


TOTUS TUUS, YOUTH FORMATION AND PASTORAL CARE
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USHERS, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
Help with keeping good order during worship. Assist in taking up the collection, reserving seats when needed and handing out bulletins at the end of Mass. READ MORE
 

 

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, YOUTH FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Our Vacation Bible School is a week-long program presented each summer for children in our community. Led by youth and adult volunteers, the children have an opportunity to learn about God’s love in a fun and exciting way. Activities include bible stories, songs, crafts, games and snacks. READ MORE
 

 

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WEDDING COORDINATOR, LITURGY AND WORSHIP
Wedding Coordinators serve a dual role. They assist the priest or deacon in helping the couples prepare for and celebrate their wedding ceremony. They also represent our parish community in welcoming and hosting the couple, their family and friends during a significant time in their lives. READ MORE


WELCOMING AND REGISTRATION, FELLOWSHIP
Introduces new parishioners to St. Mary Immaculate Parish. Our goal is to help new parishioners feel welcomed, guide them into a ministry that suites their talents and interests, and register them as official members of our faith community. READ MORE


W.O.W.S. (WIDOWS OR WIDOWERS SINGLE), FELLOWSHIP
W.O.W.S. (Widows/Widowers/Singles) is a social group. We have fellowship and attend: luncheons, dinners, movies, and local plays. Wherever we go, we carpool! We meet the 4th Saturday of the month in the Faith Sharing room. In November, we meet the 3rd Saturday. We do not meet in December. READ MORE


 

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