Adult Formation

Adult Formation Coordinator: Emily Burt  815-436-2651 ext. 889 or

“Welcome to our Adult Formation website!  I hope you will join our diverse and dynamic community as we walk together and enrich our faith lives.  Your suggestions for upcoming events are always welcome, and my door is always open!  May the peace of Christ be with you always and the Spirit ever guide our lives”   - Emily

Calendar 2017 of Adult Formation Opportunities




33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat to Marian Consecration:

Join us on April 10 as we begin a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration. For six weeks, we’ll individually read about and reflect on four great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and St. John Paul II. They’ll teach us the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. On May 13, the 100th Anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, participants will be invited to make their personal consecration to Mary after the 7:30 am Mass.

In our weekly meetings, Mondays from 7-8 pm we’ll share our insights within our small group and then watch a 30-minute video. The video by popular author and speaker, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, brings our individual reflections and group experience into a clear and live-able focus. If you’re looking for a simple way to be spiritually renewed, develop a deeper relationship with Our Merciful Savior, and grow in holiness, join us for 33 Days to Morning Glory Small-group Retreat.

Registration weekends will be April 1st/2nd and April 8th/9th after Masses.




Our Lady of Fatima 100th Year Anniversary
Saturday, May 13th


Join us to observe the 100th year anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima.


Schedule of Events

(All Events Take Place in the Church)

7:30 am: Morning Mass

8:15 am: Rosary

8:45 am: Crowning of Our Lady of Fatima

9:00 am: Marian Consecration of 33 Days to 
                           Morning Glory Participants










El Curso para Matrimonios

El Curso para Matrimonios es una serie de siete sesiones, diseñado para ayudar a las parejas a fortalecer su relación. Empezando con una cena deliciosa, van a trabajar con sólo sus cónyuges en varios ejercicios de comunicación. Llama 815-436-2651 ext. 800 para registrar.  Comenzar jueves, 27 de abril a las 6:30 hasta 9:00 PM.  El cuidado de los ninos está ofrecido y el programa cuesta $60 en total.





Practicing Your Path

July 12, 2nd Practicing Your Path Workshop: Practicing Hospitality

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2

Take a fresh look at the grace-filled and respectful practice of hospitality as you ask yourself: How am I being called to be more welcoming to God, to myself and to others?

Join Laura Lies, Spiritual Director, for this second workshop in our summer series of fostering an intentional life. Register at



FIAT - Young Adult Group

Open to everyone ages 18-35, FIAT is SMI’s young adult group.

Service, social, and worship experiences will happen throughout the fall so join us when you can!  For more information visit  and find us on FacebookInstagram, and Snapchat!




St. Mary’s Welcomes New Spiritual Director

Laura Ann Lies
M.S. Certified Spiritual Director
Laura Lies is a native Chicagoan, SMI parishioner, and is certified in Spiritual Direction through the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation. Spiritual direction is a contemplative practice that assists individuals in one-hour, monthly meetings, in developing and cultivating a personal relationship with God that leads to transformation. Laura has particular background in: Discernment and Decision Making; Making Sense of Suffering; Navigating major life transitions; Interfaith and ecumenical relationships; and Returning to God after a long hiatus. Laura can be reached at ext. 896





At Home and Online Faith Formation Resources

Please consider taking advantage of the diocesan partnership with the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation sponsored by the University of Dayton.  Take any 8 week online course in faith formation (graded or not graded) at an extremely discounted rate.  The Diocese of Joliet subsidizes this opportunity so that as many of our parishioners as possible can take courses at their own convenience. Topics include biblical studies, Church history, sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, Marianist studies, Evangelii Gaudium, Islam, ministry, and so many others!  Follow this link to learn more: 


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