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

2019 Calendar of Adult Formation Opportunities

Formed — Subscription Renewed

Looking for Catholic content but don’t know where to turn? Well, you’re in luck! St. Mary Immaculate Parish has renewed their Formed subscription due to the positive feedback and usage…

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…

St. Mary’s Welcomes New 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…

RCIA Begins

Do you know someone interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about our faith?   The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the sacramental process in which individuals enter into an…

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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