Summer Bible Study

Summer Bible Study

Summer 2023 VBS

Saints in Training

Come workout with us this summer as we build the muscles, gain the strength and exercise our hearts to become the Saints we are meant to be.

For who:


Future Saints going into Grades K-5 in the fall of 2023
June 26 – 29th
At St. Mary Immaculate Parish
Morning Session 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon session 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Choose one)
$30 per family

Our week will end on Friday June 30th with Closing Mass at 9:00 a.m. Followed by a Family Breakfast and Carnival with the Saints.

Registrations will begin on June 5th. Forms will be available in the RE Office, online or in the Commons.

Spaces are limited so mark the date and register early!

SMI 2nd Annual Block Party

St. Mary Immaculate Parish Neighborhood Block Party

Sunday, Jun. 4, 2022, 12-5pm

Right after Masses in the afternoon will be our second annual block party!

We’ll have music, dancers, lots of food from various ministries (as well as ice cream from Hazel Maries!) and games, the return of our silent auction opening for bids on May 27th! You can see the items up for bids already on the auction site: smiblockparty2023.ggo.bid

There will be plenty of good food to eat like foods prepared by our own Polish, Filipino, and Hispanic communities, along with burgers, brats, ice cream from Hazel Marie’s and more!

Be entertained by a demonstration from TM Martial Arts, New Era Dance, our own music ministry, including the children’s choir, face painting, and several more entertaining acts. The police and fire departments also will once again have trucks you can climb into and see.

Biblical Institute in the Diocese of Joliet

“One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:3


If you want…

  • more than a parish Bible study…
  • to learn the Bible in a structured way with an experienced teacher…
  • to understand the Catholic approach to Scripture…
  • to deepen your faith in company with other Catholics…

Join the Biblical Institute in the Diocese of Joliet!

Preview Event – St. Mary Immaculate
In person events: Tuesday, June 13 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Or View Pre-recorded Preview: go to www.mayslakeministries.org

Father’s Day Cards

Honor your father or a father figure in your life by purchasing a Father’s Day Remembrance Card. These can be purchased for fathers who are living or deceased. For each card ordered, your father will be included in prayer for 12 Masses throughout the year (one each month).
Cards can be delivered directly to the father through an e-card, sent in printable form to the purchaser, or picked up from the Commons Desk. Cards picked up at the parish will be printed on cardstock.  
Order online at www.smip.org/fathersday through June 14th or purchase at the Commons Desk through June 18th.

Remembrance Cards are $10 each. All proceeds will benefit the parish cemetery.

Celebration of Confirmation

On Sunday, May 21, 2023 the Diocese celebrated the Confirmation of 210 Adults at the Cathedral. St. Mary Immaculate had 10 candidates confirmed by Bishop Hicks. They are:

Rocio Valsquez, Javier Rodriguez, Jazmin Rodgriguez, Anthony Mastores, David Mireles, Elena, Mireles, Michael Needham, Rene Perez, Frank Gallaga, Omar Orozco. Please pray for them as they grow into the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus 5573

Monday, June 12, 3pm-7:30pm

Please make your appointment online: bit.ly/Stmarysimmaculate06-12 or call Rich Blaszak at 815-254-7078.

Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcome!

Donate blood and be entered for a chance to win a motorcycle! *

*NO PURCH. NEC. MI, OH, IL, IN, and WI residents only; 18+. Ends 6/30/23. One drawing; two (2) winners. Enter by blood donation or online. See Official Rules and online entry form at versiti.org/ride. Sponsor: Versiti, Inc., 638 N. 18th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233.


Helpful tip: Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.


Call 1-800-7TO-GIVE for questions or appointments.

JOB OPENING AT SMI: Part-Time Youth Formation Coordinator

We are seeking a part-time Youth Formation Coordinator at St. Mary Immaculate Parish. This person would be responsible for collaborating with Faith Formation Minsters to create and provide opportunities to our junior high and high school youths for encountering Jesus Christ through catechesis, evangelization, service and worship. This position is designed to allow for some creativity from the candidate to determine how best to accomplish this goal.

The Youth Formation Coordinator would also provide support to the Confirmation program by developing and presenting monthly Parent and Teen nights of reflection and acting as support staff during weekly Confirmation sessions.

We’re looking for someone who is a committed and practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church, enjoys working with all ages of youth Grades 7-12, and demonstrates excellent communication skills.  The ability to minister in Spanish is a plus. A college degree and/or prior experience in RE or Youth Ministry is preferred. Availability to work nights and weekends is a must.

For a full job description, see below. Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Van Ham at lvanham@smip.org.