Support Our Military Men and Women with an Hour of Silent Prayer.
On the third Friday of each month, all are invited to devote an hour with us to pray for those who wear our uniforms. Come on Friday, November 15th to pray in the St. Mary Immaculate Adoration Chapel at 6:00 p.m.
Your presence and prayers can help to provide spiritual support to our military families who have loved ones currently deployed. You can also remember those who are giving and have given so much of themselves through their unselfish service to our country.
Can you believe it’s that time of year again?? It may seem early, but it is time to think about Christmas. St. Mary Immaculate School is offering a variety of North Country Christmas greens for sale. These are fresh wreaths decorated with frosted pine cones and all weather button bows. They are available in a variety of sizes for use indoors or outdoors.
All orders must be received by Monday, November 18th. Wreaths will be available for pick-up at SMI on the north side of the parking lot on Saturday December 7th from 10:00am until 12:00 noon. Proceeds will be used towards the needs of SMI School. If you have any questions, please email Kelli Mores – Kellioneilfh@yahoo.com. Please return your orders to the School office or the SMI Commons desk by Monday November 18th!!!! Checks payable to SMI School.
Welcome Home is a program to help Catholics reconnect with their faith and renew their relationship with Christ. There is no obligation or cost. Join us and you will find a:
Supportive, non-judgmental group where you can freely explore your concerns and questions
Small community with others thinking about returning, recently returned Catholics, and clergy
Safe haven in which private issues are identified and dealt with privately, with compassion
Warm environment where you will be welcomed
from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the North Wing Room A at St. Mary Immaculate Parish.
November 18 The Church Today: Changes Since Vatican II
November 25 The Mass
December 2 Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
December 9 The Creed: What Catholics Believe
Program is open to all. Pre-registration is requested but not required. For more information, please call the group’s facilitator, Deacon Tom O’Connell, at 815-230-2241 or visit www.smip.org. Over the years 120 plus have returned to their faith.
“Deacon Tom, provided a welcoming and comfortable forum regardless if you have been away from the Church for 24 months or 24 years. The weekly gatherings gave you a sense of sitting amongst family and friends. In turn, this created a camaraderie amongst those of us returning or thinking of returning to the Church.
You will have powerful overviews and personal insights from the Priests of St. Mary’s, which resonates to the foundation of Catholicism and the importance of the Sacraments. The exploration of God’s will is encouraged, but never forced. Personally, the program gave a sense of realism to my spirituality and the desire to uphold the blessings shared with us. I can’t thank St. Mary’s and Deacon Tom enough for the opportunity to feel welcomed back into the Church. God bless!”