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Do You Need Groceries?

Do You Need Groceries?

If you don’t have enough to eat, Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry can help.

Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry distributes nutritious food in high-need areas.

Food is free to low-income neighbors in need; no ID, proof of address or income is needed.

Bags or boxes will be provided to hold your food, and you are asked to please remain in your vehicle. We will load it for you.

Food is distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last.

For additional food resources, visit www.SolveHungerToday.org/GetHelp

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Time: 5 – 6pm

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish parking lot

Arrive early to ensure your spot in line!

Knights of Columbus Super Tamale Fest

Come join us for our 13th annual Super Tamale Fest! We will be taking orders for our authentic Mexican Tamales through February 1 for pick up on Sunday February 7th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the northwest corner of the St. Mary Immaculate Parish Parking Lot

You choose pork tamales with red (mild) or green sauce or chicken tamales with red (mild) or green sauce. The cost is $16 for one dozen or $8 for half a dozen. Cash, credit, or check payable to Knights of Columbus #5573 will be accepted at pick up on February 7.

Place your order any time by calling Jerry Burns at 815-254-9878 or Dan Casing at 815-744-8713. Your order will be ready and waiting for you! 

Advanced orders are recommended. There will be a limited number of tamales available for purchase on the pick-up date.  

Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council #5573 Charity Breakfast

Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast on Sunday, January 31 from 8:00 a.m. until noon, in the northwest corner of the parish parking lot.  The Knights of Columbus are partnering with Blueberry Hill to serve a “breakfast on the go” that includes fluffy pancakes, sausage and eggs.

The cost is just $6.00 per personCash, credit, or check payable to Knights of Columbus #5573 will be accepted at pick up on January 31.

If you would like to pre-order your breakfast, please contact Dan Casing at 815-744-8713.

All funds raised at this event are used to support various charities throughout the SMI community and the Diocese of Joliet.

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Monday, February 15, 2021

3pm-7:30pm

In the Gym.

Call Rich at 815-254-7078 to set up an appointment or sign up online at versiti.org/il

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Photo ID and mask are required. Antibody testing will be performed on all donations.

Stay protected and active! When you donate at this drive, you’ll receive a Versiti gaiter as a thank you; while supplies last.

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

Baby Bottles for Life

January 16th through 31st

2020 taught us there is always hope for a brighter tomorrow.  Together, we weathered many storms and stayed strong.  In 2021, we have many things to celebrate – especially that after every storm comes the sun!

This month we will be participating in our annual Waterleaf Baby Bottles for Life Campaign to benefit, support and educate pregnant women facing crisis or unintended pregnancies.  The funds collected through the Bottles for Life Campaign will help support the programs and services of the Waterleaf Medical Clinic and Education and Resource Center located in Aurora.  Our campaign will run from January 16 through January 31, 2021.

Waterleaf provides practical help: pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment as well as continuing education and support for women in our community who would otherwise be at risk for choosing abortion.  Last year with the support of churches like St. Mary Immaculate, Waterleaf served 1,024 clients, performed 719 pregnancy tests, 1,113 ultrasounds and welcomed 155 babies.

We ask that you please make your heartfelt financial donation ONLINE, anytime between January 16 and 31.  Our campaign website can be accessed through the following link: https://dsnp.co/1Eh8TH

Please scroll down on the website page to complete the Donation Information section. A “full bottle” holds $30, but you are welcome to make a donation in ANY amount.

Be sure to choose “St. Mary Immaculate – Plainfield” in the “Your Church Campaign” field.

Once you’ve completed the requested information, click on the “Submit Your Donation” button.

If you prefer to make a donation with cash or check (payable to SMI), please place your clearly marked and sealed envelope in the collection box before or after Mass or in the drop box outside of the Commons doors.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

For more information about Waterleaf, call at 630-701-6270 or visit them on the web at www.onechoiceonelife.org.

St. Mary Immaculate Parish School Galabration Fundraiser

This year, our school is reimagining our annual Galabration fundraiser. Instead of a day of auctions and dinner, we’ll be creating an entire MONTH of giveaways!

Here’s how it works: every person who buys a $25 raffle calendar will be entered into the drawing. Your name is entered once for each calendar you buy! Each day in March, one name will be drawn to win the item for that day. At the end of that day’s drawing, even if you win, your name will be added back to the next day’s drawing! So you have the opportunity to win multiple days!

The list of items to be won, as well as the drawings themselves will be held on the school’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Galabration

Email galabration@smip.org for your calendar today!

Lighting Prayer Intention Candles

Our prayer intention candles have been dim for a few months, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We know that many of you utilized these candles to pray for the special needs of family and friends.  We are happy to announce that we can again offer this opportunity to you.  For your donation of $3.00, we will physically light one of the candles near the Adoration chapel for your intention. 

We are creating a list of prayer candle intentions for our online bulletin.  With your permission, your intention could also be added to this list to allow others to join in your prayer.

To request a prayer intention and make your donation, please go to:
www.smip.org/candles