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An Evening with Kevin Matthews and Broken Mary

The SMI CCW ministry is hosting an Evening with Kevin Matthews and Broken Mary at St. Mary Immaculate Parish on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Joliet-North Will-Kendall Deanery of JDCCW.

In 2008, Kevin Matthews, a well-known radio personality in Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Years later, he found a broken statue of Mary next to a dumpster. This encounter started him on a path of faith, prayer and self-reflection. His book “Broken Mary” tells the story of his life before and after his discovery. Kevin will share his journey with us.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased through May 10 or until sold out at smip.org/brokenmary. You may also call Grace Blaszak, the JNWKCCW President for tickets at 815-254-7078. There are 200 seats available.

If you prefer to pay with cash or a check payable to SMI, be sure to choose the “Cash or Check” option when registering. Please place payment in an envelope marked with your name and “Broken Mary” and put it into the collection box during Mass or the deposit box outside of the Commons Doors anytime through May 10.

The event will take place in the church, so please enter through the main church doors. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m

St. Joseph Holy Hour

As we celebrate the “Year of St. Joseph” as proclaimed by the Holy Father, we will host an evening of Prayer and Adoration in honor of St. Joseph the Worker.

Please join us in the Church on Friday, April 30,  from 7-8pm for this spiritual event.  Tickets will be available at smip.org/masstickets.  You must hold a ticket to attend.

St. Joseph is known by many titles including the Spouse of the Mother of God, the Foster-Father of the Son of God, the Head of the Holy Family, Hope of the Sick, Patron of the Dying, Protector of the Holy Church and the patron Saint of Workers just to name a few.

We hope you can join us for this evening of devotion to St. Joseph the Worker and for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

St. Joseph the Worker Employment Ministry

First Meeting – April 20TH

With the changes in our economy over the past year, many people are struggling with job loss.  In order to help those in search of new employment, we are resuming our Employment Ministry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish.  The first session of the 3-part meeting series will be held via zoom on Tuesday, April 20 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Scheduled Session Topics Include:

  • April 20 – Resumes
  • May 4 – Effective Networking
  • May 18 – Interviewing 

All sessions will be led by Todd Barber, a professional Talent Acquisition Manager. 

If you would like to participate, please contact Todd Barber at employmentministry@smip.org  to receive the zoom meeting link.  Please indicate the sessions in which you would like to participate.

Future session dates and topics will be scheduled based on the assessed need, following the first three meetings. 

Nourish

Do you care for a loved one? An ill spouse, an aging parent, or a child with disabilities?

We invite you to connect with other caregivers. Nourish for Caregivers supports the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all who offer care for others during this time of uncertainty and anxiety.

Monthly meetings will be held via Zoom at 7:00pm on the third Thursday of the month.

Dates
Feb. 18
Mar. 18
Apr. 15
May 20
Jun. 17

For more information and to obtain the Zoom link, please contact:

Deacon Mike Perkins
mperkins@smip.org
815-436-2651 x480

-OR-

Pat Mander, R.N., Pastoral Minister
pmander@smip.org
815-436-2651 x893

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

Mass Schedule – Get Mass Tickets Here

Saturday

2:30pm

Confessions (until all have been heard).  Come at 2:30 and do not wait until later, or we may miss you!  Confessions take place in the Commons.

4:00pm

Vigil Mass in the parking lot.  No reservation equired, no limit on attendance.  Livestream available or listen on 91.3 FM in the parking lot.  Communion will be brought to you in the car, weather permitting.

Sunday

7:30am

English Mass in church. Attendance limited to 200 people.  CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION

9:15am

English Mass in church. Attendance limited to 200 people. CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION
Livestream available.

11:00am

Spanish Mass in church. Attendance limited to 200 people. CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION
Livestream available.

12:45pm

Polish Mass in church. Attendance limited to 200 people.  CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION

Limited Campus Hours

We welcome visitors into the parish building during the week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., by appointment only.  In keeping with the state’s and diocese’s current guidelines, we ask that any questions or requests that can be handled by phone or email, continue to be handled in that manner.  Items such as registration forms or donations can be left in our drop box in front of the Commons doors. 

If you feel that an in-person visit is necessary, visitors are asked to please make an appointment by phone or email with the person they would like to see, to determine a date and time to come to the parish.  When arriving for an appointment, all visitors are asked to enter through the Commons doors.

All visitors must wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth and maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.  There are markers on the floor identifying a six feet distance.

Visitors should check in with the Commons Receptionist first.  She will let the staff member or priest know that their guest has arrived.  At that point, the visitor will be asked to proceed to the appropriate location.  If someone needs to wait, they will be asked to take a seat or possibly stand in the Commons, maintaining a six feet distance from others.

If you made an appointment, but have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms associated with the Covid-19 virus, please stay home.  Please feel free to call the office and reschedule your appointment for when you are well.  If the meeting cannot wait, you may consider conducting your business via telephone instead of an in-person appointment.  The office staff would be happy to assist you.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we do our best to keep everyone safe.