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Mass & Cake Reception for Geri Morse

Mass & Cake Reception for Geri Morse

Mass & Cake Reception for Geri Morse

June 2nd

Our Formation Director/Director of Religious Education, Geri Morse, will be retiring on June 28. In celebration of her 26 years serving the children of our parish, we will have a special blessing for Geri at 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 2, in our church.

There will be a cake reception in the gym following the 9:00 Mass. Please join us for an opportunity to offer your congratulations and gratitude to Geri.

May God Bless Geri as she begins this new chapter.

Rosary for Life

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7pm

Please join us in praying the Rosary for Life on May 22 in the church at 7 pm.

All parishioners are welcome to come and pray for the end of abortion, pray to change the hearts and minds of mothers contemplating abortion, for mothers and fathers, who have had an abortion, to seek healing and forgiveness.

Reverence for Life Ministry meeting to follow in Our Lady of Fatima Room.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for mothers and their unborn babies

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The church and narthex will be CLOSED due to renovations between June 10 – August 8, 2024.

All English Masses will be held in the gym. All church events will also be held in the gym. Adoration will be
held Mon-Thu 9:30 AM-9:00 PM in Harvester Room. No overnight or early morning adoration will be available.

To access the gym, please enter through the Commons, Door B.

Sunday Hospitality & New Parishioner Registration/Welcome Gathering

On Sunday, May 19th, we will be serving Munchkins, coffee and juice in the gym after the Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 & 11:00 Mass. Come join us for this fellowship opportunity.

If you would like to become a member of St. Mary Immaculate Parish, you are welcome to register as a new parishioner online anytime at smip.org/register.

If you have already registered online and would like a tour of the campus, or would like to register in person, please join us on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in the gym for our Welcome Gathering.

Please contact Laura Van Ham at lvanham@smip.org or 815-436-2651, x887 with any questions.

CCW Happenings

The last meeting for the 2023-2024 season was held on May 2nd.  The ladies started with Mass in Cana Hall. Mary Kay Bollacker, as part of the honor of being Woman of the Year, crowned Mary. After Mass concluded, Father Pat installed the new officers. Being installed for another term was Grace Blaszak as President and Debbie Shimek as Vice President. Susan Gutierrez as Secretary, replacing Maggie Redman and Michele Bancroft as Treasurer, replacing Paula Eggert. We thank these ladies and all the other ladies who have served on committees or just pitched in and helped.

After Mass, a beautiful spread of sandwiches, salads and desserts were enjoyed by the attendees in the Faith Sharing/Harvester Rooms. A short meeting concluded the events for the day.

We look forward to seeing people at the Block Party on June 9th where we will have bakery items for sale. Our first meeting of the 2024-2025 season will be Thursday, September 5th. We look forward to another season of fellowship, faith-building, service, education and Christian growth!

For additional information, please contact Grace Blaszak at 815-254-7078 or gblaszak@sbcglobal.net

Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry is coming!

May 21, 2024, 4:30-6:00pm or until all food is distributed, whichever comes first

The Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet Mobile Food Pantry delivers healthy food (meat, produce, and non-perishable items) to people in need. No identification or information will be required or collected. This event is open to anyone in need of food!

Mobile Pantries use a ‘drive-thru’ method to distribute food during the CoVid-19 pandemic. Please clear space in your trunk or back seat so volunteers can load boxes of food directly into your vehicle


21 de mayo, 4:30-6:00pm

La despensa móvil de Caridades Católicas de la Diócesis de Joliet ofrece alimentos saludables
(carnes, verduras y alimentos no-perecederos) a personas en necesidad. No se le pide su identifi­cación ni información personal. Estos alimentos se ofrecen a cualquier persona en nece­sidad.

La despensa móvil estará distribuyendo alimentos en estilo “drive-thru” para evitar el contacto físico por causa de la pandemia de Covid-19. Haga espacio en su cajuela u en el asiento trasero del carro para que los voluntarios puedan subir cajas de comida directamente a su vehículo.


Catholic Charities helps people of all faiths and beliefs

Descubrir el Misterio de la Biblia

Aprende a leer la Biblia con Padre James y Jeff Cavins!

Este programa te ayudará a captar el panorama general de la Biblia y así, aprender como leer y entender los 73 libros de la biblia en el contexto de la historia de salvación.

Nos reuniremos ocho veces en el ‘Stewardship Room’,

10:30am-12pm los martes,
7:15pm-8:45pm los jueves,
21/23 de Mayo hasta 16/18 de Julio
(excepto 2 y 4 de Julio). No necesitan registrarse, pero se recomienda comprar el Paquete de Estudio ($25) y The Great Adventure Catholic Bible, Spanish Edition ($65) de https://ascensionpress.com/collections/espanol

VBS Volunteers Needed

Plans are underway to get our summer VBS program set and ready.  We are in need of adult volunteers to lead our friends throughout the day in their guided activities.

We also need teen volunteers to help our leaders with crafts, games and so much more!

When:  June 10—June 14  from 9:00– 11:30 a.m.
Where: St. Mary Immaculate Campus
Who: Contact Geri Morse if you are interested in helping this summer —it will be loads of fun!! 815.436.4501 or gmorse@smip.org