CCW Bake Sale

CCW Bake Sale

Sunday, Nov. 24 after all morning Masses
In the Commons

Are you ready for a Thanksgiving Day Celebration?  Are you ready for a CCW Bake Sale? Let CCW supply all your wonderful desserts and more!

At the CCW Bake Sale, you’ll find an assortment of your favorites*:

  • Pies
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Breads
  • Cupcakes
  • Fruit bars
  • Muffins
  • And more…

Proceeds From The Bake Sale To Benefit our SMI Community!

No time to bake or buy?  Free-will monetary donations are greatly appreciated!!


  • “Gingerbread House” created by Gail Culotta
  • “13-Piece Glassware/Pitcher Set” donated by Karen Grygiel
  • “Crocheted cubbie Bear Youth Afghan” created by Holly Alberti
  • “Christmas Table Runner” created by Colette Majchrowski
  • “Panini Grill” and “10-Speed Blender” donated by Maggie Redman

Stop by the Commons and purchase your raffle tickets! For any questions, please call Mary Jeanne Pazin, President – 708-606-7515.

Thank You!  Thank You!

*Please help by baking your favorite items listed above or purchasing goods and donating them to the Bake Sale.

Please drop off your items (wrapped with contents identified & marked “CCW Bake Sale”) in the SMI Small Meeting Room  on Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 3:30 – 5:30 or Sunday after 7:00 AM.

Scouting for Food Collection

SMI Pack 19’s Food Drive

This weekend (November 9-10), Pack 19 will be in the Narthex collecting non-perishable items: canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice, etc.

All donations will go to the Plainfield Food Pantry.

Pack 19 is open to students grades kindergarten – fifth grade.
Interested in learning more about Pack 19? Contact Membership Coordinator Dawn Sprengel –

Support Our Military Men and Women

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.

For more information please contact Maria Prekop at

Christmas Greens Sale

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.comPlease return your orders to the School office or the SMI Commons desk by Monday November 18th!!!! Checks payable to SMI School.

Giving Tree 2019

Adopt a family or individual(s) to bless this Christmas!

Please visit our table on the weekends of Nov. 9/10, 16/17 and 23/24 in the Gym or the Commons .

Return your wrapped gift(s) on Nov. 30/Dec. 1 and Dec. 7/8

unless your tag specifies not to wrap

Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7: in the Commons 3:30pm – 6:45pm
Sunday Dec. 1: in the Commons 7:15am – 1:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 8: in the Gym 7:15am – 1:30pm

Ways you can support our ministry:

  • Purchase gifts for a family or individual(s) in need
  • Bring your monetary donation in your Giving Tree envelope to Mass and place it in the collection basket
  • Donate new gift items (unused/unopened) to fill where needed

Want to volunteer?

Check to see what shifts might still be open at or inquire at our table for other opportunities to assist.

Can’t bring your gifts to either of the designated drop-off weekends?

Then we must have your gifts preceding either of the weekends they are due. Call Robin Contreras at 815-814-8457.

Other questions?

Call Robin Contreras: 815-814-8457

Welcome Home

Reconnect with your Faith

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
Deacon Tom O’Connell

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 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!”

Penny Reynolds