2023 Fishers of Men Lenten Program

2023 Fishers of Men Lenten Program

9 Rules to Live Joy Every Day! – Fishers of Men Lent Program

Calling men of all ages!  Join the SMI Fishers of Men ministry for a 2023 Lent program.  Program details:

  • 7:00AM – 8:30AM on Saturdays 2/25/2023 – 4/1/2023
  • Stewardship Room (upstairs in the south wing toward Cana Hall)
  • Opening remarks | Brief video | Small group discussion | Prayer & fellowship

Do you have faith, but want “something more” out of life and out of church?   Do you lack work/life balance?  Are you getting tired?  Do you want more JOY, more HAPPINESS and don’t know how to get it?

Living Joy by renowned Catholic author and speaker Chris Stefanick is a fun and high-energy series focused on 9 simple rules to bring more JOY into your life.  Brief videos followed by small group discussion will prove each rule practical with easy challenges to apply them to your upcoming week and last. 

Join other men from St. Mary’s for this six-week series during Lent to learn how to experience the JOY God created you for. 

SMI Fishers of Men is a group of men seeking to be better husbands, fathers, sons, leaders and followers of Christ through study of scripture, service, fellowship and spreading God’s word.


Mike McCauley | 708-275-4895 | mccauley1100@gmail.com

Tom Ketelhut | 815-878-9717 | tomketelhut@gmail.com

Marriage Preparation Workshop

March 2nd & 9th, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Join other engaged couples for two evenings of reflection and conversation around your call to the vocation of Marriage. This is a crucial part of your preparation for Marriage and you will leave the evenings feeling energized with a deeper understanding of the Sacrament.

Couples must attend both sessions. Materials will be provided.

Sign up at www.osvhub.com/smip/forms/2023-marriange-preparation-workshop

Becoming Catholic

Are you or do you know someone interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about our faith?

  • Have you been attending Mass with your spouse, a friend, or family member and would like to learn more about joining the faith and sharing in the full sacramental life of the Church?
  • Are you interested in becoming a Catholic?
  • Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?
  • Are you unbaptized but recognize a need for spirituality in your life?
  • Are you baptized Catholic or baptized into another religion but never received any formal religious education?
  • Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass but just don’t know what the next step is to become a Catholic?
  • Are you yearning for something more in your life?

Inquiry is the first step in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The RCIA could be just the thing you have been searching for. Inquiry is an open process. It is a time for you to discern God’s call in the context of the Catholic community. It is a place to ask questions. It is a place for you to decide if it is right for you to go forward in the RCIA process – no strings attached.

If you are a person who has never been baptized, or was baptized in another religion, and have a desire to become Catholic or if you are a baptized Catholic adult who has not made your First Holy Communion or Confirmation, you are invited to a Virtual Inquiry Night.

We will hold Virtual Inquiry Night for anyone interested in learning more about the process, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7PM.

Please email Dr. Doug Muir – dmuir@smip.org to receive the Zoom Meeting ID. 

Just come, listen and ask any questions you may have about the faith and the process necessary to be fully initiated into the faith.

If you have questions or can’t meet then but are interested please call Dr. Doug Muir, Director of Adult Faith Formation, 815-436-2651 x 889 or email: dmuir@smip.org to set up a meeting and to answer any questions you may have.

Formed — Catholic Media

Looking for Catholic content but don’t know where to turn? Well, you’re in luck! St. Mary Immaculate Parish has a Formed subscription for our parishioners due to the positive feedback and usage of these resources.

Formed is an online resource that provides Catholic digital content on-demand. Choose from a wide selection of movies, documentaries, apologetics, podcasts, talks, audiobooks, and more! Formed is family friendly, but is also authentically Catholic. Whether you are looking to do a deep dive about the faith, or are looking for a good movie to watch with the kids, there is something for everyone!

If you haven’t signed up for Formed, visit smip.formed.org to register. It’s completely free! Once you’ve registered, you can browse hundreds of hours of Catholic digital content.

Back to News