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Day of Prayer

UNBOUND – Experience New Freedom in Christ

UNBOUND CONFERENCE

March 15-16, 2024

Do you want to receive God’s love for you in a personal and powerful way?
Do you want to be set free from falling into the same sins over and over again?
Do you want to know the peace and joy and freedom that is your inheritance in Jesus Christ?

Then REGISTER NOW for the upcoming Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference to take place at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Plainfield, IL.

Unbound is a prayer ministry started in the early 2000’s by a lay Catholic named Neal Lozano out in Pennsylvania. Since the publication of his book, it has become an international and interdenominational ministry that has helped Christians around the world to experience newfound freedom from sin and its effects in our lives.

Fr. James was asked in 2022 to oversee the Diocese of Joliet’s Unbound ministry team and he is excited to bring an Unbound Conference right here to St. Mary’s!

The conference will run Friday evening March 15 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, and Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 am until 8:30 pm.

At the conference, you will learn the ‘5 Keys’ of Unbound which will help you to unlock a deeper freedom in your life through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Prayer ministry sessions, lunch, and dinner will be offered on Saturday, and the first two talks along with adoration and confessions will be offered Friday evening. You don’t have to be present for the entirety of the conference, but we’re sure you’ll want to once we get going!

Tickets are $60 and cover lunch, dinner, and conference materials.

If you have any questions or need help registering, please call St. Mary’s offices: 815-436-2651

UnboundJoliet.com

2024 Men of Christ Conference

Calling men of all ages!  Join the Fishers of Men ministry at the 2024 Men of Christ Men’s Conference hosted by St Mary Immaculate.  Program details:

  • 7:00AM – 12::45PM on Saturday 3/9/2024
  • St Mary Immaculate church and gym
  • Rosary | Mass | Reconciliation | Five dynamic speakers livestreamed

Join other men from St. Mary’s and surrounding parishes for a morning of prayer, renewal, inspiration and fellowship.

Register at https://menofchrist.net/st-mary-immaculate-plainfield/

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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