St. Joseph Holy Hour

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 on the vigil of St. Joseph Day.

Please join us in the Church on Thursday, March 18 from 7-8pm for this spiritual event.  Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/st-mary-immaculate-parish-30425034780

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 and Protector of the Holy Church just to name a few.

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

“St. Joseph” painting by Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs

Butter Braid & Cake Roll Sale

Help Us Fund the April Food Truck!

This year, when life as we know it has been nothing but unusual due to COVID, we have chosen to focus our mission and giving to our local community.

As a school community, we have chosen to sponsor and fund the April food truck in conjunction with the Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry that many of you have seen while waiting for school dismissal. The cost of the food truck is $1,200 and will feed approximately 250 families. Families from our own parish and within the surrounding Plainfield community have been lining up for almost a year now–since the beginning of the pandemic–to receive boxed meals and groceries.

Through the Mobile Food Pantry, individuals receive the necessities of meat, dairy, produce, and dry goods to continue providing a meal to their family. Jesus reminds and encourages us in the gospel of Matthew, “…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Place your order March 1st – 17th

Pick up your order March 25th from 3:30 – 5:00pm

$15 Joyful Traditions Cake Rolls
$14 Rite Bites© Butter Braids

Order now at: https://bit.ly/3kANQwg

St. Joseph’s Day Fundraiser

In honor of St. Joseph’s Day, St. Mary’s will be holding a fundraiser in conjunction with Nabby’s Restaurant and Catering as well as Big Pauly’s Pizza.

The money raised will go toward the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, Mobile Food Pantry which delivers healthy food (meat, produce, and non-perishable items) to people in need.

Go to Nabby’s on March 19 to place your order and choose to dine in or carry out, OR phone ahead for pick up.  You may order anything off of the menu.  Please be sure to let them know that your order is for SMI St. Joseph’s Day.  15% of all orders throughout the day will go back to St. Mary Immaculate Parish to help pay for an upcoming Mobile Food Pantry.

Nabby’s is open from 6AM-9PM on March 19th. They can be reached at 815-436-7502 or 14802 Michigan St., Plainfield.

Big Pauly’s will have three different packages of which 15% will go back to St. Mary’s to invest in the Mobile Food Pantry.Pre-orders go live March 16 -18.

Package #1: $37.50
Big Pauly 16″ 1-Topping Pizza, Caesar Salad Entree, Garlic Knots

Package #2: $51.50
Original 12″ Old World Margherita and 12″ The Butcher Pizzas, House Entree Salad, Garlic Knots

Package #3: $71.50
Get two Big Pauly 16″ Cheese, Sausage, or Pepperoni Pizzas, Caesar Salad Entree, Large Baked Pasta, Garlic Knots

Order at www.bigpaulyspizza.com or you can call them at 815-267-6155. They will be open from 12PM-8PM on the 19th.

Easter Basket Ministry Needs Your Help

Every Easter Season, St Mary’s reaches out to help those in need. Our mission is to bring joy and love to the children in our community. The Easter Basket Ministry donates items such as books, coloring books, stuffed animals, and wrapped candy to Morning Star Mission, Daybreak Shelter and Plainfield Food Pantry.

Although we normally ask for the items to fill Easter Bags, due to pandemic restrictions, this year we are asking for monetary donations to help purchase the needed items. Sign up to donate starting March 6th thru the 21st. Donations can be made online at smip.org/easterbaskets.

If you prefer to make a donation with cash or check (payable to SMI), please place your envelope marked “Easter Baskets” in the collection box before or after Mass or in the drop box outside of the Commons doors anytime through March 21st.

Thanks so much for your generosity!

Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry is coming to your community!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Snow,  Rain,  or Shine!

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 backseat so volunteers can load boxes of food directly into your vehicle.  Please help protect our volunteers by wearing your mask during these events.

Catholic Charities helps people of all faiths and beliefs

Girl Scout Sunday

Calling All Girl Scouts !!!

Come Celebrate Girl Scout Sunday on March 7th at 9:15 am

Please come join us in celebrating this special day on Sunday, March 7th at the 9:15 AM service. The purpose of this special day is to emphasize that we take the Girl Scout Promise seriously – “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my County…..” It is a time for Girl Scouts to reflect upon the importance of the words, “to serve God”. A Motivating Force in Girl Scouting is Spirituality.  We, the members of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, are united by a belief in God and through acceptance of the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law…. “Do dedicate ourselves to the purpose of inspiring girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.” 

Leaders and Scouts, please join us for mass on Sunday, March 7th and wear your Girl Scout Uniforms.  The Girl Scouts will be included in the Prayers of the Faithful.  To attend Mass, you must make a reservation: www.smip.org/masstickets

2021 Friday Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus & Ladies Auxiliary
Good Shepherd Council #5573

St. Mary Immaculate Parish

February 19 & 26
March 5, 12, 19, & 26

*Drive-thru Pick Up Orders ONLY*

Order by phone: 815-577-6673

4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the Fish Fry date

PICK UP from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Parish School on Frederick St., Enter the Driveway from the South End

CREDIT, CASH, OR CHECK Payable to Knights of Columbus #5573 Accepted at Pick Up


Shrimp Dinner ~ 6pc • $10.75
Extra Large Fried Cod Dinner ~ 3pc • $11.00
Large Fried Cod Dinner ~ 2pc • $9.25
Small Fried Cod Dinner ~ 1pc • $6.75
Combo ~ 3pc Shrimp & 1 pc Fried Cod • $10.50
Cheese Pizza by the Slice • $3.00

Dinners include crispy fries.

Zeppoli & Irish Soda Bread for Sale

In celebration of St. Joseph’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, we are selling Zeppoli, which are French crullers filled with custard and cherry preserves, and traditional Irish Soda Bread with raisins.  Both of these items are being baked by Milano Bakery.

Zeppoli cost $4.00 each and the Irish Soda Bread costs $6.00 per loaf.  All proceeds from the sale of these holiday treats will help pay for an upcoming Mobile Food Pantry for our community.

We are accepting orders ONLINE through March 7 at smip.org/bakesaleYou will have the option to pay with a credit card, cash or check payable to SMI.  We ask that all cash and check payments be put into an envelope marked “Bake Sale” and deposited into the collection box during Mass or into the deposit box outside of the Commons doors anytime through March 7.  Be sure to include your name.

Drive-through pick up will be on Saturday, March 13, from noon until 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 14, from 8:00 a.m. until noon in front of the Commons Doors, marked “B”.

Thank you so much for your generous support! 


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.

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

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

Deacon Mike Perkins
815-436-2651 x480


Pat Mander, R.N., Pastoral Minister
815-436-2651 x893