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Knights of Columbus Pre-Fireworks Party

Knights of Columbus Pre-Fireworks Party

The Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council #5573 are hosting a July 3rd Pre-Fireworks Party at the Gray House at the North end of the St. Mary’s Parking Lot! Everyone is invited!

The Knights will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Chips for a free-will offering.  Music will be provided by our local “School of Rock” from 6-7pm, after which we will all enjoy the Plainfield Fireworks show together.

This event has received the Knights of Columbus Illinois State Award for Family Event of the Year, so you know you will have a great time!

Please join us for a wonderful event celebrating our country, our Parish and our Families!

Part-Time Position Available in the Music Department

The SMI Music Department is seeking to hire a new part-time staff member to provide clerical and sound system assistance. The person is this position would work approximately 15 hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours, depending on parish events. There is some flexibility with the exact work schedule.

The Music Department Assistant will help maintain the music library and keep the office organized, create and print song sheets, booklets, and/or worship aids, assemble Music Packets for Adult Choir and Youth Choir as needed, manage sound system needs for events on SMI campus, assist with Music reporting to maintain our license agreements, and help coordinate with Brides and Grooms in preparation for their upcoming wedding.

Candidates should be Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google products, be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be clear and concise with various means of communication. The ability to read music proficiently and play the piano is highly desired, but not required.

Please go to our parish website for the full job description. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Laura Van Ham at LVANHAM@smip.org.

Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry is coming!

June 27, 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


27 de junio, 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

Father’s Day Second Collection

This weekend we celebrate all fathers on Father’s Day, including our spiritual fathers, also known as our parish priests. Your parish priests dedicate their lives to serving God, the Church, and their parish families. This Second Collection helps in offsetting costs for our senior priests who are living in retirement homes, fallen ill, or need additional help with their daily living.

Please prayerfully consider supporting our senior priests to live humbly and comfortably in their golden years. Just use the button below to make a quick and safe online gift or give through the Father’s Day Second Collection. On behalf of all retired priests, thank you!

Daybreak Meal to Feed the Homeless

Our next Daybreak Meal donation date is July 2.  We would greatly appreciate your help with donating various items for meal preparation.

If you would like to help, please sign up to donate an item at smip.org/daybreak by July 1. We ask that donated items please be brought to the Commons by July 2 at 10:00 a.m. for pick up that day. Perishable items should be marked and placed in the refrigerator in the parish kitchen. 

Our meals are successful as a result of your generosity. Your participation is truly a way to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

Questions? Contact Chris McLawhorn at 815-436-8374 or Kathy Hall at 815-436-2729.

Ayudando a los Matrimonios

¿Quieren mejorar su matrimonio? La Hermana Silvia es una consagrada que estudió psicología y estará viniendo a nuestra parroquia para ofrecer un curso de renovación para las parejas. Hablará de lo que es el matrimonio, cómo solucionar conflictos y cómo ayudar a sus hijos a tener un mejor futuro. Será a las 7pm en Cana Hall en las siguientes fechas:

viernes 6/7
viernes 6/14
lunes 6/17
lunes 6/24

Spiritual Adoption – Monthly Highlight

For those of you who spiritually adopted an unborn baby in March, learn how that baby would be developing throughout the year:

3 MONTHS – “I’m 3 inches long.” I Can Suck My Thumb Now.

The baby now sleeps and awakens. Fingernails and toenails form and he now has his own unique set of fingerprints. Sensitive to touch, he will tightly grasp an object placed in the palm of his hand. He breathes amniotic fluid to help develop and strengthen the respiratory system, but he gets the oxygen he needs through the umbilical cord. He can now squint, swallow and move his tongue. In fact, early this month (around week 9) he began to suck his thumb.

To learn more about spiritually adopting an unborn baby in danger of abortion, please contact Don Hrdlicka at pharmdon@hotmail.com or 630-415-6603. The Spiritual Adoption Campaign begins on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, which is usually on March 25 of each year, and culminates with the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.

VBS 2024

Registration for Vacation Bible School will open May 20th and forms are due back by May 30th if you want your child to receive a t-shirt. Registration for VBS is open all the way until it opens on June 10th! Return your registration to the RE office. Forms are available below or in the Commons.

Our camp will run June 10 – June 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Space is Limited so register early to save your spot.

Father’s Day Cards

Honor your father or a father figure in your life with a Father’s Day Remembrance Card. A card may be purchased for fathers who are living or deceased. For each card ordered, your father will be included in prayer for 12 Masses throughout the year (one each month).

Cards can be delivered directly to a father through an e-card, sent in printable form to the purchaser, or picked up from the Commons Desk.  Cards picked up at the parish will be printed on cardstock.  

Order online at www.smip.org/fathersday through June 12th or purchase at the Commons Desk through June 16th.

Remembrance Cards are $10 each.  All proceeds will benefit the parish cemetery.