First Saturday Devotion

First Saturday Devotion

February 1st, after 7:30 a.m. Mass

The devotion of First Saturdays, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, carries with it the assurance of the graces necessary for salvation at the hour of death. However, to derive profit from such a great promise of Our Lady, the devotion must be properly understood and duly performed. The requirements as stipulated by Our Lady are, on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months: Confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, and to do all these things in the spirit of reparation to my Immaculate Heart.

Please join us for 7:30 a.m. Mass. The recitation of the Rosary will immediately follow in the Church.

Capital Campaign Informational Sessions

Saint Mary Immaculate parishioners gave approval for moving forward with the We are Saint Mary’s capital campaign last fall.  The project list has been fine-tuned based on parishioner input and everyone is invited to attend a campaign informational session to learn more and pick up their campaign materials.  Please make time to attend one of the informational presentations on:

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00pm in the Upper Room

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10am in the Upper Room

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Noon in the Upper Room

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 8:45am in the Upper Room

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10:15am in the Upper Room

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:15am in the Upper Room

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00am in the Upper Room

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Noon in the Upper Room

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:45am in the Upper Room

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:15am in the Upper Room

The informational sessions will be hosted by Fr. Pat and will last less than one hour.  Please bring a neighbor or friend with you.

Protecting God’s Children

Classes starting soon!

Protecting God’s Children, or Virtus Training, will be offered at St. Mary Immaculate Parish throughout the fall. The completion of this class allows you to be an adult monitor for any parish or school activity where minors will be present. A background check is performed as well.

To register, please contact the R.E. office at 815-436-4501

Dates of Protecting God’s Children at SMI:

Wednesday, February 10th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Classes will be held in Faith Sharing/Harvester Rooms

For additional classes around the diocese, click here.

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Knights of Columbus 12th Annual Super Tamale Fest

Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council #5573                                    Super Bowl Sunday Tamales—Sunday, February 2

Come Join Us for Our 12th Annual Super Tamale Fest

We will be selling authentic Mexican Tamales after all the Sunday Masses on February 2nd, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the St. Mary Immaculate Parish Commons.  They make a great breakfast or take some home with you for your own Super Bowl Party!

You choose pork tamales with red or green sauce or chicken tamales with red or green sauce.

For your convenience, you can pre-order in person at the Knights of Columbus Charities Breakfast on January 26.  You can also pre-order any time by calling John Arduino at 815-524-5868 or Steve Zimmer at 815-436-0458.  Your order will be ready and waiting for you!

For more information, visit our website at www.kofc5573.org

Knights of Columbus Charity Breakfast


Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast on Sunday, January 26 from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. The menu features: Fluffy Pancakes, Cheesy Egg Casserole, Ham Steaks and Country Potatoes. Coffee, Milk and Juice are included.

All of this for just $6.00 per person or $20.00 per family (one household). Children age 6 and under are FREE!

All funds raised at this breakfast are used in our work throughout the SMI community and the Diocese of Joliet.

Contact Dan Casing at 815-744-8713 for further information or questions.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest


This competition will be held on Sunday, January 26th from 9:00 AM until Noon.  All boys and girls 9 to 14 years of age are invited to participate in their respective age division. Winners at the council level will progress to district and state levels.

Entry forms along with proof of age and parental consent are required. Forms are available at the Commons Desk.

Contact Dan Casing at 815-744-8713 or Jerry Burns at jjburns603@gmail.com or 815-254-9878 for further information or questions.

Meeting Christ in Prayer

An 8-Week Life-Enriching Experience

Learn How to Pray as an Adult

As a child, you were taught how to pray. Now that you are an adult, you have probably outgrown some of the ways you prayed as a child. So just how do adults pray? Come and see for yourself. Meeting Christ in Prayer is an engaging eight-week guided prayer experience designed for small groups. It is modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which is a tried-and-true method of spiritual renewal. By means of prayer, reflection, and faith sharing, Meeting Christ in Prayer introduces participants to various ways of praying, helps them form regular habits of prayer, and provides them with an opportunity to meet Christ anew and to experience support in the Christian life in a new way. No prior experience in praying with others is needed, just a desire to renew one’s faith, enrich one’s prayer life, or become more aware of God’s presence in everyday life. A $10 donation is asked to offset the cost of the book.

Sessions will meet on Sunday mornings after the 9am Mass starting January 26 @10:30am and Thursday evenings starting on January 30 @ 7pm.

If you are interested in participating in a Meeting Christ in Prayer or would like more information, please contact: Dr. Doug Muir (dmuir@smip.org) 815-436-2651 ext. 889

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2020

Sunday, January 26 to Saturday, February 1

St. Mary Immaculate Parish School provides an outstanding academic, Christ-centered Catholic education in a safe and secure family-oriented environment. Our whole-child approach fosters intellectual, spiritual, physical, & social development from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. We implement the Joliet Diocese Early Childhood Curriculum and Core Curriculum. All our SMI School teachers are state certified, experienced, and highly educated, and are dedicated to providing an excellent Catholic education to every student.

Open House & Registration

Sunday, January 26 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Tour St. Mary Immaculate Parish School and see why we are so proud of this Christ-filled learning center. (For registration please bring your student’s Birth Certificate, Catholic Baptismal Certificate and the $125 registration fee.)

Come to our Open House:

· Opportunity to meet teachers in their classrooms.
· Browse science fair exhibits and other great projects completed by the students.
· Meet the Administration and School Board members.
· Opportunities for financial assistance from CEF, Tuition Transfer Grant, or the State of Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship.

Observe Classes in Session

Visit during the school day by appointment only. Call the School Office at 815-436-3953 to schedule your appointment.