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Inquiry Night

Are you being called to the Permanent Deaconate? Have you ever had questions about what it takes to become a Permanent Deacon? Join us on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00…

Catechists/Mentors Needed

The Religious Education and Confirmation offices are looking for catechists and mentors for the upcoming year. Catechists and Mentors are responsible for helping the youth of our parish learn the…

Nourish

Nourish is for anyone juggling the challenges of life, health, career and caring for a parent, grandparent, spouse, or child in town or at a distance. Nourish provides family caregivers…

Senior Citizen Health Fair

State Representative Mark Batinick will host his annual FREE Senior Citizen Health Fair at St. Mary Immaculate Parish on Thursday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon in the Parish…

Daily Mass Relocation

Starting on Monday, July 8th, the Church will be installing new carpeting. As a result, Daily Mass will be relocated Monday through Friday to Cana Hall from July 8th –…

SMI School Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is still available! For over 60 years, St. Mary Immaculate Parish School has created a Catholic learning environment of academic excellence in which we…

Catholics Returning Home

Catholics Returning Home, a special program designed for non-practicing Catholics. If you are a Catholic who has been away from our Church, we invite you to rejoin us as an…

Volunteer Opportunities

Ride to Mass Needed

There is a couple in our parish who live in Carillon off Weber Road, that is in need of transportation to Mass each weekend, preferably 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday, but willing to go on Sunday morning. If you would be comfortable driving others to and from Mass and God is calling you to help your neighbor in this way, please contact Pat Mander, Pastoral Minister, at pmander@smip.org or 815-436-2651×893 for more information.

Adult Formation Opportunities

Formed — Subscription Renewed

Looking for Catholic content but don’t know where to turn? Well, you’re in luck! St. Mary Immaculate Parish has renewed their Formed subscription due to the positive feedback and usage…

FIAT – Young Adult Group

Open to everyone ages 18-35, FIAT is SMI’s young adult group. Service, social, and worship experiences will happen throughout the fall so join us when you can!  For more information…

St. Mary’s Welcomes New Spiritual Director

Laura Lies is a native Chicagoan, SMI parishioner, and is certified in Spiritual Direction through the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation. Spiritual direction is a contemplative practice that assists individuals…

RCIA Begins

Do you know someone interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about our faith?   The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the sacramental process in which individuals enter into an…