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Blessings of the Animals

Saturday, Oct. 5 at Noon In honor of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, we are having our annual Blessing of the Animals. Meet outdoors in the north portion…

Pancake Breakfast with Your Future Priests

Sunday, Oct. 6, 8am-12pm Come meet the men who are responding to the call of Christ to be your future priests! Enjoy breakfast and good company as your seminarians serve…

Filipino Mass and Fellowship

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2:00 pm St. Mary Immaculate Parish and the Parish Filipino Ministry cordially invite one and all to a Filipino Mass in Cana Hall. Our Presider will be…

Support Our Military Men and Women

Support Our Military Men and Women with an Hour of Silent Prayer. On the third Friday of each month, all are invited to devote an hour with us to pray…

Parking Lot Construction

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 (weather permitting) Where: School side and south end of the main parking lot. What it means for RE Pickup and drop-off for that week…

Trivia Night

Join us for our Second Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Gym to support our High School Mission Trip to Montague, MI and…

Welcome Back Special Needs Families

Beginning in September our monthly Special Needs Mass will begin again. All the Masses will take place in Cana Hall at 10:30 a.m. Here is a list of all the…

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a Difference Day 2019

October 19, 2019 – Sign up for projects now!

Dozens of meaningful, family-oriented service projects are offered here at SMI and out in the community on Make a Difference Day. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to come together in loving service and fellowship! The wide assortment of service projects offers something suitable for all ages, including families with youth, teens, young adults, and seniors.

New this year are Sealing the Stations of the Cross, Hats for Babies and Clean up at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Returning favorite projects include: Church Pew Cleaning, Blood Drive at SMI, Ready-Set-Ride in Plainfield, Adoration, Nursing Homes, Feed My Starving Children, New Life for Old Bags, Rosary Making, and Landscape work at the Mantellate Sisters Convent  and much more!

Browse and sign up for projects now

Visit www.smip.org/madd on your own computer, or stop by our sign up tables on weekends in the Commons and Narthex on Oct. 5/6, as well as Oct. 12/13.

In addition to your service project, come for some or all of the additional activities: start the day with Daily Mass and the Volunteer Blessing. Don’t forget to take photos and send them to photos@smip.org.  Contribute one or more items to our Donation Station behind the school (food pantry, baby items, and more). Finally, return for the afternoon Vigil Mass in Church at 4 pm.

October 19th Schedule of Events

  • 7:30 a.m.     Daily Mass in the Church
  • 8:00 a.m. Volunteer Blessing in the Church
  • 8:00 am-10:00 am Coffee & Donuts in Commons
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Perform one of our many service projects offered throughout the morning and afternoon, either at SMI or out in the community
  • 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass for Sunday in the Church

Follow the links below to sign up for projects

SMI Indoor Projects Sign Up!

SMI Outdoor Projects Sign Up!

Nursing Home Projects Sign Up!

“Feed the Hungry” Projects Sign Up!

Mantellate Sisters Convent Projects Sign Up!

Community Projects Sign Up!

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

Paint and Pray

An evening of art and meditation Thursday, October 3 Doors open at 6:15 PM Reflection begins at 6:30 PM Snacks and Beverages provided, $20 donation for all art supplies Sign…

The Mystery of God

Begins the week of October 6th & 10th! Atheism is on the rise. Skeptical thinkers attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous. The so-called New Atheism has…

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…

Across Movie Screening

Across, the short film about the boyhood of Venerable Augustine Tolton (the first black priest in the U.S.) will be screened here at St. Mary Immaculate on Monday, September 23,…

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…