Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Church


St. Mary's Parish is a Christ-centered family which welcomes all members to continue their spiritual growth and religious education and to use their individual talents to assume shared responsibility for service and fellowship to our community.

Welcome to the St. Mary's Parish website.  It is our hope that through these pages, all our visitors will be given a window into the life of a vibrant, active, inclusive and faith-filled community.  As the pastor of St. Mary's, I have the great joy of witnessing the many ways our faith community prays together and takes an active role in being an outward sign of Christ in the local community.  Regardless of whether you have been a member of St. Mary's for many years, you are new to our community, or you are just stopping in for a visit, please know that you are welcome here.  Take some time to explore the content of our website and learn more about St Mary's Parish.  We are always happy to see new faces, so if you would like to stop by and visit our parish, it would be a blessing for us to meet you.

~ Father Tuan Van Nguyen



Thank you to all of our children who celebrated a beautiful Mass this past Sunday!


If you are interested in being a part of our Christmas Eve Mass, please contact Melinda DiLorenzo: dilofam5@gmail.com

If you would like to sing with our Children's Choir, please contact  Kaleigh Jerkatis: kaleigh.stmarysmusic@gmail.com

St. Mary's Choir

On November 17th, our choir met for lunch, followed by a trip to St. Jude to participate in St. Cecilia Sing, a workshop and prayer service to honor St. Cecilia.  Parishes from all over the Diocese of Joliet participated.  We sang with over 100 other people after only about 45 minutes of rehearsal!

We are now in full swing with Christmas music preparation.  If you want to join in the fun, please contact Kaleigh Jerkatis:  kaleigh.stmarysmusic@gmail.com

Check out our beautiful new awning and freshly painted railings!

Thank you to Dave Clark and the Building and Grounds Committee for their hard work and dedication to this project.  Thank you to our parishioners for their generous financial support to our Major Maintenance Fund.  Because of your support, we are able to maintain our Church both inside and out!

Adult Faith Formation


AFF meets Mondays (5:00-6:15)  and Tuesdays (9:15-10:30) in the Parish Center!  Click here for more info!

How can a God-centered society be transformed into a man-centered society?   By taking over the educational system and using ridicule and satire to attack those who do not agree with the “enlightened” view. 
How can the reign of terror that results from such a transformation be stopped? Through the sacrificial witness of sixteen heroic Carmelite nuns.
Please, join us on Monday evening at 5 or Tuesday morning at 9:15 in the Parish Center as we begin the period of Revolutions & Modernism by learning about the Age of Enlightenment, the suppression of the Jesuits, and the French Revolution.


* The week of Thanksgiving, there is NO CLASS!

* Sunday, December 1st at 9AM:  Rite of Enrollment Mass for all 8th graders making their Confirmation

* Tuesday, December 3rd & Wednesday, December 4th: Explanation of the Mass for all RE students during their RE class times.  Parents are welcome to attend!

* Tuesday, December 10th & Wednesday, December 11th:  Confession - All students who have taken their Sacremont of Reconciliation will attend during their class time.

* Tuesday, December 17th & Wednesday, December 18th:  last days of RE class until January 7th/8th!  (Christmas Break)

*The 2nd graders will be making their Sacrament of Reconciliateion on Monday, January 27th at 7PM in the Church.

HELP NEEDED:  Grundy County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) needs help.  They provide overnight shelter to the homeless using Morris area Churches from October-April and are in great need of volunteers.  If you would like to find out more information please email:  grundypads@gmail.com


Sunday, November 24th @ 6PM


Let us worship together with our friends from local area churches and give thanks to our great God for all of our blessings.  Anyone who would like to sing in the choir should come dressed in fall colors no later than 5PM.

CCW News


The next CCW meeting will be November 21st at 6:30PM in the Parish Center.  Please come and join us for light snacks.  Our program will be on the AED.  If someone yelled for you to get the AED, would you know what to do?  There will be a demonstration by Robin White RN and certified instructor in AED, CPR, and First Aid.  Bob White is a Safety Instructor and will also give Fire Extinguisher basics.   A short business meeting will follow! Please join us!


St. Mary's and St. Ann's CCW are hosting

An Afternoon Of Reflection For Advent

Mary and Martha

Role Models for the Rhythm of Our Modern Lives

Sunday, December 1st  *  1:30-3:30 PM

St. Mary's Parish Center

As we face the business of the Christmas season, we yearn for ways to recapture the peace of the season.  In our speaker's presentation, she will help us look at these two women of the Gospel and discover our own selves in their story.  Sr.  Glenna Czachor, OSF from the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters will be our guest speaker.  All are welcome!  *Desserts and Door Prizes *  There is no cost, but please call Kathy if you know ahead of time that you will be attending:  815-941-4419



Saturday November 23rd 9 AM-3 PM

St. Mary's Parish Center

FREE clothing of all sizes, ages, and genders!  Everyone is welcome!  Questions? contact@giftingforthrifting.com

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The Giving Tree will be going up November 23rd!  Tags will be available from that day until December 8th.  Please bring items back UNWRAPPED with the tag secured to the package and place them under the tree.  All items need to be back to the Church by December 15th!  PLEASE NO LATER!  Delivery to the families will be Saturday, December 21st.  More information about volunteers needed on certain days TBA!


If you would like to knit or crochet adult or child-sized scarves for the needy this holiday season, there is a basket of donated yarn in the church basement for you to use.  We also love fleece scarves!  The scarves will be going to the recipients of The Giving Tree program, those in nursing homes, and those who are homeless.  There will be a basket for your scarves on the altar the same weekend that the Giving Tree is put up (Nov 23rd).  Thank you in advance for your kindness and may God bless you!



Thanksgiving Day          9:00 AM

Christmas Eve          4:00 PM (Children's Mass), 6:00 PM

Christmas Day          12:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM

New Year's Day          10:00 AM

Keep Us in Your Prayers


Denise Tonarelli    

Rex Easton    

Jillian Munsell    

Dylan Pickett    

Sandra Severson

Kevin McEvilly

Jim Cox

Paul Thein Phu

Sarah Landers

Kyla Stewart

Kimberly Gaydula

Nichole Risberg

Brody Roberts

Judy Stafford

Bill Stafford

  Pam Baumgartner   

  Perez Family

Sarah Landers

On Praying the Rosary...

Concentrating on the mysteries of the rosary can be difficult.

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Reading the mysteries whilst praying makes it much easier.

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WED:  (Communion Service Only) 8:30 AM

SAT:  5:00 PM

SUN:  7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

HOLY DAYS:  6:30, 8:30 AM &  7:00 PM



SAT:  4:00-4:45 PM


Rectory Hours:

MON-THURS: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FRI: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM



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