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


 

REGISTER FOR MASS THIS WEEKEND!

 

Saturday, October 31st at 4 PM: REGISTER

Sunday, November 1st at 8 AM:  REGISTER

Sunday, November 1st at 10 AM:  REGISTER

 


 
 
 

ONLINE GIVING

Please prayerfully consider continuing your financial support of our parish during this difficult time. We depend on your support to continue the daily operations of St. Mary's as well as the ministries that take care of those in need. For those not currently contributing online, please consider signing up here.

Contributions can also be mailed in or dropped off at the Rectory. We thank you for your support and for your prayers during this troubling time. 

If you are mailing, please mail to PO Box #456.  Do not list the street name/address or it will be returned.

Love and prayers,

Fr. Tuan


Subscribe to our YouTube page! Masses are uploaded every Sunday after they are streamed on our Facebook page.  Click here to subscribe today!


How to make

Spiritual Communion

at home! 

Click here.


St. Mary's Minooka Live-Streamed Masses on Facebook:

Every Sunday @ 8 am

Click here to access our Facebook page!

 

Relevant Radio - 950 AM:

Mass @ 12 pm everyday * Rosary every evening * Divine Mercy @ 3 pm

 

Daily Mass with our Bishop:

Live @ 9:00 am weekdays and 10:00 am Sundays

Click here to access these live Masses recorded at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.


Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life.

Night and day, He is there.

If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist.

Come back to Adoration.

- St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

 

 RCIA:  This program prepares adults for initiation into the Catholic Church and the community of St. Mary's.  It is a process by which people of other faiths convert to Catholicism and a way for adult Catholics to renew their faith or to complete the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

 

If you are interested or know someone who interested in our RCIA program or RE program, please contact Fred Ban:  815-467-2233 ext. 104


 

The 40 Days for Life Fall 2020 campaign is now underway.  It runs from September 23rd to November 1st.  It is a 24 hour prayer vigil at all Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics, with the purpose of seeking an end to abortion.  St. Mary's will be praying at the Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Aurora, IL on Tuesday, October 20th from 7AM-7PM.  Please visit the website, here, to sign up for a time slot or contact Cathy Glover at 815-409-8145 for more information.  


 

Thank you to our volunteer

greeters & cleaners

who are keeping St. Mary's safe!

They are responsible for keeping records of who is attending each Mass (for contact tracing) , taking temperatures, dispensing hand sanitizer before Mass and during Communion, for seating everyone with regards to social distancing, and for sanitizing the church after Mass.  Thank you!!


ST. MARY'S BOOKCLUB

Our next selection is Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly.  This novel is about women in 1914 in St. Petersburg, Paris, and New York, and how their lives intersect durin some of the darkest days of history of WWI.  Please plan on joining us in our Zoom meeting discussion on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 PM.  Copies of this book are available by contacting Mary, and a contact-free curbside pick-up will be arranged.  All are welcome! Questions?  Call Mary:  815-467-9577


TO PRE-ORDER, FILL OUT THE FORM HERE.


St. Mary's Oktoberfest Sausage $5.99 lb.

$1.00 per lb. sold will be donated to St. Mary’s Church Octoberfest Committee.



While we pray for our beloved deceased family members throughout the year, we remember, in a special way on ALL SOULS' DAY and during the month of November, those who have been called to eternal life with our Lord.  To commemorate the life of your dearly departed family member who has died within this past year, we welcome you and your family and friends to join us here at St. Mary's as we celebrate a Holy Mass of Remembrance on Monday, November 2nd 2020 at 7 PM.  Members of the St. Mary's CCW will greet and guide you upon your arrival at Church.  It is our prayer that this Mass of Remembrance will bring you peace of heart as we honor your departed family member.

Due to COVID-19, space at our Church is limited.  Please call Kathy O'Hagan to reserve your spot ASAP:  815-467-4228. First come, first serve.  


CCW INSTALLATION MASS 2020



Keep Us in Your Prayers   

Denise Tonarelli

Kimberly Gaydula

 Jillian Munsell

Dylan Pickett

Sandra Severson

Paul Thien Phu

Kevin McEvilly

Jim Cox

 Nichole Reisberg

 Sarah Landers

Pam Baumgartner

Mark Evans

Taryn Schrader

Madeline Milashoski

Jerry & Lorraine Davidson

Dominic Boblak

Geri Dillon

Robyn Bumgarner

Barb Tweet

Perez Family

 Brody Roberts

Don Ruettiger

Deidra Hogan

Cathy Hesselggesser

Al Solely

Bill & Judy Stafford

Fr. Jim Lennon

Peter Lehner

Jim Homa

Special Intention


 

 
 
 
 

RESERVATIONS  ARE REQUIRED FOR WEEKEND MASSES (see links posted to register).  

 

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR WEEKDAY MASSES. 

 

Masses:

MON, TUES, THURS, FRI:  8:30 AM

WED:  (Communion Service Only) 8:30 AM

*Daily Mass/Communion Service in Church

SAT:  4:00 PM

*4:00 PM in Church

SUN:  8:00 & 10:00 AM

*8:00 AM in Church

*10:00 AM in Parish Center

HOLY DAYS:  6:30, 8:30 AM &  7:00 PM

 

Confession:

SAT: 3:00-3:30 PM

*Parish Center

 

Rectory Hours:

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

FRI: 8:00 AM -2:00 PM

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 
 
 
 
 

 Registration

 

If you would like to register to become a parishioner we would love to have you!   Please click REGISTER under the NEWCOMERS tab above and print the form provided. Please fill it out by hand and drop it into the collection basket.  Please note: This form will not be delivered through the website.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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