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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

 

 


ST. MARY'S NEWS


Fr. Tuan will offer ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND HEALING MASS on Saturday, September 21st!
 
The sacrament of Anointing is not limited to those who are dying. According to the Cathechism, "The anointing of the sick is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived" (CCC 1514)
 
If you or a loved one feels the need for healing and anointing, please join us to receive the special graces offered by the sacrament including: "the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church; the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age; the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of penance; the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul; the preparation for passing over to eternal life" (CCC 1532)
 
 

The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) joined together to help "Turn the Town Teal" for September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Jillian Munsell an ovarian cancer survivor was able to join them.

 

Adult Faith Formation

EPIC:  A STUDY OF CHURCH HISTORY

AFF meets Wednesdays (4:30-5:45)  and Thursdays (9:15-10:30) in the church basement starting September 4th!  Click here for more info!

This week, AFF highlights the valor of St. Joan of Arc as she changes the course of the Hundred Years War by following divine messages.
 
Christians are slaughtered or enslaved by the thousands as Ottoman Turks (Muslims) capture Constantinople, marking the end of the Eastern Roman Empire.  Yet, in Spain, the Reconquista concludes after 770 years, making the Iberian Peninsula Christian again.  In Rome, the Renaissance ushers in an age of learning and splendor while the popes besmirch the papacy through their decadent lifestyle. 
 
Please join us as we conclude this dark period of weak leaders and schism.

Mass and Picnic at

DOLLINGER FAMILY FARM

September 29th

11:00 am



 OCTOBER 19th & 20th!!!

UNDY SUNDAY

It's almost time for Undy Sunday collection!

The children in the Religious Ed program will be collecting the week of October 14.  We will be collecting NEW underwear and socks for children and adults. The supply is low for women's underwear(all sizes), men's  warm winter socks and diapers, size 4. However, ALL donations are very appreciated. A box will be in the back of church for any donations.

Thank you for your generosity!


For the past 23 years, parishioners from St. Mary's have served the noon meal at Daybreak Shelter in Joliet. In order to continue this mission, we would like to add a few names to our volunteer list, men & women. Our next day of service is on October 29th! If you are interested you can call Joan Sak at 815-467-5268. Thank you for your consideration.


On Praying the Rosary...

Concentrating on the mysteries of the rosary can be difficult.

Click here to read more.

Reading the mysteries whilst praying makes it much easier.

Click here to read more.


 

 

 

 
 

 

Masses:

MON, TUES, THURS, FRI:  8:30 AM

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

 

Confession:

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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