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, September 26th at 4 PM: REGISTER

Sunday, September 27th at 8 AM:  REGISTER

Sunday, September 27th 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.


Religious Education 2020-2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

To register, please pick up a registration packet on our rectory porch (always open!) or print one out here, and return to Fred Ban ASAP.  Grades K-7 will be meeting virtually, while 8th graders will meet in person (with all the necessary safety precautions taken).  All classes will meet on Wednesday evenings.  To view the schedule, please click here.

 

 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 


Thank you to Dave & Karen Turk and St. Mary's Quilters for their monetary donation to St. Mary's.  We were able to purchase new candle holders (the old ones were broken).  

Also, thank you to Dave Steg, the owner of Creative Powder Coating for donating the powder coating and labor to make the black iron frame look brand new.  Mr. Steg is not a parishioner of our church, or even a resident of Minooka, but he is a kind-hearted business owner who cares for the community.  Creative Powder Coating is located in Crest Hill and does sandblasting and powder coating of just about anything made of metal.  

Thank you, also to the Building and Grounds Committee for all of the countless hours spent around our Church and Parish Center to make these things happen.


 

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!!


Heavenly Meals

 cookbook with over 600 great recipes!

The Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women's new cookbook:  This cookbook has over 600 recipes from the home kitchen's from women (and some men) from all over the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois.  The cookbook contains family favorites to treasured heirloom recipes.  From city to farm, young and "mature", contributors share recipes, tips, and joy in these "heavenly meals" brought to their family tables.  

All proceeds from this cookbook benefit the Bishop Blanchette Scholarship Fund, of our diocesan council, which was established in 1982, as a memorial to our late Bishop Romeo Blanchette.  The scholarship program continues to honor him, and it is exclusively supported by indivdual donations, parish and deanery CCWs, and fundraisers.  Our scholarship applicants are students in serious financial need, wishing to attend one of our fine diocesan high schools.

A $20 donation is requested per book.  (Checks payable to the BBSF)

Please contact Kathy of the St. Mary's CCW if you are interested in purchasing a cookbook:  

(815) 941-4419



Did you know that new underwear and socks are the most-requested, but least-donated items at Catholic Charities?  These basic items (new underwear, warm socks, a fresh diaper) are truly treasures to those who are living in poverty.

St. Mary's is supporting Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet and the individuals and families they serve by providing new underwear, undershirts, socks, diapers, and other basic need items for children and adults living in low-income households throughout the month of October.  This year, due to COVID-19, Catholic Charities is requesting donations in either of the two following ways:

1.  UNDY SUNDAY AMAZON WISH LIST- Choose from a list of most-needed items and your donation will be sent directly to Catholic Charites to help those in need.

2.  MONETARY DONATIONS TO SUPPORT UNDY SUNDAY- Donations made to Undy Sunday will be used to purchase the items needed by Catholic Charities' clients.

Please click here to make a donation or view the Amazon Wish List.  If you'd prefer to send a check directly to Catholic Charities, please mail it to:  

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet/Undy Sunday

16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403

For more information on Undy Sunday, please email Maggie Snow at msnow@cc-doj.org.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the poor and vilnerable in our community, particularly during this difficult time.


ST. MARY'S BOOKCLUB

Our next selection is "Dear Mrs. Bird" by A.J. Pearce. This novel is about an aspiring journalist who applies to be a war correspondent in London during WWII, but through a misunderstanding, is hired as an assistant to an advice columnist.  Please plan on joining us in our Zoom discussion on Tuesday, October 20th, 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



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

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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