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6:00 pm (Contemporary Mass)
5:30 pm (Church)
12:15 pm (Cana Hall)
10:30 am (Cana Hall)
2:00-4:00 pm (Church)
4:00-5:15 pm (North Wing Room A)
10:00 am (Faith Sharing Room)
(Or by appointment with the priests. To make an appointment contact the Parish Office at 815.436.2651)
Continuous exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament from Sunday 7:00 pm through Friday 9:00 pm except on First Fridays when exposition continues overnight to Saturday 7:00 am.
St. Mary Immaculate Parish
A Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Joliet
15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL 60544 815.436.2651
THIS SUNDAY'S GOSPEL - August 17
At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out,
“Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.”
But Jesus did not say a word in answer to her. Jesus’ disciples came and asked him,
“Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.”
He said in reply,“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
But the woman came and did Jesus homage, saying, “Lord, help me.”
He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”
She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps
that fall from the table of their masters.”
Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith!
Let it be done for you as you wish.”
And the woman’s daughter was healed from that hour.
- Matthew 15:21-28
Special Needs Mass
Feast of the Assumption
Alpha Novena Begins on Sunday, August 24 at 7:15 p.m.
When a parish embraces the Alpha program, the blessings are bountiful! Join us as we gather in the Church at 7:15 p.m. to begin this novena to pray for the success of the Alpha program here at SMI. May the Spirit move many to participate in Alpha so that we may draw close to the Lord.
2014 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal Progress Report
Thank you to all the 1,153 families who have made a pledge to the Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal. The Diocese continues to process the pledges from our parish. If you have not yet made a pledge, please prayerfully consider how you might support the good works of our Bishop and our Diocese and send in your pledge this week. Pledge envelopes are available in the Commons and can be returned directly to the parish. Thank you also to those of you continuing to make your monthly pledge payments. It is very...READ MORE
SMI School Registration Open
Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year is now underway for all grades at St. Mary Immaculate Parish School. We offer an outstanding Catholic education in both faith and academics for children from Pre-School (age 3 by September 1, 2014) to Grade Eight. The school draws families from Plainfield, Shorewood, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Naperville and beyond. Families wishing to tour the school during the school day are asked to call for an appointment. Please direct all inquiries to Kris at 815-436-3953. Thank you for your interest in St. Mary Immaculate Parish School. For more info on School registration click HERE.
Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved with our parish? So much of the wonderful work done at SMI wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. If you like having donuts after mass, how about being the family who serves them? If you’ve experienced the kindness of someone during a time of need, why not pay it forward by being part of the Funeral Luncheon Ministry? Do you like helping to plan events? You can contribute to the success of parish workshops and celebrations by joining the Fellowship Team.Please contact Laura Van Ham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-436-2651, x887...READ MORE