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St. Mary Immaculate Parish

A Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Joliet

15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL 60544     815.436.2651


Lenten Gospel Readings

Gospel for March 8, 2015 - Third Sunday in Lent

John 2: 13-25
Since the Passover of the Jews was near, 
Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money changers seated there. He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me. At this the Jews answered and said to him, 
“What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered and said to them, 
“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews said, 
“This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the Scripture and the word Jesus had spoken.

While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, many began to believe in his name 
when they saw the signs he was doing. But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all, and did not need anyone to testify about human nature.
He himself understood it well.



Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

on St. Joseph’s Day,
Thursday, March 19

Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gym

To thank all our Parish and School volunteers for their dedication and hard work, the Parish invites SMI volunteers and their families to enjoy dinner as guests of the Parish.

Reservations are required by Friday, Mar. 13th at 7:00 pm 
Please RSVP via either:
1) Email to
2) Call 815-436-2651 ext. 886;
3) Complete the Reservation Form (found on the Reception Desk in the Commons) and give it to the receptionist. Please provide your family name, the number of adults, number of children and your phone number. No tickets will be printed for this event; you will simply “check in” upon arrival.

For more info contact Laura Van Ham at 815-436-2651, ext. 887 or lvanham@smip.org. 

Lent Schedule and Lenten Regulations


Confessions & Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent
(except Good Friday, Apr. 3)


Join us on Friday nights during Lent for an encounter with Jesus. 

6 pm Confessions (Church)
7 pm Stations - English (Narthex)
7 pm Stations - Polish (Cana Hall)
7:30 pm Stations - Spanish (Narthex)

Lenten Regulations
 Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.

For a full list of all Lenten Regulations observed by the Catholic Church, click HERE.

Join us EVERY Friday in Lent (except Good Friday) for our Lenten Fish Fry. Click HERE for our menu and more info.

New Catholic Moms' Group at SMI


Please RSVP online HERE by Monday, March 9.

The SMI Catholic Moms’ Group is forming at our parish. The goal of this group is to provide an encouraging and supportive network for new, expecting and experienced moms, who are looking to connect with other moms facing similar everyday joys and challenges.

This group will offer weekly fellowship gatherings, which will provide opportunities for moms to share and learn about our faith. All children are welcome.

You are invited to join us for our first meeting on Thursday, March 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Faith Sharing/Harvester Room. Coffee, juice and donuts will be served.

Please RSVP online HERE by Monday, March 9.



St. Patrick's Day Party on Saturday, March 14

Click HERE to View/Download Order Form. Doors Open at 5:00 pm. All are invited to our St. Patricks’ Day Party in the Gym. Enjoy a delicious Corned Beef Dinner for $10.00 featuring Jack and Pat’s Famous Corned Beef, cabbage, vegetables and roll. Pizza & Chips for the kids are $3.00. Save your spot today by placing your order in advance! Send in your order with your name and cash or check payable to “SMI Men’s Club” and return to the...READ MORE


Religious Education's Mass & a Movie! - Saturday, March 21

All RE Families are invited to join us for our Spring Family Event on Saturday March 21, 2015.

Attend the 4:00 p.m. Mass and then join us for a movie in the gym while we share a meal together. Families can order a pizza to be delivered and waiting for you after Mass or you can bring your own picnic dinner. Pizza order forms are available HERE or in the RE office and are due February 28th. If you will be joining us and bringing your own dinner—please RSVP by March 14th. Questions? Call the RE office at 815-436-4501.

Olivewood Art from Bethlehem - March 14/15 & March 21/22
Bethlehem Gifts art work will be on sale in the Commons after all Masses on March 14/15 and March 21/22. The olivewood art is brought directly from Bethlehem, from artists and Christian families who make them and benefit from their distribution. The tradition of Olivewood carving in the Holy land has been handed down from father to son since the 12th century. Stop by the Commons for beautiful, unique gifts for Easter, First Holy Communion, or Mother’s Day.




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Masses Times

4:00 pm
7:30 am
9:00 am
9:01 am (Cana Hall)
10:45 am

12:15 pm
6:00 pm (Contemporary Mass)

5:30 pm (Church)
12:15 pm (Cana Hall)

10:30 am (Cana Hall)


7:30 am


2:00-4:00 pm (Church)
8:30-10:00 am 

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.