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,
Reservations are required by Friday, Mar. 13th at 7:00 pm
For more info contact Laura Van Ham at 815-436-2651, ext. 887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lent Schedule and Lenten Regulations
New Catholic Moms' Group at SMI
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
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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full Parish Calendar
9:01 am (Cana Hall)
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.