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CHURCH BULLETINS: Knights sponsoring blood drive May 4

St. Mary of Minooka’s  Knights of Columbus  are sponsoring a Community Blood Drive on May 4 at Minooka Jr High at the corner of Ridge Road and McEvilly Road.

Donation times are from 7:30 a.m. until noon Appointments are preferred and can be made via phone at (815) 521-1970, email to, or

Walk ins are always welcome.

Consider giving the gift of life to people in need. You never know when you will be that person.

Rock-A-Thon will help fund VBS in Gardner

GARDNER — The Church of Hope in Gardner is having a Rock-A-Thon on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gazebo in downtown Gardner.

The event will raise funds to pay for the Vacation Bible School scheduled in June for all area children. There is no charge for children attending.

The VBS will be held in the evening with food served to the children.

Anyone interested in rocking or sponsoring a rocker can call the Church of Hope at (815) 237-8312 or (815) 237-2287.

This fun time will be held the weekend of the Rt. 66 Red Corridor, where you can watch the antique vehicles as they travel the “Mother Road.”

Healing Service slated in Plainfield on May 5

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, immediately following the 12:15 p.m. Mass, a healing prayer service will be held in St. Mary Immaculate Church in Plainfield.

After a short scripture reading and prayer, each individual will be offered the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

The June healing service will at 1:30 p.m. June 2, on the first Sunday of the month.

St. Mary Immaculate Parish is at 15629 S. Illinois 59, Plainfield.

Church Marthas set luncheon for May 7

COAL CITY - The Marthas from Assumption Catholic Church are hosting their annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berst Center.

Following the luncheon, Bunco and Euchre will be played with prizes to be awarded.

Luncheon tickets are $8 per person, and $5 for Bunco and Euchre.

Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the luncheon.

Carry-outs will be available.

Everyone is welcome — ladies and gentlemen.

Mother-Daughter style show, banquet May 11

The Activities Committee at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris invites the community to a Mother-Daughter Banquet and Style Show on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m.

Join church members to honor your mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter, or special friend.

Treat them to a very nice luncheon and a spectacular style show.

There will be adults and children modeling the lastest spring fashions.

Tickets are on sale through May 3. Adult tickets are $10 each, and children’s tickets are $5 each. Call the church at (815) 942-1145 to purchase tickets.

UMW will host salad luncheon in Braceville

BRACEVILLE — The Methodist Women of the Braceville United Meth-odist Church are hosting a salad luncheon on Wednesday, May 15.

Held at the church, at 106 W Gould St., Braceville, lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The cost per person is $7; preschool children eat for free. Carry outs will be available.

All are invited to enjoy delectable food and delightful fellowship.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (815) 237-8512.

Men’s Catechism Circle next meets on May 20

PLAINFIELD — All men are encourged to attend the monthly Men’s Catechism Circle meeting in the St. Mary Immaculate Parish Library.

Participants study the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” and receive a practical teaching on living out our faith.

The group meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, May 20.

For more information, contact Dutch McCann at (815) 436-8072.

St. Mary Immaculate Parish is located at 15629 South Illinois 59, in Plainfield.

For more information about St. Mary Immaculate Parish, or any of its many services, please call 815-436-2651 or visit us at

‘Basement Sale’ slated for end of this month

Peace Lutheran Church, 101 Candlelight Lane, Mor-ris, will have its bi-annual “Basement Sale” on May 30, 31 and June 1.

The sale will also feature a BBQ Cafe, bake sale, and a quilt raffle.

If you have clean, gently used items you would like to donate (no adult clothing), please call (815) 942-1010 or email

Deadline for donations is May 20.

Watch the Classified Ads for dates/times and additional info.


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