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CHURCH BULLETINS: 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 were on sale through May 3. For additional information, call the church at (815) 942-1145.

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.

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

Midewin Prairie will be detailed at breakfast

Wendy Tresowthick from Midewin National  Tall-grass Prairie will share information on the vast treasures to be enjoyed at the prairie.

Her presentation will take place when the Joliet Area Christian Women gather for breakfast at Joliet Country Club,  1009 Spencer Road Joliet, on Wednesday, May 15.

The speaker during the meeting, which runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m., will be Anitra Spangler from Manteno.
Spangler is an active farm wife and mother of four who, after a good childhood, married into a large farming operation.

She will share how she learned that, with God’s love, we can survive anything in her talk “Dead Ends are Only Bends in the Road!”

A free nursery will be provided off site during the meeting. The cost for breakfast is $12, inclusive.

To make reservation, call Sonya at (815) 727-1626.

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

Memorial Day Mass to be in cemetery

To celebrate Memorial Day, St. Mary Immaculate Parish will celebrate morning Mass at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, 1519 N. Naperville/Plainfield Road, Plainfield.

Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair.

If there is inclement weather, Mass will take place at the Church at 9 a.m. Please note there will NOT be a 7:30 a.m. morning Mass this day.

The St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery is approximately one mile northeast of Illinois 59 and a mile southwest of 135th St. in Plainfield.

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

‘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.

Mazon Methodists to host 5K event June 1

MAZON — The 3rd annual Mazon United Methodist 5K Run/Walk will be held on June 1.

Race-day registration, and pre-registered entrant pick-up, will begin at 7:30 a.m. under the pavilion at the Mazon City Park.

The race will start at 9 a.m. on Seneca Street in Mazon and follow a well-marked, certified course.

Pre-registration is available at, or e-mail for an entry form.  (Pre-registration guarantees you a T-shirt.)

Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, and medals will go to the top three in each age/gender category.

In addition, church mugs will be given to the trophy winners and first-place medal winners.

Procession will mark Corpus Christi June 2

On Sunday, June 2, St. Mary Immaculate Parish will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic Procession following the 12:15 p.m. Mass.

Eucharistic processions have been a principal feature and tradition of the feast’s celebration by the faithful for over 700 years.

This year on the Feast of Corpus Christi, the church will mark the 11-year Anniversary of Eucharistic Adoration at St. Mary Immaculate Parish.

For more information on the Feast of Corpus Christi or Eucharistic Adoration at SMIP, call (815) 603-2350 or email

St. Mary Immaculate Parish is at 15629 S. Illinois 59, Plainfield.
For more information about St. Mary Immaculate Parish, please call (815) 436-2651 or go to

Healing Service will follow Mass June 2

On Sunday, June 2, at 1:30pm, immediately following the 12:15 p.m Mass, a Healing Prayer Service will be held in St. Mary Immaculate Church.

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

The July Healing Service will at 1:30 p.m., July 7, the first Sunday of the month.
St. Mary Immaculate Parish is at 15629 S. Illinois 59, Plainfield.

For more information about St. Mary Immaculate Parish, please call (815) 436-2651 or go to

Letter writing effort planned for June 9

Nothing lifts spirits like a letter from home.

Write to our military men and women from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 9, in the gym at St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield.

Church members will also be collecting the troops’ most-needed items, including Slim Jims; jelly (32-ounce or less; no glass containers); mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup (individual packets); crackers (one-pound box or less); toilet paper; cereal bars; gently used magazines/books; foot powder (20 ounce or less), body wash (18 ounce or less), microwave popcorn, anti-itch and antibiotic creams, and greeting cards.

Drop your donations into the collection box in the Commons the June 8-9 weekend.

If you have questions, ontact Maria Prekop via email or phone at (312) 259-6851 or Donna Hoban via email at or phone at (815) 254-0622.

St. Mary Immaculate Parish is at 15629 S. Illinois 59 in Plainfield. For more information, visit or call (815) 436-2651.

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