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CHURCH BULLETINS: UFO abductions examined at Lifetree Café

The possible existence of extraterrestrial life will be examined at Lifetree Café at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at The Shrimp Barn, Minooka.

This Lifetree event features a filmed interview with Stan Romanek, who has reported more than 100 extraterrestrial encounters. The Lifetree film explores his personal stories of alien abduction.

Romanek authored “Messages: The World’s Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Stories.” His video of an alien-looking figure peeking in his window has attracted the attention of UFO enthusiasts, as well as skeptics.

According to Lifetree Café representative Craig Cable, the Lifetree event will invite accounts from local people who believe they’ve seen unidentified flying objects. He said, “Thoughts of life on other planets have implications that fascinate some people and scare others.”

The Lifetree film also includes an interview with a former Washington attorney who explains a 2009 Vatican announcement about the possibility of life on other planets.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Lifetree Café is located at The Shrimp Barn, 125 W. Mondamin St., Minooka.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Pastor Scott Lohman at (630) 379-1477 or

St. Anne’s Sewing Circle to meet July 13

PLAINFIELD, Ill. — St. Mary Immaculate Parish’s sewing circle meets on the second Saturday of each month.

This group mends clothing and household items and sew on buttons, badges and hems (at no cost) for parishioners and the community.

Drop off your items and pick them up on the same day in the Small Meeting Room in the Commons. There is a three-item limit.

The next drop-off will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13.  Pick up is noon to 2 p.m.

If you would like to join our ministry or have any questions, please contact Mary Madura at (815) 725-7903; or, or Diane Ziemba at (815) 609-9224; or

For more information, call 815-436-2651 or visit us at

Pray July 19 for those serving in military

On the third Friday of each month, all are invited to devote an hour to pray for those who wear our uniforms.

Come on Friday, July 19, to pray in the St. Mary Immaculate Adoration Chapel at 6 p.m.

It is one way the church’s Military Ministry provides spiritual support to military families who have loved ones currently deployed and to remember those who are giving and have given so much of themselves through their unselfish service to our country.

For further information, please contact Maria Prekop at (312) 259-6851 or or Donna Hoban at (815) 254-0622 or

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


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