Experienced Catholic Elementary School Principal Sought

Applications are currently being accepted for a faith- filled, passionate, and dedicated educator to serve as Principal of St. Mary of Gostyn Catholic School (Downers Grove) beginning on July 1, 2016. The successful candidate must be a devout and practicing Catholic who upholds the teachings of the faith and who exemplifies an unwavering commitment to…


Unemployed and Looking for Direction?

St Mary Immaculate Parish has an Employment Ministry. They can hep you with writing a resume, build skills for interviewing and networking and get emotional/spiritual support. For more information contact Or call 815-436-2651 ext 815


Retirement Fund for Religious

It is time once again, for the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Please join me in heartfelt support of the 2015 appeal scheduled to take place December 12-13, 2015. Your efforts are vital to its success.


Care Companions

Anyone interested in being a Care Companion (driving, sitting with or running light errands) for parishioners who are going through cancer treatments. Please contact Sandy Book at 815-474-4896 Several of the families could use temporary assistance


Daybreak Sign Up Sunday

Please drop the food off at church between 5:45 and 6:00 pm on the 4th Friday of each month or call Caryl Hayes. Volunteers are needed to bring food as well as to collect, transport and serve the food. Our menu consists of Lasagna and/or Mostaccioli, salad, bread, dessert, juice and milk. Contact Caryl Hayes…


November – Month of Remembrance

We invite you to bring a framed picture of deceased Loved ones, a memorial prayer card,or newspaper in Memorial article and place them on a side table of remembrance ,giving thanks for their lives and honoring their memory, during the month of November. Please make sure that your name and phone number is on the back…


Volunteers Needed Holiday Bazaar

K of C Auxiliary is in need of volunteers for Holiday Bazaar on December 5 & 6. All volunteers in 8th gr –and up are welcome to contact Karen Johnson for more details at Without volunteers we will not be able to continue these free events.


Beef Raffle

The Knights of Columbus are selling their Beef Raffle tickets after all the masses. 1st prize is a quarter of a steer, 2nd prize is a $50 Manna card and 3rd prize is a $25 Manna card. Tickets are $5 a piece and only 300 will be sold. Drawing will take place on Sunday, December…


Manna News

The holidays will be here before we know it. Please keep manna cards in mind when planning your parties and dinners. We have Jewel, Mariano’s, Meijer and Wal-Mart available. You can use manna cards when doing your Christmas shopping or use them as gifts. A large variety of $10 cards are in stock. They are…


Caregiver support

St. Francis Xavier is reaching out to parish members engaged in the roll of caregiving. Many times families are faced with decisions regarding the well-being of their loved ones. If you had thought about finding help, but not sure where to turn, maybe we can be of assistance. If the interest is there we are…