St. Mary Parish
A Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Our mission Statement:
To be led and to lead others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sun: 8:00am | 10:00am |
12 Noon (Spanish)
Vigil, Saturday: 4:00pm
Adoration Chapel is open:
Monday to Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
For almost 21 years, our parish community has been blessed to have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration on our campus. However, since the pandemic restrictions, we have had only limited Eucharistic Adoration in St Mary Church from 6pm to 10pm, Monday through Friday.
All of us can agree that we are facing many challenges in our world, country, church, and families. There is such a great need for people to pray, and to pray constantly as St Paul reminds us. (1 Thess. 5:17) With the need for people to pray in mind, our parish is looking to resume Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in St Mary Chapel. In order for us to open the Chapel 24/7, we need a lot of new adorers.
As you may remember, the goal of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is to have two people to cover each of the 24 hours. This requires people from all generations, young, middle-age, and older parishioners ‘to step up” for this important ministry.
St John Paul II encourages us: "Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him (Jesus) in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease.”
We are asking every parishioner, every parish family, to sign up for just one hour of Eucharistic Adoration a week so we can resume Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at St Mary's.
You can sign up by calling Rosa Espinosa at 630-965-5328 or https://stmaryplano.flocknote.com/signup/62126
Again, MANY NEW ADORERS are needed. Please invite your family, friends, and co-workers to become adorers.
Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the "King of Glory," respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628