Outdoor Concert - August 17

Outdoor Concert

Our annual Outdoor Concert will be held Saturday, August 17, after 5:00 PM Mass. The concert will be held on the “East Lawn” outside the entrance to the Parish Center.

For those who have not attended this before, it’s sort of like Ravinia, Woodstock, a Jimmy Buffett concert, and Ribfest all rolled into one — without an entry fee and without the crowd.

This is a free concert put on by the SMMP’s extremely talented choir members. Please bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, blankets, beach balls, bags games, Frisbees, and food and beverages. The use of a grill will be provided. Come and enjoy the music.

Bible Study 2019-20: Gospel of Mark

Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ

Beginning September 10, Join the SMM Bible Study Group
to explore The Gospel of Mark.

SMM Bible Study group invites you to join them in the study of the Gospel of Mark. By delving into this gospel you will deepen your understanding of the Bible in your spiritual life as a devoted Catholic. The study is open to everyone – new and veteran learners alike.

These 18 sessions beginning September 10, will transform your life by deepening your faith and gifting you with friendships.

We welcome back Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ as our knowledgeable and faith-filled leader. Sr. Marianne was the Director of Biblical Study and Travel Programs at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1991-2000.

For your convenience, both a morning and evening group are available (9:15-11:15 a.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.) Sessions are held in the COR Center. Your study book can be picked up in the parish office after August 15th for a donation of $75.00. To register for Bible Study,please call 630-369-0777.

Your Bible Study Guide can be picked up in the Parish Office. Lesson 1 should be completed by September 10th. Your donation of $75 helps to cover the cost of the study book and the instructor’s stipend.

Biblical Institute Preview Event — Monday, August 19

Biblical Institute

“COME AND SEE”
Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet
Preview Event

Monday, August 19
7:00 - 8:30 PM
COR Center

This Summer, the Diocese of Joliet registers new students for the Biblical Institute site at St. Margaret Mary (Year 2), Mondays 7-9 PM. Classes begin in September.

If you're interested in learning the Bible, but aren't sure if this is the program for you, join us for a BIDJ preview. You'll learn a lot about this great program as well as a few things about Cathoic Bible study that will help your experience of Scripture right now.

Jesus invited potential disciples to “come and see”. We invite you to “come and see” if BIDJ is what you need to deepen your relationship with Scripture and with Christ.

  • Learn about the Catholic approach to Scripture, and how this program uses it.
  • Meet a BIDJ instructor.
  • Talk to current BIDJ students.
  • Learn how this kind of Scripture study can help you grow in your Catholic faith.
  • See the resources used in this program.
  • Get a feel for a typical BIDJ class.
  • Ask your questions about BIDJ and about Bible study in general.

For more information about the Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet, visit www.dioceseofjoliet.org/bidj

CRHP Women Journey On — Sunday, August 25

Journey On

Sunday, August 25
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Upper Room

Be inspired by the women from Scripture. See how we too are called to be holy women and practice the virtues they practiced.

Mark your calendars for a wonderful evening with fellow CRHP women!

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