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Devotions

Grundy County area church briefs

Mission Grundy

Christian Youth Center is hosting a day of service from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4. Students will be able to participate in community Service Projects with Grundy Three-Rivers Habitat for Humanity, Grundy Housing Authority, Narvick House and We Care of Grundy County. Permission slips, necessary for the Habitat for Humanity project, are available at cycmorris.com. The first 75 students to return a permission slip will receive a free T-shirt.

Mother’s Day Celebration

The Village Christian Church would like to invite you to a special Mother’s Day Celebration. We’ll be celebrating all women. Ladies, we want you to know how valued, loved, and beautiful you are. And, most importantly, how much God thinks about you. You have four service times to choose from: Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. There will be fruit kabobs just for the women, a family photo area, and an Edible Arrangement giveaway at all services. Everyone is welcome, invite your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. We look forward to seeing you there. The Village Christian Church is located at 8965 S. Bell Rd. in Minooka. Learn more about The Village at thevillagechristianchurch.com.

Peace Lutheran Church

• Free yoga class at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday night

Immaculate Conception Church, Morris

• The rosary is recited every Tuesday at church. All are welcome to join each and every week they are available to come. 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays

• The Stitchery Group meets each Wednesday in the Church Narthex. Bring your crocheting or knitting and join the group. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays

• The PADS shelter at Immaculate Conception Parish is open through April. It provides a place to sleep, eat dinner and breakfast, as well as a sack lunch to go. If you would like to volunteer for our Parish please contact Joanne Morrall at 815-942-8389 or Kris Werden 815-942-5338. Opens at 7 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.

• Organizations from the parish help with preparation and serving of coffee and doughnuts after Mass one weekend each month in the Narthex of the Church. Stop by after Mass and visit while enjoying refreshments.

Feeding the Hungry in The Minooka Area

The Village Christian Church partners with Reclaim3d and Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide 10,000 pounds of food to families that are struggling in our community. If you need help, please come on out to The Village Christian Church, located at 8965 S. Bell Rd, in Minooka on Wednesday, May 29 at 5:30 pm. No registration, proof of income, or ID. is required. The new distribution time starts at 5:30 pm and is first come, first served. It usually wraps up at 6:30 pm, or when the food is all handed out. Bring a box or basket to carry the food. You may go through the line again after everyone has been served if there is food still left. Future dates will be Monday, July 29, Monday, Aug. 26, and the last one will be Monday, Oct. 28. If you would like to volunteer, please arrive at 5 p.m. Learn more about The Village at thevillagechristianchurch.com.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church

The church is located at 195 South Kankakee Street in Coal City. Reverend Robert Noesen presides over weekend masses Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 and 11:15 a.m. Confessions are heard from 3:20 to 3:45 on Saturday. Daily Mass and Devotions: Monday – 8 a.m. rosary, communion service; Tuesday – 8 rosary, communion service at Immaculate Conception in Braidwood; Wednesday – 8 a.m., rosary, confessions, Mass, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena; Thursday – 8 a.m., rosary, Mass at Immaculate Conception; Friday – 8 a.m. rosary Mass at Assumption. First Friday of the month – 8 a.m. Rosary, Confession, Mass; First Saturday of the month – 8 a.m. rosary, Immaculate Conception Novena Mass with the distribution of the Sacrament of the Sick. Monthly Devotional prayers (Novena) to our Lord and His servant, Saint Peregrine, patron saint of those who suffer with cancer or any incurable disease or condition, Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – First Tuesday of every month following the 6:30 p.m. Mass. Mother of the Eucharist Perpetual Adoration Chapel is across from the church at 195 South Kankakee Street. The chapel is a place of silent prayer in the presence of Jesus Christ, truly present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is solemnly exposed for adoration 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Everyone is encouraged to stop in anytime, make regular visits and sign up for a specific time of adoration each week. Visit Stmaryassumptionparish.org for more information.

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