Hundreds of St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield parishioners will be volunteering their time and talent on a myriad of projects on October 27, Make a Difference Day, A Day of Faith and Service to Bring Jesus to Others.
It’s a great opportunity for everyone (families, young adults, seniors, teens, and youth) to join on one (or more) of our faith and service projects, providing people-power to help households or organizations in need in the Plainfield community. You can help build fellowship within our parish and our community by giving of yourself during this exciting day.
The Saturday, October 27 schedule starts at 7:30 a.m. with Daily Mass in the Church. At 8:00 a.m. a Blessing of Volunteers will send our teams to their projects. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. they will complete assorted Faith and Service Projects, benefiting the Parish and those throughout the community, with durations of 1 to 2 hours each, all day long.
Projects include shifts of prayer in Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; projects on the parish grounds, both indoors and outside; and community projects including helping at the Food Pantry, Nursing Homes, Fire & Police Departments, Neighborhoods, and more. And you can get your car washed for free – just pull into the church parking lot, just pull into the church parking lot between 9:00am and 3:00pm.
At 4:00 p.m. the Saturday Parish Vigil Mass will recognize volunteers and their day’s service and at 5:00 p.m. a dinner for all volunteers will be served in the St. Mary Immaculate Gym
Sign-ups to volunteer for specific projects are continuing after weekend Masses. Parishioners can stop in the Narthex or Commons to check out and sign-up for a project. To suggest or coordinate a project, please contact Cindy Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-436-2651 ext. 889.
St. Mary Immaculate Parish is located at 15629 South Rt. 59, in Plainfield. It is a vibrant, welcoming Catholic community with over 100 ministries serving the Plainfield area. For more information about St. Mary Immaculate Parish, or any of its many services, please call 815-436-2651 or visit us at www.smip.org.