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Faith

Local faith events Aug. 9 through Aug. 16

Aug. 9

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 6:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

• Morning Mass – 8:15 a.m., Saint James at Sag Bridge, 10600 Archer Ave., Lemont. Morning Mass said each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:15 am. For information, call 630-257-7000 or visit historicstjames.org.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to 1:30 p.m.; also Aug. 16, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• St. Joseph Academy Open House Week – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also Aug. 10. Also 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 11 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 12. Located in the school formerly occupied by St. John the Baptist Catholic School at 403 N. Hickory Street in Joliet. To arrange a private tour, call 815-723-4567.

• Midweek Connections with Pastor Randy – 1:30 to 2 p.m.; also Aug. 16, Families of Faith, 24466 W. Eames St., Channahon. Good, old-fashioned Bible preaching, music from a hymnal and fellowship and snacks after service. For information, call
815-467-6846 or visit fofmin.org.

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call 815-342-3538 or visit www.fbcjoliet.org.

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school); also Aug. 16, United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades 3 to 6. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also Aug. 16, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. Topic: "Christianity 101." For information, call 815-474-2569, email info@thecenterjoliet.org or visit www.thecenterjoliet.org or Facebook.com/thecenterjoliet.

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m.; also Aug. 16, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also Aug. 16, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

• Bad Girls of the Bible – Noon or 7 p.m.; also Aug. 16, Plainfield Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 24020 W Fraser Road, Plainfield. Attend one sessions or all six sessions. For more information, call 815-436-9441.

Aug. 10

• Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Fish fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Bingo – Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards begin at 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School,
702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Movie and a Mass – 8 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield Featured film: "UP." Bring lawn chairs and blanket. Event moved to gym if inclement weather. For more information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

Aug. 11

• Saturday services – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

Aug. 12

• Blessing of Backpacks – 9 a.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• Student Ministry Kick-off Night – 6 to 8 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox To volunteer, email Ryan Hesslau at ryan@umcnl.com. For more information, call 815-485-8271.

Aug. 13

• Chapel Bible study – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. New members encouraged. For topic and information, call 815-485-8271.

Aug. 14

• Bible study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Book of Genesis. For information, call Denise Adelmann at 815-838-0337.

• Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil Mass – 4 p.m.; also Aug. 15: 7 a.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Polish), Holy Cross, 830 Elizabeth St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary – 4 p.m.; also 6 p.m. Aug. 15, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet, Holy day of obligation for Catholics. For information, call 815-722-7653.

• Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil Mass – 7 p.m. Also Aug. 15: 8:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m., St. Mary, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses – 7 p.m.; also Aug. 15: 7:30 a.m. (English, church), noon (English, church), rosary 6:15 p.m. (church), 7 p.m. (church), 7 p.m. (Spanish, Cana), 8:30 p.m. (Polish, Cana), St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

Aug. 15

• Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary – 7:30 a.m., St. Bernard Catholic Church, Sterling and High Streets, Joliet. Holy day of obligation for Catholics. For information, call 815-726-4474.

• Confession – 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• AWANA – 6:15 p.m., Parker Road Bible Church, 18512 Parker Road, Mokena. Kids learn Bible verses, sing songs and play games. For information, call 708-463-1125.

• Calvary Quartet of Orland Park – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Some a cappella, and some songs with pianist Royce Laverman. Free will offering benefits Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event at First Presbyterian. in November.

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