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Local faith events: Aug.19 through Aug. 26


St. Joseph Academy accepting registration for the 2019-2020 school year – The academy, which provides an individualized education program for students from preschool through middle school, is located in the St. John the Baptist Resource Center at 403 N. Hickory Street in Joliet. The academy is a 9-year-old independent school cased on Montessori philosophy and Catholic tradition. Call 815-723-4567.

• St. Mary Magdalene accepting religious education registrations for the 2019-2020 school year – Classes begin Sept. 7, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet. For students in first through eighth grade. Call 815-727-4600 or 815-722-7653.

• St Mary Nativity School registration for the 2019-2020 school year – Preschool through grade eight. For a tour and more information, call 815-722-8518 or visit

• St. Mary Immaculate Parish School in Plainfield is now accepting registration for the 2019 to 2020 school year, preschool through eighth grade. For a tour and information, call 815-436-3953 or visit

Aug. 19

• Mary Margaret’s Rosary Group – 4 p.m.; also Aug. 5, St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031

• Catholics Returning Home – Six-week series. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mary Immaculate Parish, north wing room A, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Topic: "The Creed: What Catholics Believe." Registration requested. For information, call Deacon Tom O’Connell at 815-230-2241 or visit

Aug. 20

• Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031

• Celebrate Recovery – 6 p.m., Restoration Christian Church, 114 Channahon St., Shorewood. Bible-based teachings and music. Men and women in separate groups. Free and open to the public. For information, call Mike Vollmer at 815-545-6522 or visit

• Families United Overcoming Addiction-Substance Use Disorders – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email Sheree Stilwell at

Aug. 21

• Circle of Love – 9 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. Provides diapers and feminine hygiene products which cannot be purchased through the government assistance program.  For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit

• Faith and Economic Freedom – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Legacy Vineyard Church, 315 E 11th St., Lockport. Call 815-726-1155 or

• Wednesdays at LIFE Church Joliet – 7 p.m., Life Church Joliet, 714 Bethel Drive, Joliet. Worship, Bible study, activities for youth. For more information, call 815-355-6160 or visit

Aug. 22

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 5:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

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

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time for teens. Call or text 815-474-2569, email or visit or

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

Aug. 23

• Sorrowful Mother Novena – 6 p.m. St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet .
Call 815-726-4031 .

• Support Military Men and Women – 6 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Adoration Chapel, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. An hour of silent prayer. For information, contact Maria Prekop at or 312-259-6851.

Aug. 24

• Co-Dependents Anonymous – 8 to 9:30 a.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. 12-step program for healthy relationships. Call Nancy at 708-912-3056.

• Shabbat Services – 9:30 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or

• Saturday Evening Worship – 5 p.m., Christ Centered Church, 2800 Black road, Joliet. Saturday evening service consists of songs that align with the preaching of God’s word. Currently working through the Psummer Psalm Pseries. Call 815-342-3538 or visit

Aug. 25

City Community Worship Center launch – 9 a.m., 199 Mills Road, Joliet. Call 815-603-5875 or visit City Community Worship Center on Facebook.

• Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – 9:40 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• Contemporary Worship Service – 5 p..m.,United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Light dinner served after service. Call 815-485-8271 or visit

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