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Local faith events: Sept. 2 through Sept. 9

Sept. 2

• Labor Day Mass – 9 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. No 7:30 a.m. Mass today. Call 815-436-2651 or visit

Sept. 3

• 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

Sept. 4

• 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

• Orthodox Study classes – 7 p.m., St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000, Barber Lane, Joliet. Orthodox and non-Orthodox welcome. Led by Led by Rev. Mykola Bodnarchuk, pastor, who has a doctorate in theology from St. Petersburg Theological Academy. First and third Wednesdays of the month. Email

Sept. 5

• 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.

Sept. 6

• The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Rosary Walk – 10 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Cemetery, 601 W. Caton Farm Road, Joliet. Call 815-641-6197

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

• Shabbat Services – 7 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or

Sept. 7

• First Saturday Devotion/Rosary – After 7:30 a.m. Mass, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651.

• 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.

• First Saturday Devotion Prayers – 9 a.m., Church of St. Jude, 2212 McDonough St., Joliet. All welcome.

• St. Anne/St. Ambrose Religious Education – 9 a.m., St. Ambrose Church, 1711 Burry Circle, Crest Hill. For more information, email Sister Mary Francis at

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

Sept. 8

• Catholic High School Information Fair – 8:30 to noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish School, 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. Aurora Central Catholic High School, Benet Academy (Lisle), Joliet Catholic Academy, Marmion Academy (Aurora), Montini High School (Lombard), Providence Catholic High School (New Lenox), Rosary High School (Aurora), St. Francis High School (Wheaton). For information, call 815-436-2651.

• Hebrew and Religious School – 9 a.m. to noon, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit

• Renewal Sunday, Backpack Blessing and Ministry Fair – Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames. Kids: bring backpacks to be blessed during the 9 a.m. worship service. At 10 a.m., explore all the ministries and activities the church offers. Sunday School for age 3 through fifth grade is 10:15 to 11 a.m. Call 815-467-5275 or visit

• 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

• St. Mary Nativity Parish Holy Hour – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., nightly through Sept. 13,  Sept 8-13, SMN, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. Confessions, preached meditation. Theme: "Holy Mary, Cause of Our Joy." Call 815-726-4031

• The Artist’s Way Study Group – 7 p.m., Sundays, through Nov. 24, United Methodist Church, 339 W Haven Ave., New Lenox. 12-week course in discovering and recovering your creative self, using the principles, practices, and guidelines articulated in the book by Julia Cameron. Bring a copy of "The Artist’s Way," a blank journal and a favorite writing. The course will explore contemplative creativity through the arts for the sake of deepening connection to God. RSVP to For more information call 815-485-8271

Sept. 9

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

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