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Faith

Local faith events: April 15 through April 22

Ongoing:

• Donations Needed – Snack pack foods for children, gently used spring clothes, and office supplies for the Cookson Hills Methodist Mission in Oklahoma. Drop off at United Methodist Church, 339 Haven Ave. New Lenox, during April. Call 815-485-8271.

April 15

• 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: "Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation." Registration requested. For information, call Deacon Tom O’Connell at 815-230-2241 or visit www.smip.org.

April 16

Living Stations of the Cross at St. Mary Nativity – 2:15 p.m., Saint Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Eighth grade students will present. 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 rccnow.org

• Sacrament of Reconciliation – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; also April 17, St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• 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 shereestilwell@comcast.net.

• Festival of Faith: A Cantata by Joseph M. Martin – 7 p.m., April 16, St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. Second Ave., New Lenox. Under the direction of Tom Labanauskas. Performed by the St. Jude music ministry choirs and orchestra with guest vocalists. Free. All welcome.

April 17

• 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 www.1umclockport.org.

• Grief Support Group – 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, through May 29. St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. All topics discussed are confidential. For more information, call Patricia Weiskop at 815-723-7141.

• 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.

• Kidz Club – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Preschool to fourth grade. Learn about Christian values through music, art, science, storytelling, drama, games, cooking and videos. Light snack. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• Youth Small Group Ministry – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Grades five through 12. Fellowship and discussion. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org

• 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 lcjoliet.org.

• TeamKID – 7 to 8 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church,  15801 IL-59, Plainfield, Bible skills, missions and fun. Call 815-436-2380 or visit fbcplainfield.com.

• Tenebrae – 7 p.m., The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, 604 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet. Choral music by Allegri, Anerio, Farrant, Palestrina, Sheppard and Victoria. Free will offering benefits the cathedral’s sacred music program. Call 815-722-6653 ext. 218 or music@straymond.net.

April 18

• Holy Thursday – Confession is 8 to 9:30 a.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper is at 7 p.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Night prayer is 30 minutes after Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continuing to 11 p.m. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• 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.

• Thursday Morning Scripture Reflection at St. Francis Woods – 9 to 10:30 a.m., Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 9201 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort. Every Thursday – except Christmas and New Year's day – to Mother's Day. Registration not required.

• 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 www.jolietjewishcongregation.com

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

• 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.

• Maundy Thursday – 7 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E McArdle Road, Coal City. Call 815-634-8670 or visit coalcityum.org.

• Maundy Thursday – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 S Washington St., Lockport. Worship with Communion. Call 815-838-1017 or visit 1umclockport.org.

• Holy Thursday – 7 p.m., Holy Cross Church, 826 Elizabeth St., Joliet. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continuing to 11 p.m. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• Maundy Thursday – 7 to 8 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 25050 W Eames St. Channahon. The story of Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples Includes Holy Communion. Call 815-467-6875 or visit resurrectionchannahon.org.

• "The Living Last Words" – 7:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 200 E Jackson St., Morris. Musical drama based on Jesus' seven last words. Call 815-942-1871 or visit firstpresmorris.org.

April 19

• Divine Mercy Novena – 9 a.m. through April 27 (10 a.m on Easter Sunday), St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Good Friday Walk – 10 to 11 a.m., Lions Park, 8875 McEvilly Road in Minooka. Gather with community churches as they walk Jesus' final days. with scripture, drama and song. Children, strollers and pets welcome.

• 43rd New Lenox Walk of the Cross – 10 a.m. Begins at St. Jude Catholic Church,, 241 W. Second Ave., New Lenox. All denominations welcome. Hosted by New Lenox Ministerial Association. In the event of torrential rainfall, the entire service will be at St. Jude Church. Call 815-485-8271.

• Community Cross Walk – Noon. Starting at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church
925 E. 9th St., Lockport.

• Ecumenical Prayer Service – Noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Plainfield. Shared scripture, prayer and hymns led by clergy and musicians from Plainfield area Christian churches. Hosted by Plainfield Ministerial Association. Free will offering benefits the Plainfield Ministerial Association Crisis Fund.

• Good Friday – Confessions are noon to 2 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord's Passion is at 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross is 7 p.m. Confessions are 8 to 9 p.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• A Good Friday Cross Walk – 1 to 3 p.m., St. John's UCC, 11100 2nd St. Mokena, second stop is Mokena UMC, 10901 W. LaPorte Rd. Mokena and final destination is Immanuel Lutheran Church, 10731 W. LaPorte Road. Call 708-479-1110. 

• Good Friday – Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m.. Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 7 p.m. Holy Cross Church, 826 Elizabeth St., Joliet. Polish. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• Good Friday Service – 7 to 8 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W Eames St, Channahon. All welcome. Call 815-467-5275 or visit channahonumc.org.

• Good Friday Service – 7 p.m., Restoration Christian Church, 114 Channahon St., Shorewood. Live worship and Communion. Call 815-630-5622.

April 20

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

• Holy Saturday – 11 a.m. (blessing of food, English), 1 to 3 p.m. (confession in Polish), 2 and 3 p.m. (blessing of food, Polish), and 8 p.m. (Easter vigil, Polish), Holy Cross Church, 826 Elizabeth St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• Holy Saturday – Noon (blessing of food) and 8 p.m. (vigil Mass), St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031.

April 21

• Easter Sunday – 6 a.m. (Polish), 9 a.m. (English) and 10:30 a.m. (Polish), Holy Cross Church, 826 Elizabeth St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• Easter Services – 6:30 a.m. (sunrise, breakfast follows), 9 and 10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (contemporary), United Methodist Church, 339 W Haven Ave., New Lenox.

• Easter Sunday – 6:30 a.m. (sunrise) 8 and 10:30 a.m. (worship), 9 to 10:15 a.m. (Easter breakfast), 9:15 a.m. (Sunday school for all ages with Easter egg hunt), Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E McArdle Road, Coal City. Call 815-634-8670 or visit coalcityum.org.

• Easter Sunday – 7 and 10:30 a.m. and noon, St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031.

• Easter Sunday – 7:30 a.m. (sunrise service), 8 a.m. (Easter breakfast), 9 a.m. (Easter egg hunt), 10:30 a.m. (Easter worship, no Communion), First United Methodist Church, 1000 S Washington St., Lockport. Call 815-838-1017 or visit 1umclockport.org.

Easter Services – 8:30 a.m. to noon, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. Three separate and different services. Come to one, two or all three. Call 815-467-2265 or visit thevillagechristianchurch.com.

• Easter Services – 9 or 11 a.m.,Restoration Christian Church, 114 Channahon St., Shorewood. Live worship and Communion. Call 815-630-5622.

• Easter at Christ Centered church – 10 a.m. to noon, American Legion Post 1080, 2625 Ingalls Ave., Joliet. Email connect@yourc3ministry.com.

• Easter Service – 10 to 11:30 a.m., Faith Baptist Church of Goose Lake, 3950 Goose Lake Road, Morris. Guest speaker is Brent Sivnskty. Also a special kids service with an Easter egg hunt to follow. Call 815-942-0675 or visit faithbaptistofmorris.com.

• "Calvary's Love" Easter cantata – 10:45 a.m., Victory Baptist Church, 13550 S. U.S. Route 6, Mokena. Call 815-726-7729.

April 22

• Divine Mercy DVD – After 9 a.m. through April 26, St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Easter Monday – 7 p.m., Holy Cross Church, 826 Elizabeth St., Joliet. Polish. For information, 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 BelieveRegistration requested. For information, call Deacon Tom O’Connell at 815-230-2241 or visit www.smip.org.

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