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Local faith events: April 22 through April 29


• 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 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 – 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

April 23

• 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

• “Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!” – 7 p.m., Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road, Joliet. Monthly prayer evening. Free. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments. For information, call 815-725-8735.

April 24

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

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

April 25

• 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

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. Speaker: Prince Wright will be speaking on the topic, "Hope Alive." Also a birthday celebration honoring the seventh birthday of the Center. Everyone welcome. For information, call 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. Also casual Shabbat Pesach buffet dinner by reservation. For information, call 815-436-3380.

April 26

• Shabbat services – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. For information, call 815-741-4600 or visit

April 27

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

April 28

• Divine Mercy Confession and Prayer Service – Confessions at 2 p.m. Service at 3 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield. Prayer Service with Veneration of the Divine Mercy image, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Divine Mercy Way of the Cross, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and Benediction and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Visit

• Divine Mercy Sunday – 3 p.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N Broadway, Joliet. Service and confessions.

• The Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima – 5:15 p.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Procession, Mass, talk, opportunity to be enrolled in the brown scapular. Call 815-726-4031.

April 29

• The Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima – 8:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Mass, rosary, Angelus. Call 815-726-4031.

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