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St. Mary Immaculate Parish

2021 Make a Difference Day

October 16- A Day of Faith and Service to Bring Jesus to Others

Make it a Day to Make a Difference!  There are many meaningful, family-oriented service projects available to help those in our community. 

Start with daily Mass at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Volunteer Blessing at 9:30 a.m.  You can sign up to attend or watch through our livestream.  Perform your chosen service project(s) between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Finish your day of service with Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m. in the church.

To help keep everyone safe, masks are required for all indoor projects.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

Thank you!

Created by:   Pam Angelus
 
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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT)

Mobile Food Pantry Parking Lot Attendant

Direct incoming autos into lines to await food distribution. Must be 16 or older. All voluneers must wear closed toe shoes,and a reflective vest, if they have one. Event is held rain or shine, so prepare for weather.

10/12/2021 (Tue) SMI Parking Lot 
3:30pm - 6:00pm (5)  
2 of 5 slots filled
Sherrie Chapman
Tim Malec

Mobile Food Pantry Loaders

Food is prepacked in boxes. Loaders place boxes into shopping cars OR from shopping cart into client's car. Must be 16 or older. Closed toe shoes and a reflective vest, if they have one. Held rain or shine.

10/12/2021 (Tue) SMI Parking Lot 
4:00pm - 6:00pm (14)  
13 of 14 slots filled
Sue Jones
Linda Hanley
William Hanley
Laurie Hovland
Ross Alcazar (2)
Anette Estes (2)
Carlso Cisneros
Carlos C
Kati Ardaugh
Eileen Wiencek Wiencek
Arl & Sydney Yates (2)

Mobile Food Pantry Shopping Cart

Push a shopping cart to be loaded from the pallet over to the cars receiving. Continue this pattern. Must be 16 or older. Closed toe shoes and a reflective vest, if they have one. Event is held rain or shine.

10/12/2021 (Tue) SMI Parking Lot 
4:00pm - 6:00pm (8)  
All slots filled
SUE MEYER
Pam Angelus
Father Pat Mulcahy
Jean Cilione
Fr John Regan
Scott Wiacek
Diane Brunsting (2)

Mobile Food Pantry Hard Stop Greeter

As clients approach to receive food, greeters stop car at their station and inquire where they would like food loaded. This position has direct contact with clients and needs to pay attention to details and safety. Must be 16 or older.

10/12/2021 (Tue) SMI Parking Lot 
4:00pm - 6:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Cheryl Pirc
Margaret O'Leary
Diane Brunsting

SMI Indoor Project - Art & Enviroment Cleanup Closet

Help clean up the Art/Enviroment Closet area. Masks are required.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Church 
12:00pm - 1:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Maryam Abdul-Kader
Ben Zielinski
Christina Abarca (3)
Luz Chavez

SMI Indoor Project - Church Pew Cleaning

Families can do this activity. Requires Jr. High students and older only. (working with cleaning solution) Bring old towels & cotton cloths. Masks are required.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Church 
12:00pm - 1:30pm (20)  
18 of 20 slots filled
Gina McClowry (3)
Gina, Juliana, and Elena McClowry
Kristen Feiza
John Ward (5)
Knights of the Holy Temple
Evelyn/Erin Jude (2)
sue mccann (3)
me, eden & david
Brett & Brooke Mouw
Griselda Mata (2)
Laura Fara

SMI Indoor Project - Eucharistic Adoration

Spend some quiet time with Jesus in Adoration in the Church. Masks are required.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Church 
9:30am - 10:00am (20)  
11 of 20 slots filled
Virginia Lovell-Mladic (2)
Carol Rossini
Darlene Albeza (2)
Medy Knurek (2)
MARIA CAPETILLO
Yahdira Vargas (2)
Mike Burns
Chuirch 
10:00am - 10:30am (20)  
3 of 20 slots filled
Sharon Spellman
Medy Knurek (2)
Church 
10:30am - 11:00am (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
Sharon Spellman
Virginia Hawkins
11:00am - 11:30am (20)  
7 of 20 slots filled
Mary Michalski
I will pray during this time
Isabel Chavez (3)
Mary Blanford
Maria Pulido
Antonio Saucedo Sr
I will pray during this time
11:30am - 12:00pm (20)  
7 of 20 slots filled
Elizabeth Pech
Gianna García (3)
Nancy Finnicum
A Prohl (2)

SMI Indoor Project - Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Donate Blood and see how easy it is to help save a life! Age 16-18 must have parental permission. Mask Required.

10/16/2021 (Sat) GYM Face Mask Required 
8:30am - 9:00am (6)  
All slots filled
Sue Jones
Michael Bertnik
Jose Prado
Cecila Prado
Sue Ann Schomer
Kenneth Spreitzer
GYM Face Mask Required. 
9:00am - 9:30am (6)  
All slots filled
Robert Goettert
Robert Goettert
Terrence Cavanaugh
Richard Alberti
Shirley Catalanello
James Catalanello
9:30am - 10:00am (6)  
All slots filled
Dean Herman
Michael McCauley
Lynn Baranak (2)
Austin Baranak also
Ethel M (2)
Shan H
10:00am - 10:30am (6)  
All slots filled
Karen Puckett
Rusti Duchek
Micheline Basile
Roberta Gerst-Backode
Deborah Schroeder (2)
10:30am - 11:00am (6)  
All slots filled
Kim Miller
Nancy Hill
Raul Gonzalez
Mariola Sperlik
Angela Hass
John Moberg
11:00am - 11:30am (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Stacy Straub
Steve Grojean
Jennifer Kourlesis
Michael D'Aversa
Scheduled on Versiti
Brian Bultman
11:30am - 12:00pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Tonya Davis (2)
John and Tonya
12:00pm - 12:30pm (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled
Rich Kucera
12:45 appt.
Sandra Nycz
Gregory Strong

SMI Indoor Project - Legion of Mary Rosary Making

Make rosaries for those in our community and beyond. All materials will be provided. For safety, we are spacing our work tables appropriately. Masks are required.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Stewardship/Unity 
9:30am - 11:30am (40)  
23 of 40 slots filled
Paul Stadtherr
Ardith Reed
Elizabeth Pech
Pamela Hirtz
Maryam Abdul-Kader
Joseph Jezuit
Lisa Jezuit
Ethel M
Bill Todd
Debbie Shimek (2)
Janet Nunez (2)
Evangelina Padilla (3)
Emily Pedziwater (2)
Luz Contreras
Linda Escamilla
Dennis Burke (3)
12:00pm - 2:00pm (40)  
22 of 40 slots filled
Emily Ramirez
3 people
Christina Abarca (3)
Bill Todd
Wendy Gall (3)
Luz Chavez (3)
Ines Carlon
Luz Chavez (3)
Esperanza Quinones
Lorena Patino
Linda Escamill
Luz Contreras
Nancy Martínez (3)

SMI Indoor Project - New Life for Old Bags

Upcycle plastic bags to make sleeping mats for the homeless in our community and beyond. All materials will be provided. For safety, we are spacing our work tables appropriately. Masks are required.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Faith Sharing Harvester 
9:30am - 11:30pm (40)  
17 of 40 slots filled
Shelly Schwartz
Shelly Schwartz
Erinn Henes (4)
Christina Abarca (3)
Beata Moberg (5)
Celia Cavada (3)
Ines Carlon
12:00pm - 2:00pm (40)  
10 of 40 slots filled
Karen Puckett (3)
Kyle Puckett and Emma Puckett will attend (14 year old) and myself
Dennis Schmitz (2)
Jim And Nancy Sinclair (3)
Jaramillo Family
dorothy curry

Home Project- St. Anne's Sewing Circle

Special projects.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Home Project 
9:30am - 2:00pm (10)  
8 of 10 slots filled
Cory Barangan
Mary Bornemann
Vicki McIntosh
Holly Moore
Mary Beth Perkins
Eleaine Veverka
Mary Wisnionski
Diane Ziemba

Home Project - Linden Oaks Stress Blankets

Pick up pattern at SMI at 9:30 am to make Stress Blankets: Please purchase 2 yards of fleece, 1 solid & 1 print, to make 8 blankets. (2 yards of each will make 20 stress blankets.) Some sewing is involved. Return project to SMI, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Home Project pick up patttern insside the Commons Door B 
9:30am - 1:00pm (80)  
37 of 80 slots filled
Rene Schroedle (4)
Juliann Palmer
Denise Rowan
18 blankets made
pablo Isaac Bravo
Micheline Basile
Hoy Alberti (20)
I will get a total of 4 yards to make 20 blankets
Maureen Ingram
Laurie Hovland
Christina Abarca (5)
Amy Koziorowski
Luke Koziorowski
Sydney Yates
Sydney

Home Project - Legion of Mary Rosary Making

Pick up Rosary Kit at SMI to make Rosary at home an return by 1:00 pm Limit 20 per family.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Home Project pick up patttern insside the Commons Door B. Limit 20 per family. 
9:30am - 1:00pm (200)  
149 of 200 slots filled
Cheryl Pirc (20)
My aunt and I will make the rosaries so we can take 50 but the max shows 20.
Cheryl Pirc (20)
Cheryl Pirc (10)
Krista Bonebrake (20)
Laura Mottl (3)
Mottl Family
Heather Roerig (5)
Roerig Family
Christina Abarca (10)
Madison Manzano (2)
Ella Manzano (2)
Shannon Beavers
Beavers Family
Yahdira Vargas (4)
MIKAELA ISABELLE MAGALANG
dorothy curry
Kevin Hannusch (20)
Justin Hannusch
Lissy Salazar (10)
Sharon Conley (20)

SMI Outdoor Project - Decorating Pumpkins Project

Please sign up as a quatity of one for your whole family. Families will decorate two pumpkins each, which will be donated to a nursing home. All supplies provided. Any age is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Outside on south lawn of SMI School, under a tent. Families will each decorate 2 pumpkins. They will be donated to Assisted Living Centers in Plainfield. 
10:00am - 10:20am (2)  
All slots filled
Lisa Wawrzynek
Emily
Emily Ramirez
Outside on south lawn of SMI School, under a tent. Families will decorate 2 pumpkins each. These pumpkins will be delivered to Assisted Living Centers in Plainfield. 
10:30am - 10:50am (2)  
All slots filled
Lisa Pagano
Dennis Schmitz
Outside on south lawn of SMI School. Families will decorate 2 pumpkins each. They will be delivered to Assisted Living Centers in Plainfield. 
11:00am - 11:20am (2)  
All slots filled
Katie Henning
Jill Wilkinson
Outside on south lawn of SMI School under a tent. Families will decorate 2 pumpkins each. They will be delivered to Assisted Living Centers in Plainfield. 
11:30am - 11:50am (2)  
All slots filled
Kristin Sosnowski
Sosnowski family
Hunter and Diana Stallings
Outside on south lawn of SMI School, under a tent. Families will decorate 2 pumpkins each. They will be delivered to Assisted Living Centers in Plainfield. 
12:00pm - 12:20pm (2)  
All slots filled
Gianna Composono
Sara Cairo
The Cairo Family
Outside on south lawn of SMI School, under a tent 
12:30pm - 12:50pm (2)  
All slots filled
James Lee
Mary, Faith & Grace Pietras
Outside on south lawn of SMI School, under a tent. Families will decorate 2 pumpkins each. The pumpkins will be delivered to Assisted Living Centers in Plainfield. 
1:00pm - 1:20pm (2)  
All slots filled
Heidi Lyne
Hi Heid, Thank You for signing up for Pumpkin Decorating. Each family only needs to sign up as a quanity of one so I changed your signup number from two to one. Please be assured that we will have enough room for you and your daughter to participate. I ap
colleen connelly
Aidan & Patrick Connelly
Outside on south lawn of SMI School, under a tent. Families will decorate 2 pumpkins each. They will be delivered to Assisted Living Centers in Plainfield. 
1:30pm - 1:50pm (2)  
All slots filled
Brett & Brooke Mouw
Sheri Boor

SMI Outdoor Project - Kids' Crafts

Each family who signs up will make cards to send to Nursing Home residents. Supplies will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Outside in front of SMI School Door A 
9:30am - 10:00am (10)  
4 of 10 slots filled
Lynn Baranak
Caitlynn Baranak
Esmeralda Flores (3)
Bianca and Lily Flores
10:00am - 10:30am (10)  
8 of 10 slots filled
Lynn Baranak (3)
Baranak family of 3
Laura Mottl
Nathan Mottl
Brandice Mitchell (4)
10:30am - 11:00am (10)  
4 of 10 slots filled
Evelyn/Erin Jude (2)
Tamara Yuskus (2)
Emily and mom
11:00am - 11:30am (10)  
9 of 10 slots filled
Lisa Pagano
Emily Ramirez (3)
Christina Abarca (3)
Rose Waller (2)
11:30am - 12:00pm (10)  
All slots filled
Katie Henning
Maryam Abdul-Kader
Jill Wilkinson (4)
Wilkinson family
Debbie Shimek (2)
Rose Waller (2)

SMI Outdoor Project - Rosary for Life

In observance of Respect Life Month, join in praying the Rosary for Life at the Memorial Crosses along Rt. 59. Please bring a chair and wear a face mask for safety. Rosaries will be available. Park in the northwest section of the SMI lot.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Memorial Crosses in the grassy area in front of the Church along Rt. 59 near where the white crosses are placed. Please bring own lawn chair. 
10:00am - 10:45am (50)  
3 of 50 slots filled
Margaret O'Leary (2)
Carol Rossini
Memorial Crosses in the grassy area in front of the Church along Rt. 59 near where the white crosses are placed. Please bring lawn chair. 
12:45pm - 1:30pm (50)  

SMI Outdoor Project - Donation Station

Unload vehicles bringing items for Donation Station and place by appropriate Ministry at tables set up behind the School in the bus lane..

10/16/2021 (Sat) Outside Project located in the bus lane behind the school. 
9:30am - 11:00am (4)  
All slots filled
Sue Jones
James Lee
Michelle Derrick (2)
11:00am - 12:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
James Lee
Margaret O'Leary (2)
Rosemary Tack
12:30pm - 2:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Tonya Davis (4)

SMI Outdoor Project - Clean up Landscaping Around Church/School. Meet at Commons entrance B

Pull weeds, general clean up

10/16/2021 (Sat) Gray House meet at Commons Entrance Door B. 
9:30am - 11:30am (8)  
3 of 8 slots filled
Bill and Linda Hanley (2)
Rachelle Frosch
Frosch Family 6 of us
Rectory North- Meet at Commons Entrance Door B 
9:30am - 11:30am (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled
Bill and Linda Hanley (2)
SMI Church/School. Meet at Commons Entrance Door B 
9:30am - 11:30am (8)  
All slots filled
Ron Majchrowski (8)
my second year confirmation class Wemay have 10 students

SMI Indoors/Outdoors - Roving Photographer

Take photos/brief videos of volunteers in the gym, the parish center and outside on the SMI Campus. Must have your own camera and be able to work independently. Photos will be submitted to Pam Angelus at [email protected]

10/16/2021 (Sat) Inside & Outside SMI Campus 
9:30am - 12:00pm   
Father Pat Mulcahy

Community Project - Adopt a Street

Picking up trash on Renwick Rd between Rt. 59 & Rt. 30. Grade School childern must be accompied by parent.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Meet at Commons Door B: Picking up trash Renwick Road between Rt. 59 and Rt. 30 
10:00am - 12:00pm (10)  
3 of 10 slots filled
Carrie/Aaron Servantez (2)
Tom and Lori Brady

Community Project - Feed My Starving Children

Volunteers handpack all FMSC'S fortified meals & FMSC ships the meals to nearly 70 countries. Monetary donations are not mandatory but are greatly appreciated. Mask Required.

10/16/2021 (Sat) 555 Exchange Ct. Aurora Il. 6050. Face Mask Required.4 
9:00am - 10:45am (40)  
All slots filled
Monica Harness (2)
Danielle Ciechanski (2)
Christy Morgan (3)
Kristin Sosnowski (4)
2 adult and 2 kids
Thomas Spalding
Edward and Patricia Jarot (2)
Yasmin Maceren (3)
Letty De La Rosa (2)
Robert & Letty De La Rosa
Danielle Harness
Jude and Anne Rico (5)
With 3 kids
Joe Yates (3)
Please cancel our afternoon sign up
Sarah Duncan (4)
Cynthia Vega (4)
Micaela Solis (4)
555 Exchange Ct. Aurora IL. 60504. Face Mask Required. 
2:00pm - 3:45pm (40)  
All slots filled
Laura Van Ham (4)
Elizabeth Pech
Melynette LaBelle (2)
Pamela Hirtz
Gianna Composono (4)
Composono Family
Sara Cairo (4)
The Cairo Family (2 adults and 2 children ages 11 and 12)
Janie Dinh (3)
Micheline Basile (4)
Maureen Ingram (3)
Lori Lynes (4)
Lori, Kael, Koen & Kylen will be participating
Jolene O’Bryan
Evelyn Brunsting (2)
Evelyn Brunsting & Sydnee Osgood
Stan Drost (3)
Pam Angelus (4)

Community Project - Ready, Set, Ride

Clean Barn, Stack Hay, Trim and Fence Painting- Please bring gloves, disposable paint brushes, clippers and chainsaw. , yard tools, chain saw and disposible paint brushes.

10/16/2021 (Sat) Ready Set Ride - 13056 Essington Road, Plainfield 
9:30am - 12:00pm (20)  
5 of 20 slots filled
Mary And Ken Cutroni (2)
Darren Tonarelli (3)
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