Even if you die in a state of grace, meaning you don’t have a mortal sin on your soul, you still aren’t necessarily ready for heaven. Certain Saints have reportedly had visions of Purgatory and the trials endured there.
It would be very difficult, if not impossible, to find an individual at St. Mary who is more widely beloved than Deacon Nabil Halaby.
St. Mary returned to its German roots for the sixth time on the weekend of September 14-15 during the parish's annual Oktoberfest celebration.
The Saint Mary Mokena Knights of Columbus will sponsor a community blood drive at the parish on the morning of Sunday, October 6th to benefit hospitals in the Chicago-land area. All healthy individuals are welcome and encouraged to donate their blood from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
St. Mary Mokena will welcome Catholic author, speaker, and mom, Kathryn Whitaker, to give a talk at the parish on Monday, October 7th at 7:00 pm.