Incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors are invited to attend the 2020 Steubenville Youth Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio from July 17-19, 2020. The St. Mary Mokena Youth Ministry Group is organizing the trip and will be traveling together via bus.
There are actually several reasons why we as Catholics can be thankful for the Covid-19 shutdowns. Not thankful for the virus, but thankful for the opportunities it creates for us to deepen our faith.
Father Vytas Memenas, pastor of Saint Mary Mokena from 1972-1978, recounts his childhood during World War II and pastoral successes.
Bishop Richard Pates, the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet, has issued a decree removing the obligation of the faithful to receive Holy Communion this Easter season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, he urges Catholics to offer an Act of Spiritual Communion and a Perfect Act of Contrition.
Although the Coronavirus continues to ravage the nation and the stay-at-home order has now been extended until April 30th, St. Mary Mokena continues to be at the forefront of providing you access to Mass, prayer, and other faith-based activities during these trying times.