Discover the 150 year history of the bells of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena.
For the past 24 years, Anne Lindley has become synonymous with “gym” class at St. Mary School in Mokena. Now, she has reached that distinguished season in her career where some of her current students are children of former ones, and certain grandparents remember her from parent-teacher conferences.
After 3-months of shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Diocese of Joliet has granted St. Mary Mokena approval to offer outdoor Masses with unlimited attendees if enough volunteers sign up to assist with key Eucharistic and health safety functions. The more volunteers that sign up, the more Masses St. Mary will be able to offer. Below are frequently asked questions for parishioners considering volunteering.
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.