Now nearly a month into his assignment as parochial vicar at St. Mary Mokena, newly-ordained priest Father Sam Conforti sat down to discuss his personal background, thoughts about his new role, and goals for the future.
St. Mary Mokena held its annual Corpus Christi procession to the old church on Sunday, June 6th, 2021.
Father Mark Bernhard challenged the men of St. Mary to rise above temptation and prioritize Christ during a talk on Saturday, May 15. The talk, entitled “Turbulent Times Require Anchored Men,” was hosted by St. Mary Men’s Ministry and focused on discerning one’s interior life and “anchoring” it to Christ.
Two seminarians from St. Mary Mokena were ordained deacons by Bishop Ronald Hicks on Friday, April 23, 2021 during a diocesan Mass of Ordination at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet. Deacons Brian Geary and Gregory Alberts are now considered transitional deacons as they anticipate being ordained priests next year.
The remodeled St. Mary Parish Hall is already benefiting the parish by providing new meeting spaces, technological upgrades, and updated kitchen and bathrooms.