Local faith events: June 28 through July 5



• Open enrollment at St. Mary Nativity School – Registration now accepted at St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St. Joliet for the 2018-2019 school year for children age 3 through grade eight. Scholarships, financial assistance and tuition transfer grants available. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 815-722-8518 or

• St.Ambrose/St.Anne Religious Education Program – invites new families to register for its 2018-19 RE program. Registration materials are available at St.Ambrose Church 1711 Burry Circle, Crest Hill or at St.Anne Parish Church 1800 North Dearborne Crest Hill . Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose School. The program provides religious education for children in kindergarten through grade eight and includes sacramental preparation of the children.


• Summer Prayer Luncheon – Event is noon, July 9, Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road in Joliet. Sister Judith Diltz will speak about prayer. Men and women welcome. $10. RSVP by July 9 at 815-725-8735

June 28

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 6:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to1:30 p.m.; also July 5, Joliet Jewish Congregation,
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at815-741-4600.

• Midweek Connections with Pastor Randy – 1:30 to 2 p.m.; also July 5 Families of Faith, 24466 W. Eames St., Channahon. Good old-fashioned Bible preaching, music from a hymnal and fellowship and snacks after service. For information, call
815-467-6846 or

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call 815-342-3538 or

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school). Also July 5, United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades 3 to 6. For information, call815-485-8271.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also July 5, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games, hang time. Jason Villiaros's topic will be "Welcome Home." For information, call815-474-2569, email or

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m.; also July 5, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For more information,

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also July 5,, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

June 29

• Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m.,United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Fish fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Bingo – Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards begin at 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• A Night With Tricia Gunn!– 7 p.m., The HOPE Center, 530 E Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. hosts the TV talk show, called "A Real View of the Grace Life" on GospelTruth.TV. For information, call 630-765-3622 or visit

• Campfire Worship Night – 7 to 9 p.m., Ignite Christian Church, 1180 West First St., Braidwood. For information, call 815-391-5040 or visit

• Northern Lights United Album Release Worship Concert – 7 to 9 p.m., Joliet First Assembly, 1741 Essington Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-8200 or visit

June 30

• Saturday services – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call815-727-4746.-329-8773.

July 1

• Patriotic Sunday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Will County Baptist Temple, 625 McDonough St., Joliet. Wear red, white, and blue colors. We'll sing patriotic songs and hear patriotic messages from God's men. It all begins with a Bible class at 10 am, taught by Bro. Mike Viscone. Morning service is at 11 am. A patriotic picnic is at 12:30 pm, plus an afternoon service at 1:30 pm with Missionary Tom Wolfe. For information, call 815-726-4127 or visit

• St. Mary Nativity Parish Picnic – noon to 9 p.m., St. Joseph Park, Theodore Street and Raynor Avenue, Joliet. Food, Bingo, games, live music The Bruce Korosa Band from noon to 4 p.m. and "Five Guys named Moe" from 5 to 9 p.m), kids activities. Call 815-726-4031.

• Healing Prayer Service – 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651

July 2

• Chapel Bible study – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. New members encouraged. For topic and information, call 815-485-8271.

• Theology on Tap: Lockport Night #1 – 7 to 10 p.m., Embers Tap House, 933 S State St., Lockport. Speaker: Rev. Thomas J. Loya, pastor of Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Parish in Homer Glen. Loya is also the host of two radio programs; “Light of the East” which can be heard in more than 60 cities across the United States on several Catholic radio networks including EWTN Radio.Topic: How liturgical worship impacts the lives of Catholics. For information, visit

July 3

• Bible study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Book of Genesis. For information, call Denise Adelmann at 815-838-0337.

July 5

• Theology on Tap – 7 p.m., Fox's Restaurant, 14206 S Route 30, Plainfield. Hosted FIAT and by St. Mary Immaculate Parish. Speaker: Rebecca Siar. “Topic: Adulting as a Catholic." Ages 18 to 39. Call 815-436-2651 or visit