The Legion of Mary is a universal organization whose object is personal holiness under the influence of the Holy Spirit through Our Blessed Mother and working for the salvation of souls.

We gather on Monday nights at 6:30 in the parish office.  We start our meeting with the rosary; have spiritual readings and then discuss the work completed during the week.

We would be happy to have anyone interested, come and join us in this fulfilling mission of Mary, our Mother.  Check out www.legionofmary.ie for more information or call Jim Bartlett at (815) 245-8681.

Respect for the dignity of every human person, from conception until natural death, is at the heart of our mission of social justice.  There are many grave evils that permeate our culture.  Abortion, euthanasia, contraception and in vitro fertilization are some of the gravest sins against the dignity of life in our culture today.

In addition to boldly speaking out against the culture of death, prayer is one of the greatest avenues we have to help bring about a culture of life.  Please join us every first Monday of the month for a pro-life rosary at 7:30 pm in our church.

This group meets monthly to plan events for the parish on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the St. Joseph Basement. 

St. Mary youth have also formed a group, Mime for Life. This group of high school teens act out a tremendously moving skit that supports pro-life. They are willing to travel and perform for other groups. Contact the parish office for more information.