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Bishop McNamara


Bishop McNamara Catholic School thrives on parent and teacher involvement to help enrich our school community. When parents unite, our school becomes stronger. Our parent organization, known as Mac PAC (Parent Action Committee), welcomes involvement from all parents throughout the year. Whether you can volunteer for one hour, one day, or one committee - we are grateful!

According to the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits; attend school regularly; have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and graduate and go on to postsecondary education.

We look forward to working with you, our volunteers, to make our students' school-life experience the best ever!



Sarah Williams

Vice Presidents

Jennifer Powers, Bourbonnais Site

Tricia Ortman-Hodak, Bradley Site

Julie Fowler, Junior High

Clifton Johnson, High School

To view the responsibilities, please click here.


Cathy Kaner

To view the responsibilities, please click here.

Class Parents

If you are interested in being a Class Parent for a specific site/grade for the 2019-2020 year, please complete and submit the form below.

For a full list of all class parents, click here.

To view the PreK responsibilities, please click here.

To view the Kindergarten-8th grade responsibilities, please click here.

To view the high school responsibilities, please click here.




Mac PAC does annual fundraising to help make school life more enjoyable for all members of the BMCS community. These funds help each of our principals with their Wish List – typically funding the “extras” that may not be considered necessities, but help make BMCS the very best learning environment it can be! This includes STEM resources, books, technology, site improvements, and more.


Mac PAC fundraisers are separate from a family’s fundability requirement, but we make it easy to participate in any or all of our fundraisers!


Click on the links below to learn more about Mac PAC’s fundraising opportunities:


Social Media

Find us on Facebook here.

Get Involved

Bi-monthly Meetings

Mac PAC plays an important role in many school events and activities throughout the year. We welcome all parents to attend our meetings and get involved in any way they can. Meetings are held every other month at 7pm in the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria. (Please refer to the Meeting Highlights section on this page for exact dates/times.)

Mac PAC Activities

There are many Mac PAC initiatives to get involved in, all of which help to enhance the school-life experience for our students. And don't forget, you can earn service hour credit while you're at it! Below are just some of the events and activities Mac PAC plays a role in during the school year:
Class Parties
School Open Houses
Catholic School's Week
Parent/Student Events
Teacher Appreciation Week
Senior Recognition Night
8th Grade Recognition Night

Mac PAC Mondays

Mac PAC Mondays are monthly appreciation days for our faculty and staff. It's an opportunity to say thank you to our amazing teachers and staff for all they do for each of our students. (Click here to see site schedules.)

To learn more about our BMCS Parent Ambassador opportunities, please click here.

Meeting Highlights

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