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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


Cathy Kaner

Vice Presidents

Jennifer Powers, Bourbonnais Site

Julie Fowler, Bradley Site

Karen Willis, Kankakee Site (Jr. High)

Jessica Pizur, Kankakee Site (H.S.)

Class Parents

We are currently seeking a Class Parent for the sophomore class.

To view the high school responsibilities, please click here.

If you are interested in being a Class Parent, please submit your information in the form below. A member of the Mac PAC team will follow up with you to discuss the opportunity further. Thank you!

Mac PAC Leadership Interest

Get Involved

Mac PAC plays an important role in many school events and activities throughout the year. We welcome all parents to attend our monthly meeting and get involved in any way they can. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the BMCS Kankakee site cafeteria.

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

For a list of additional Parent Ambassador opportunities, 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.

Upcoming Events

Important Forms

Meeting Minutes


Download the September meeting minutes here.


Download the October meeting minutes here.