Knights of Columbus

For the past 11 years, the Knights of Columbus Council #14283 have been a part of St. Francis Xavier. During that time, the Knights have raised thousands of dollars for the people of the community. From Cornerstone to Trinity Services, Easter Seals of Joliet to District 202 Special Education we have raised money with our…


Easter Egg Hunt

To continue our event we are in need of candy (No chocolate) that will fit in the eggs and volunteers to help fill the eggs. Contact: Karen at


Dinner Dance Help Needed!

Our St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance fundraiser is fast approaching! How can you help?? The Raffle/Silent Auction Committee is looking for donations. No used items please. A few ideas: Gift Certificates and Gift Cards Sports Event Tickets or Theater Tickets Gift Baskets Drop off donations after mass at the Dinner Dance Ticket Table in the Narthex….

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This Week's Bulletin

Fr_Karl_JetDear Brothers and Sisters,

It’s good to be back. Never did I think that I would be trapped in Ireland because of snow. When I was growing up in Rathfarnham we always had snow and frost every winter but not huge amounts. We live on the edge of the Mountains (hills). It was part of winter, but it was once in a generation that you got a major event like this year. Because it’s a rare event most of the equipment available in the Midwest, is not available. The main roads were cleared but the little roads have to wait until the thaw. There is good in this, people talk to neighbors they walk, they play games with their kids and life slows down for a few days.

That is what Lent is about, slowing down, taking a look at life and trying to do better. It’s asking questions about how am I living, what am I doing and what are the important things in my life. So this Lent take a “snow day” and do a check list on yourself and walk with God and slow down. .We realize when house bound that there are things we can do without and that we can live without, so take that “snow day’ and walk with God.

In Britain and Ireland they celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend March 11th