Calling all Gardening Angels!

We need help watering the flowers in the pots outside. If you could volunteer even one day a week please contact Lynn at 815-671-1001, thanks!  


Thank you

Thank you to everyone involved in making the St. Francis Xavier Choir Concert a success. The Concert raised $800.00 for the Rectory Fund.


Elizabeth Ministry

On Mother’s Day Weekend, the Elizabeth Ministry will present information at all the masses about this exciting new ministry at St. Francis Xavier Church. Our mission is to serve as an outreach ministry to support women during the childbearing years from conception thru pregnancy, to birth and beyond, and thru all the joys and sorrows…


Baby Shower

Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Baby Shower during the month of May. A playpen will be set up in the Narthex by the Knights’ table. We are collecting diapers, formula, baby food, clothes, toys and monetary donations. Car seats, high chairs and strollers can not be accepted. All that is collected will again…


TOTUS TUUS Summer Program

TOTUS TUUS Summer Program SAVE THE DATE! June 18-23, 2017 Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic Catholic youth program taught by seminarians and college students throughout the Diocese of Joliet. From catechetical sessions, Sacraments, and Mass to songs, games and skits – your child is sure to have fun while learning more about their…


Catholic Sports Camps

We are sponsoring 3 authentically Catholic Sports Camps/Retreats where kids will see their skills improve and their faith come alive! Each day includes Mass, confessions, rosary and professional instruction. Soccer Camp – Registration Opens Soon June 12-14 / June 11 Family Night Immaculate Conception High School’s Plunkett Athletic Complex, Elmhurst Kids Grades 6-12 Former Professional…


Last Call

100th Anninverary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima 10 day Pilgrimage to Portugal offered over three dates in October 2017.We can be departing you airport and at the all land inclusive cost of $2149.00 in twin accommodations with single accommodations also available. Call for the special air price from your city ….


UNBOUND – Thank you

Dear Fr. Karl, I want to thank you for inviting UNBOUND to your Parish, particularly in arranging the date for the visit to be when there would be a concentration of families in attendance. I wish to express my gratitude to your Parishioners for their great generosity in responding to my presentation of the sponsorship…


Blanket Ministry

Two weeks ago, Fr. Karl blessed the first ten blankets for our newly formed Blanket Ministry. Since that time, we have given away seven of those blankets to parishioners who are going through a difficult time, whether it be an illness, a shut-in, or someone who may be grieving. These blankets are either sewn, quilted,…



Rev. Peter Hereley OP has been invited to speak at all the masses on the weekend of March 11-12. Fr Hereley will speak to you about the work being done by UNBOUND and how this provides a trustworthy way to actively participate in the social outreach of the Catholic Church and answer the Gospel call…