Do you know someone who is seeking religious education for a child with a disability? REACH (Religious Education Apostolate for Christian Handicapped) is a program that welcomes children who want to feel a part of a faith community and want to learn more about God’s love. The program meets twice a month on Mondays from…


Thank You!

Thanks to all who came out and volunteered at the end of Summer Fest and Cruise in. Thanks to you we were able to raise more money for the rectory fund. Plus , we had the best turnout for a summer blood drive yet . Over 35 pints of blood were donated. Thank you ….


Sing to the Lord!!

Adults are invited and welcome to sing with the Adult Choir! Choir members give of their time to serve in this ministry and assist in leading the congregation in song. Weekly rehearsals have resumed and are on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30. The Youth Choir is in need of young voices to keep this ministry going. Children…


Daybreak Coordinator

After 12 years of service Caryl Hayes is stepping down as Coordinator for Daybreak. We will be looking for her replacement . If you are interested in participating in this Ministry, please contact the church office at Email- or call 815-609-8077  


Manna News

We will be starting a new program called Scripts. At this time we are trying to sell the last of the Manna gift cards before we start our new program. Please stop by the Manna table and see what is still available.  


Thank you for Baby Bottle Fundraiser

Waterleaf would like to extend a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to the parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Parish for partici- pating in this year’s Baby Bottle for Life fundraising cam- paign in support of the Elizabeth Ministry and Waterleaf. As of July 24th, St. Francis Xavier Parishioners have donat- ed $1,043.32 to Waterleaf. Your support ensures…


Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry

The Diocese of Joliet is seeking to hire a Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry. The Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry participates in the implementation of diocesan programs and other forms of outreach to college students and young adults. A minimum of two years of young adult or campus ministry experience required. Master’s degree in Theology,…


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!


Senior Companions Volunteers Needed!

Catholic Charities’ Senior Companion Program (SCP) is looking for people 55 years and older who are interested in visiting with another senior who is homebound and living in Will County. The possibilities are endless: have a cup of coffee, take a walk in the yard, go out to lunch, shop, or transport to an appointment….


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA is a spiritual journey into the Catholic faith. It is an exploration of Catholic teachings, traditions, and practices. Participants attend weekly sessions which begin in the fall each year. It is a process whereby adults become fully participating members of the church through a series of rites, which conclude at the Easter Vigil service…