Outside of the Parish News

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Rockford/Madison/Milwaukee Ministry

Couples who make Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their relationships, but also become more active in their parish.   Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger & healthier.

Would you like Worldwide Marriage Encounter couples to speak about how to improve marriage at your Masses one weekend?   We are scheduling witness talks and Parish Marriage Enrichments for 2019.

Contact: Lee & Jan Kremer – Rockford/Madison/Milwaukee Marriage Encounter

847-458-7000, Kremer@CitriSurf.com, Fax 847-854-2800

Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend:

 ♥ Jan. 25-27 in Brookfield, WI   ♥ Feb. 15-17 in Geneva, IL   ♥ March 15-17 in Madison, WI   ♥ Apr. 26-28 in Brookfield, WI   ♥ June 28-30 in Rockford, IL

♦ For more information visit our website at: alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.

Early registration is highly recommended.

For more information visit our website at: alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.

Para un fin de semana en Espanol por favor llamen a Candelario y Emilia al 815-375-4250.  Las fechas son  ♥ Nov. 2-4.


Healing Hands Mission Needs Your Support!

We are medical missionaries from St. Patrick, St. John Neumann, and St. Michael’s Parishes.

Last year, guided by the Holy Spirit, we saw 900 patients in 4 days.

This year we are expanding our impact with primary care, dental, optometry, and physical therapy.

We partner with our brothers and sisters of San Antonio de Padua Parish in rural Central America to provide essential medical services.

But We Can’t Do it Alone… We Need Your Prayers, Volunteers, and Financial Support.

To learn more about what we do and to make a tax deductible donation please visit our website at www.healinghandsmission.com


Mayslake Ministries Programs

718 Ogden Avenue, Suite 200, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 630-852-9000

Look on  www.mayslakeministries.org  for More Programs offered

Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry: In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we are offering some programs at various parish sites. You are most welcome to register for any and all of the programs listed below by parish location. Click here for more information

Support Mayslake Ministries

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House Programs

847-381-1261, 420 W County Line Road, Barrington, IL 60010, www.jesuitretreat.org/programs

Register Online for various programs; Please Call for Flexible Funding


For Widowed Men & Women 

Being widowed is a special loss and this program is designed especially to help the widowed find hope & joy again.

Joyful Again Widowed Ministry

Call: 708-354-7211 or joyfulagain7211@gmail.com or www.joyfulagain.org


HEALING GARDENS at STONE HILL FARM: A Sanctuary for Healing, Growth and Balance in St. Charles… 

Open April through October, 2019 dates will be posted on their website soon!

 Healing Gardens is located at 37W249 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL 60175. For more information call 630-377-1846.

Looking for a beautiful, unique venue for your next gathering or event?
Healing Gardens, two acres of perennial gardens and a peaceful wooded area are available to rent for the day or a weekend, along with an indoor meeting room.
Please text or call Deborah Marqui at 630-740-2597 or e-mail deb@dmarqui.com.

Deb Marqui is available to give talks about nature and healing and Healing Gardens is available for groups to meet – schedule by calling 630-377-1846 or e-mail: deb@dmarqui.com


The Catholic Tour, a 37 year old Catholic Pilgrimage Apostolate, is offering trips… Brochures and reservation forms available at The Catholic Tour by calling 855-564-1008 Toll Free, or
simply e mail: jimadair@thecatholictour.com
All reservations are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.


ImaBridge Africa

Additional Information: Please call the parish office at 815-385-0025 and ask to speak to Carleen Murphy, if you have any questions or need additional information in regards to items that are acceptable for donation.  


The Global Bag Project is under Chapel of the Air Ministries

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is helping widowed and married women in Kenya support themselves and their children by selling their reusable shopping bags, aprons, cloth napkins and placemats, and padded computer bags.  Each woman goes through a one year training course. They are trained both in sewing and bookkeeping. At the end of their training, they receive a sewing machine on loan. After they have successfully starting their own sewing business, they pay back 70 percent of the sewing machine that was given to them at the end of their training.
Right now, we are looking for opportunities to sell the products these women have made.  We have a large selection of products. Some of the bags can be seen on our website: The Global Bag Project – Reusable Shopping African Bags.
We have postponed hiring an additional person until we can acquire more revenue. We are also looking for church and other ministry partners that may come alongside us to help the Kenyan women help themselves.  If you or someone you know is interested in this endeavor, please have them contact me directly:
Thank you, Heather Ann Martinez, U.S. Director, Global Bag Project, heather1p17@yahoo.com, 630-334-1877