Leadership

Buildings and Grounds Committee
This Committee tracks maintenance needs of the facilities and prevents recommendations to the Parish Council. Members promote and participate in the spring and fall cleanup as well as maintenance days for the Parish grounds. There is no set term for members. Members are stewards committed to preserving our Parish facilities.

Committee Members:

Roberto Alleruzzo, Chairperson, 309-799-7910
Dale Langel
Fred DeCoster
Joe Arnold
Crystal Arnold
John Kratt
William Dukes
Dean Martens
Father Anthony (Tony) Ego

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Members of this Committee act as an advisory group that aids the Pastor in matters concerning budgeting, capital expenditures, and other financial matters. This group also tracks income and expenses for the year. There is no set term for members. Members are committed active
Committee Members
Crystal Arnold, Chairperson, 309-787-6335
Chet Doyle
Aaron Veneer
Alan Wilson
Father Anthony (Tony) Ego, Pastor
John Kratt, Trustee
Camy Stone, Trustee

Just Faith Ministries
Just Faith Ministries is a non-profit organization through the Catholic Church that transforms people and expands their commitment to social ministry. Members study, explore and experience Christ’s call to care for the poor and vulnerable. Learn more at http://justfaith.org.  Contact BJ Keegan for additional information.


PARISH COUNCIL
Members of this Council act as an advisory group to the Pastor and share in the responsibility of keeping the Parish focused on its pastoral mission and ministry. Council Members are appointed for a three-year term and should be active members of the Parish during their term. The Council meets ten times per year.
MEMBERS:
(Term)
Emil Maslanka, President (2021)
Mark Fennell, Vice President (2021)
Pam Wilks, Secretary (2022)
Michelle St. Clair (2020)
Connie Fink (2020)
Dale Witzel (2020)
Marcia Jacobs (2021)
Henry Hicks (2022)
Dale Langel (2022)

Father Tony Ego, Pastor
Camy Stone, Trustee
John Kratt, Trustee

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The mission of our Religious Education Teachers is guided by the words of Pope Francis: “Our task is a splendid mission, ministry of the Word that catechists have been carrying out uninterruptedly for almost 2000 years.  On the lips of the catechist, the first proclamation must ring out over and over … Jesus Christ loves you, He gave His life to save you, and now He is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you”. With the Pope’s words in mind, our religious eduction teachers strive to instruct our children in the Catholic faith, to teach them the good news of the gospel, to encourage them to share the love of Christ with the family, friends and community, all while encouraging parentsi n their roles as the primary teachers of the faith.

Our program provides formation in the Catholic faith for children from Kindergarten to 6th Grade, culminating in a Confirmation program for 7th and 8th grade students.  Students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade meet on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. beginning mid-September through early May. Confirmation classes are on Sunday mornings following the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  

If you would like to volunteer your time and talents to help on our Religious Education program, any way - big or small, please contact Jammie Jamieson.
Teachers
Jammie Jamieson, Director of Religious Education
Daphne Ganahl and Talen Butler (Aide) Kindergarten and First Grade
Jill Dzekunskas and Ainsley Herd (Aide) Third Grade
Barb Kratt and Liberty DePorter (Aide) Fifth and Sixth Grades

Confirmation Teachers
Wes Jamieson
Mark Helderman

SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE
The Social Concerns Committee has two major directions:  1) To educate the Parish regarding Catholic social teaching as it relates to current concerns in our society, and 2) To provide encouragement and opportunities  Pope Francis calls us “to become islands of mercy, transforming parishes into places where God’s mercy becomes visible”.  On a parish level, Pope Francis calls every community to go outside of itself and engage in the life of the greater society of which it is a part, paying special attention to the poor and those who are far away.
Committee Members:          
Laurie Bonjour, Committee Chairperson
Cheryl Alleruzzo
Patti Jo Brown
Kathy Doyle
Ann Fennell
Mark Fennel
Dean Martens
Sister JT McNulty
Rita Pearson
Carolyn Slavish
Pat Turner
Pam Wilks

Sunday Morning Coffee & Donuts
During the church restoration, coffee and donuts are not being served.