Adult Formation Team

Plan events to guide adults through personal and spiritual growth opportunities. These opportunities include Lenten Groups, Fall Family Forum, scripture study and guest speakers on adult subjects.

Contact: Parish Office at 815-459-3033

Light of the World

light-of-the-worldLight of the World Parish Evangelization Process (LOTW) is a powerful plan for evangelization and renewal within our parish. LOTW reaches out to every member of our parish no matter where they are in their faith journey, inviting them to a deeper relationship with our Lord and a greater knowledge of their faith, and supporting them in their renewed commitment.

The retreat is held once a year at our Parish: in the Spring during Lent. The schedule begins on Friday evening, and continues through Monday evening. After each day, the participants return home, and return the following day. The retreat schedule is typically:

Friday-  7:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday-  7:30am-6:30pm
Sunday-  7:50am-8:00pm
Monday-  6:00pm- 9:00pm

The retreat is presented by fellow parishioners, with the support and assistance of our priests. During the retreat, participants will have time for prayer, adoration and small group discussions. Prayerfully consider coming to the next retreat.

Please see what our parishioners are saying about Light of the World!

LOTW 2018 Testimony

LOTW 2018 Testimony 2

LOTW 2018 Testimony 3

For more information about LOTW please visit the National website

Light of the World Evangelization Ministries

2017 LOTW Retreatants!

Contact: Ali Bombino at (815) 236-9744 or at

God Is! Retreat

This one day retreat called ”God Is! A One Day Journey Closer to God,” is presented by Evangelize All Ministries and is specifically for parents of students in the sacramental years of faith formation; Confirmation and First Holy Communion, but is open to all parishioners. One parent is expected to attend during one of their student’s Sacramental Formation years, though both are encouraged to participate and anyone from the parish may attend. Please see the attached document for more information and the registration form or contact the Parish Office.

Men’s Bible Study

Contact: John Chalmers at 847-458-2554

Women’s Bible Study

Contact: Parish Office at 815-459-3033

Women’s Bible Study – JLL

Jesus’ Lovely Ladies Bible Study uses Bible studies from Ascension Press. We meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the St. Teresa Room. If you are interested in joining our next study in the Fall, please contact: Michelle Beto at (847) 778-6515 or

Contact: Michelle Beto at (847) 778-6515 or

Thirstdays for His Word

Thursday night bible study begins January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm in St. Mary’s room. We will study “Who Am I to Judge?” by Dr. Edward Sri.  Student Guides can be purchased online at

If you would like more information please contact Caroline Pasetes at