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!

Dana Hall
Susan Royal

God Is! Retreat

You are invited to attend….God Is! A One Day Journey Closer To God
What are you living for? What gives your life meaning and purpose?  In an uncertain world, these questions are becoming increasingly urgent.  Mark your calendar now, and join us at St. EAS for one of these incredible opportunities to super charge your life!
Come hear why God is relevant and the only true source of joy.  Learn how incredible you are and how much God loves you.   Come and hear the Good News of salvation shared personnally and dynamically.  Take this day to grow closer to God and find greater meaning in your life.
No matter where you are in your faith journey, this single day of spiritual renewal is for you!  You’ll experience informative talks, personal witnesses, sacramental renewal, prayer, Eucharisitic Adoration, fellowship, and Mass.
We begin with continental breakfast at 7am and conclude at 5:00pm following our Saturday evening 4:00 pm Mass.
There is no cost to participate.  A free will offering is appreciated to help defray the costs of meals and necessary materials.

Questions?  Please contact:

Dana Hall
Susan Royal


Our Next Retreats are:  Click here for God Is! and LOTW Retreat Forms and more information about upcoming retreats

God Is! A One Day Journey Closer to God –
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Light Of The World
March 1-4,   2019 
 Various Parish Bible Studies

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: Sandy Campbell at 847-854-3133 or

Contact: Sandy Campbell at 847-854-3133 or

Thirstdays for His Word

New study begins Thursday, Sept. 13th at 7:00pm in the St Mary Room.  We will be studying James: Pearls for Wise Living.   Study Guides can purchased through Ascension Press.  If you would like more information please contact Caroline Pasetes at or 630-207-9222

If you would like more information please contact Caroline Pasetes at 630-207-9222 or email Caroline at: