St Walter Church

Grow Your Kids

Children’s Faith Formation



A catechist is someone that helps young people come to know Christ and the riches of our Catholic faith.  You don’t need a degree in Theology to be a catechist, just 

  • The love of your faith
  • The desire to share it with our children

If you feel the Holy Spirit urging you to consider this ministry, give us a call to find out more. Classes meet on Tuesdays or Saturdays (Sept-Apr) Openings exist in all grade levels.  Training and support provided!


We are continuing to accept registrations for Fall 2018.  Forms are available online or at the Faith Network desk.    Have a first grader?  Be sure to register your child for this fall as First Communion requires two years of preparation, both grade 1 & grade 2.  Confirmation requires three years of preparation.

Questions?  Contact Valerie Della Penna in the Faith Formation Office at 630-894-5880 x3019 or at valeried@stwalterchurch.com 


Joyful Disciple

July 22, 2018

Brad Stanfield

Why am I a follower of the Lord Jesus?

Initially, I followed Jesus because my parents set me in that direction with my baptism, weekly Mass, CCD religious education and so on.  Of course, my parents directed me on many things – some which I came to follow on my own as a teen and young adult and others which I did not.  As a teenager, the thing that struck me about Jesus was that He was here to be one of us and show us by example the path to Heaven.  Then, I would have thought of Jesus’s example as “being nice” to everyone, but over time, I learned that at a deeper level, His message was more about serving others.  It is not His only message to us, but it is one that pulls at me very strongly.

How do I follow Him?

Like many, I try to listen beyond the noise of day-to-day life and understand what He wants me to do.  I find this particularly difficult at the office, where emails and meetings are relentless.  Amid all of that activity, I have been able to create a sort of air pocket of calm by sharing my Catholic life with my coworkers as we discuss the things going on in our lives.  This has resulted in others feeling comfortable sharing pieces of their own faith. 

Outside the office, I have helped in the Bridge Communities organization for several years by creating and participating in activities for kids, called Kids Club.  Within the St. Walter Parish, I am part of the newly formed Young Family Ministry which has been tasked with creating a stronger community of young families within our parish. 

Raising our children to be devoted and active Catholics with my wife is one of the things I hear most clearly from Him.  As part of our bedtime routine we always “snuggle down” and spend some time reading from the Children’s Bible or other Catholic literature.  Currently, we are reading daily devotions from our Living Faith Kids subscription.  This is the perfect end to any day,


Save the Date

Friday, August 3

6:30 PM

Retirement Party for Tom Malouf

To thank him for his many years of service to

St. Walter Church.

Reservations required by July 30

Please call the Ministry Center

630-894-5880* to RSVP

*Note change of number for RSVP



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June 11, 2018


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Knights of Columbus


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Diocese of Joliet



Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM;
9:00 AM; 10:30 AM; 12:00 PM

Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 AM

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8:30 AM

Confession: Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 3:30 - 4:30 PM. You may also call 630-894-2461 x3002 to make an appointment with a priest.

Upcoming Events
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DEADLINE-July 29, 2018


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Streaming Video

July 15, 2018-9:00 am
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Clive and
Uganda Missionary Presentation

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July 15, 2018-7:30 am
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Phil and
Uganda Missionary Presentation

A Seminarian
St. Walter's Frank Pusateri

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"Serving Mission"
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Second & Miscellaneous

Christ is Our Hope Magazine
September 29-20

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 Prayer Request