St Walter Church


To all of our awesome, generous joyful disciples:


Fr. Mario has chosen a beautiful way to recognize our parishioners who have joined the Serving Mission by making a pledge. Those pledges have enabled a dream to begin to unfold before our very eyes. This recognition not only highlights the generosity of ou parish, it artistically enhances our Narthex and links our current worship space to the old space when we celebrated the final Mass on May 2, 1993.

The photo above is an example of a similar design used by another church. Ours will be special in that the corpus of Jesus will be the actual corpus from the sanctuary of our church built in 1957.

All levels of giving will be recognized with leaves of different shades all inscribed with the names of each donor or donor family. The plan is as follows: the corpus of Jesus will be glorified by:

  • Green leaves: Angels - Any gift up to $1,000
  • Bronze leaves: Thrones - $1,000 to $4,999
  • Silver leaves: Cherubim - $5,000 to $9,999 
  • Gold leaves: Seraphim - $10,000 to $24,999
  • Stones at the feet of Jesus: Pillars of St. Walter Parish - $25,000 and above

All parishioners who have begun fulfillment of their pledge or who have already completed their pledge will be included in this beautiful work of art reflecting our past and future.

If you have not yet begun contributing to your pledge or need assistance in oing so please contact the Serving Mission committee at erving@stwalterchurch.com or by calling Jerry Pisano at 847-323-9011. Of course new pledges and pledges leading to the purchase of paver bricks are welcome.

Joyful Disciple

May 27, 2018

Mike Jurek


Why am I a follower of the Lord Jesus?

Being raised a Catholic, I know that all I have been blessed with in my life is due to the Lord. He has given me my loving wife, 2 fantastic sons and their wonderful wives plus 3 beautiful granddaughters. I know He is always by my side. 

How do I follow the Lord?

I follow the Lord by praying, attending mass and being a good example to my family. I have been a member of St. Walter choir for 26 years. What better way to praise the Lord than through music. 

Hello St. Walter family! 

As many of you know, my ordination to the priesthood will take place on May 26.  On this date, I, and 6 other men, will be ordained priests for the Diocese of Joliet. This is the largest class we have had in our diocese for many years. Because of the large number being ordained, the admission to the Ordination Mass will be by ticket only. 

The following day, Sunday, May 27, I will celebrate my Mass of Thanksgiving here at St. Walter at 9:00 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following the Mass, there will be a reception in St. Francis Hall where you can receive the traditional blessing from a newly ordained priest. I hope to see many of you there. Even though I have been serving as a deacon at St. John the Baptist in Winfield for the past year, St. Walter is my home, so I am very much looking forward to celebrating Mass here. Looking to the future, on June 20, I will begin my first assignment at St. Dominic in Bolingbrook. 

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support over the last 8 years in seminary, and please continue to pray for me that I can be a good and holy priest of Jesus Christ.  

In Christ, 

Deacon Jim Olofson  



If you cannot attend this mass it will be available via the St. Walter Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/saintwalterchurch/
                       or on this Website at: https://www.stwalterchurch.com/communications/videostreaming          


It is with Great Joy that We Announce

the 2018 Joyful Disciple Recipients










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Pentecost Sunday, May 20
12:00 pm-Fr. Mario

St. Walter School
8th Grade Graduation
Wednesday, May 23-7:00 pm

Coming Special Streaming
Next Week Sunday May 27
9:00 am
1st Mass by Newly Ordained
Fr. Jim Olofson

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Sunday, May 20
12:00 pm-Fr. Mario

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Father's Day for Infirmed and Retired Priests. Diocese of Joliet.
June 16-17

Peter's Pence for Holy Father.
June 30-July 1

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