St Walter Church

Joyful Disciple

April 29, 2018

Chris Poremba


Why am I a follower of Jesus?

In the song Now We Remain, often sung by our music ministry during Holy Week - and one of my favorites - the final verse reads: ”For to live with the Lord, we must die with the Lord.” To me that encapsulates my faith. Jesus gave of his life for our sins. Also, my wife and I want to lead enriched Catholic lives, not only for ourselves, but to be good examples to our children as they grow to adulthood. These last twenty years as a parishioner at St Walter have even more affirmed my devotion to Jesus and my faith, and have given my family and me a great sense of community and thirst for stewardship.

How do I follow Him?

In my mind, Jesus is an addiction, a good one! His teachings and our faith feed my soul, and each day I try to gain some nourishment whether it’s in the form of prayer, meditation or simply going about my day as a humble servant of the Lord. Each Lent and Easter season I am joyfully reminded of my deep, personal relationship with Jesus and I try to carry that forward throughout the year. Oh, and I dig singing the Lord’s praises each and every Sunday with the Choir! To be able to sing and worship at the same time, I can’t think of anything better - (well maybe another Cubs World Series Championship ).



Introducing Our New St Walter School Principal


It is both an honor and a privilege to welcome Mary Kathryn Warco as the new Principal of St Walter School beginning July 1, 2018.  We are most grateful to our Search Committee for a job well done.

Mary Kathryn comes to us from Bloomingdale, IL.  She is a long time parishioner of St. Isidore Parish and a graduate of St. Viator High School.  She received her advanced degrees from Northern Illinois, Roosevelt and Concordia Universities and is presently the principal of St. James Catholic School in Glen Ellyn.

Mrs. Warco is a very enthusiastic, energetic, experienced woman with a great love and devotion to Our Lord and to Catholic Education.  Her rapport with children and her respect for Faith, Family and Friends is a perfect match for St Walter School.

Welcome Mrs. Warco and God Bless You.

Mrs. Warco is married to Matthew and is the mother of two beautiful twin babies,  Martha and Fitzgerald.



Our New Director of Children’s Faith Formation


Congratulations and welcome to Mrs. Valerie DellaPenna, the new St. Walter Church Director of Children’s Faith Formation (CFF).  We joyfully announce Valerie who has been a parishioner here at St. Walter Church for over 30 years.  She volunteered for many years in our Faith Formation Program even before her two sons were of age to attend and is presently a Mass Captain at 7:30 Mass on Sunday mornings. She is also a member of the Baptismal Prep Ministry along with her husband, Tom.

For the past 19 years, Valerie  has served as the Director of Middle School Ministry at St. Petronille Parish in Glen Ellyn.  She has many stories to tell.  Life with this age group was never dull!

Mrs. DellaPenna has a deep Faith and Trust in the Lord.  She is very excited to have the opportunity to Joyfully serve Him and His people here at St. Walter Church.

We thank God for Mrs. Valerie DellaPenna and ask for His continued blessings upon her as she begins this new chapter of her life.



Live Streaming Now Available at St. Walter!

What is live streaming anyway?  Streaming is a technology used to deliver live video and audio over the internet to computers and mobile devices.   Many organizations today are using live streaming to promote events, live interviews or to share experiences on social media.   Now St. Walter is bringing live streaming of Masses and special events to you and your loved ones when attending Mass is not an option.

These events are available via the St. Walter Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/saintwalterchurch/ or on this Website at: https://www.stwalterchurch.com/communications/videostreaming.   

Looking for volunteers! 

If you are interested in learning about Live Streaming and want to help us operating this state-of-the-art equipment, please contact Dick Day at dday@stwalterchurch.com   All that is needed is the knowledge of how the Mass proceeds and a desire to learn the operation of the equipment, which is relatively simple.  Service hours are available for this type of activity.  Please consider taking the time to help out. 



Rosary During May at St. Walter

During the month of May, we will pray the Rosary nightly at 6:30 PM in the Circle Drive. On Monday evenings (May 7, 14, 21, & 28) we will include a candlelight procession around the campus.

Please come and join us for the first Candlelight Procession at 6:30 PM in the Circle Drive on Monday, May 7th, the Feast of the Holy Rosary. 

Bring the children, and teach them the story of Fatima. Strollers are welcome. We need the children to lead us, carrying the banners and a teenager to carry the cross. 

In case of cold or rainy weather, we meet in the Narthex to pray.




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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.

Give the Gift of Prayer for Mother's Day!

Enroll your Mother or any woman, alive or deceased, in a Novena of Masses to begin on Mother's Day and continue for nine days. 

Please stop at the Faith Network Desk or Parish House to sign up. 

All intentions must be in by May 6.

Upcoming Events
(Full Calendar)


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Streaming Video

at 9:30 AM AND 12;30 AM
will be Streamed on April 21.

They will NOT be available on
Facebook-only on this website

Sunday, April 22   

10:30 AM Mass-Fr. Mario

COMING ! ! !
Wednesday, April 25-7:00 PM "Spirituality of Accompaniment"
Deacon Mike Kowalchik

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Fr. Mario Quejadas
April 22, 2018
9:00 am Mass


"Serving Mission"
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Second & Miscellaneous

Catholic Home Missions
April 28-29, 2018

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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 Prayer Request