Welcome to St. Walter Parish

Welcome to our parish website. In addition to providing you with a glimpse of our parish, this website has been designed to offer Catholic resources to our parish members and visitors.

As you browse, you will find information on our Liturgical Celebrations, Sacraments, Faith Formation, Pastoral Care Ministries, Parish Groups, etc... For current events and opportunities, please see our parish bulletin, accessible from the left menu.

For those interested in becoming members of our parish, stop in the Parish House Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM to register. A more convenient registration option is available by visiting the Faith Network Desk in the church narthex before and after all weekend Masses.

Thank you for visiting. At any time contact us with your questions and/or comments. We would love to hear from you!




New Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are needed!

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are needed to help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at all of our Masses.  With a parish of our size, we are always in need of individuals who feel a calling to this Ministry, even if it is as little as being a substitute. New Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion training will take place on Tuesday, November 4 from 7pm-9pm in the Church.

Guidelines from the Diocese of Joliet:  People aspiring to be Extraordinary Ministers must be confirmed Catholics who are at least of high school age. High school age students under the age of 16 minister for one year. For those 16 years and older, the term for ministering is three years with a possible renewal of an additional three years.  Since the Extraordinary Minister fulfills an instituted ministry, those aspiring to become an Extraordinary Minister must be given some spiritual enrichment, Eucharistic doctrine updating, and ritual training before their names are sent to the Bishop for mandating.




A Powerful Study on the Blessed Mother Begins

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of Mary’s earthly life, taking you through her joys and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. She will become a part of your daily life and help you to become more like Christ.

Join us for Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an eight session study in the Ministry Center Chapel, beginning November 3, 7 p.m. This study will gather bi-weekly, November through February. Print the Registration Form, accessible through the link below, and submit it to Ken Ortaga in the Ministry Center. You may also submit the form to Ken via email, kortega@stwalterchurch.com.




Women's Advent Tea-Friday, December 5, 2014




Have you ever considered becoming a Catholic?

If so, we encourage you to inquire about the process of becoming Catholic or to simply ask questions. Whether you are baptized in another Christian tradition or not baptized at all, contact Ken Ortega for an informal discussion over coffee. We can even meet at Starbuck’s. First cup is on us!




Are you feeling unfulfilled as a Catholic who has not completed the Sacraments?

There are many reasons why an adult may have not been confirmed or have celebrated First Communion. What is important is the desire to complete the Sacraments of Initiation and to learn more about the Catholic faith. Contact Ken Ortega to discuss your situation and to determine the best way to fulfill your request. An Adult Confirmation group will be forming in the Fall.


Ken Ortega, Adult Faith Formation Director

kortega@stwalterchurch.com
630-894-5880, x3019


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