MISCELLANEOUS MINISTRIES

The following are Miscellaneous Ministries.  Scroll down to view information on the following:

 

  • BOOK CLUB
  • MEN OF FAITH
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (web site)

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB


 

 

 

 

 

Edward VI—The Lost King of England Chris Skidmore (346) Publisher’s Weekly Review

April 26, 2017


Skidmore provides a revealing glimpse into the tumultuous six-year reign of Edward VI, who , at the age of 10, ascended to the English throne in 1547 following the death of his father, Henry VIII. Edward's youth and brilliant precocity led many to hope his reign would be kinder and gentler than Henry's. Young Edward was scholarly, studied theology and left more than 100 essays, one of them denouncing the papacy. During his reign the Church of England continued to flourish and grow. But Edward's rule was also a time of political, economic and religious crisis marked by intrigue and deceit. His own uncle and adviser, Thomas Seymour, was sent to the block for attempting to kidnap Edward, and his sister Mary refused to give up the banned Catholic mass. Skidmore's fast-paced biography brings this king and his brief reign to vivid life. 

 
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman (337) 
 

Mary 24, 2017

At 59, Ove is a grumble Gus of the first degree. Rules are made to be followed, signs are meant to be obeyed, and don't even get him started about computers and mobile phones. In truth, Ove has been this way his whole life, but he's gotten worse in the last four years since his wife, Sonia, died, taking with her all the color in a world Ove sees as black-and-white. Ove has decided life without Sonia is not worth living and plans to join her in the next world. But a young couple and their two children move in next door, his oldest friend and most feared enemy is about to be forcibly removed to a nursing home, and a street-scarred cat insinuates itself into his life. Suddenly, Ove's suicide plans get delayed as he helps solve neighborly crises large and small. Though Ove's dark mission mitigates any treacly upstaging by animals and small children, readers seeking feel-good tales with a message will rave about the ranting of this solitary old man with a singular outlook. 

 
Rosemary Katen (320) Booklist Review
 

June 14, 2017

Born in September 1918, Rose and Joe Kennedy's daughter Rosemary was deemed slow and was thus a disappointment to her parents as well as a mystery. Words, from idiots to morons, for intellectually disabled humans as well as treatments were often lacking, disputed, and not much help, even for those with ample money, such as the Kennedys. By 16, in her third special school in five years, Rosemary could write home but despite the individualized help she was given, as Larson notes, the truth was she couldn't really do any better. Larson's well-researched and fascinating history includes Kennedy anecdotes as well as major developments in American life (e.g., Spanish influenza, the Great Depression, the beginning of the divide between the haves and the have-nots) in a depiction of one family's decisions regarding a special daughter, whose ill-advised lobotomy rendered her nearly broken, physically and mentally.

St. Walter Men of Faith

On Fire with God’s Love 
Spirituality in Men
Through Service, Faith Sharing, and Prayer

 

We are one of the newest ministries here at St. Walter Church, we were formed in 2011. Below is a list of the events we have held in the past and a list of our upcoming events. We meet monthly. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr. Ken Ortega, Director of Faith Formation. His phone number is 630-894-5880 ext. 3019. His email address is kortega@stwalterchurch.com.

Past Events:

Movie Night “Facing the Giants” – High School Football! Alex Kendrick, Christian drama
Men’s Health Presentation – With by Dr. John Benages
Men’s Legal Issues – With by Mr. John Pankau
Men’s Rights of Passage – With Dr. William McElroy
Men’s Spirituality - with Father Dennis Spies

Community Awareness Nights

  • Gang Awareness – With Sergeant Tim Cook and Detective Robert Gates
  • Drug Awareness – With Sergeant Tim Cook and Detective Robert Gates
  • Scams, Shams, and Rip Offs– With Sergeant Tim Cook and Detective Robert Gates
  • Dealing with Emergencies - The Roselle Police Department,
    The Roselle Fire Department and
    The DuPage County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Annual Prayer Breakfasts

  • With former Bear Reverend Anthony Morgan
  • With Father Phil Horrigan and an architect to show and explain what makes a church building a Catholic Church building.
  • With Louis Dooley, at the age of 19 years old Louis was sentenced to serve three life sentences plus 100 years, for crimes he had committed. His life was over before he was 20 years old. We learned how grace can move a person, how mercy can save a person, and how a “dead” person can be resurrected.

Joyful Disciples cheering joyfully for the Chicago Cubs


Holy Cow-Approximately 50 joyful parishioners met in St. Francis Hall on Wednesday October 26th to cheer on the Cubs in Game 2 of the 2016 World Series.  Hotdogs, chips and drinks were provided as the Cubs battled the Cleveland Indians.

A raffle was held with prizes donated by

•    Pilot Petes, Starbucks (Bloomingdale and Hanover Park)
•    Bentleys
•    Italian Pizza Kitchen
•    Dick Wickstrom Chevolet
•    Lynfred Winery
•    Riccardo's.

Popcorn was provided by Printing Plus.
One lucky raffle winner got to lead the crowd in "Take Me out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch. The evening ended with a sounding rendition of "Go Cubs Go" as the Cubs defeated the Indians 5-1.

I want to thank the St. Walters Men of Faith and you who put this together last night for a great fun evening and most of all for embracing my nephew David Arias. Attached are the pictures I took of him singing the "7th inning stretch".  He is one very special child of Christ. He is 27 years old and has embraced the Lord from day one. He is a great example of Christ and loves to share his talents with others.

His home parish is St Johns in Streamwood where he served as an alter server for many years. He also works there cleaning the church a couple days a week and also works at the Streamwood Park District.  He went to spread religious education for 26 years. He is a Boy Scout assistant leader to the St. Johns boy scout troop and is very proud  that  he  has  become  a  4th  degree  Knight  of Columbus. Obviously he is a HUGE cubs fan. He loved the event and asked me if he could come again if there is another one.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

 

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