In his recent encyclical, Pope Francis said of his namesake, "Saint Francis, faithful to Scripture, invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness.

Come join us on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. in room 106 for John Gambro's insightful presentation, "Care for Creation: The Joyful Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi."  This talk will explore the life and teachings of St. Francis as they relate to living in harmony with our natural world and all of creation.

John Gambro is the Dean of the College of Education at St. Francis University in Joliet, Illinois.

The Presence Mercy Medical Center calendar of events for the month of October is available by clicking on the link below.



Ever wonder what you are living your life for?  What gives your life meaning and purpose?  Can you really know God's plan for your life?  If you have asked yourself these and other similar questions, the "Good News" message of the Gospel is that you are not alone.  These are the questions of our hearts and souls and the Light of the World Process seeks to answer them.

Our next Light of the World Retreat begins on Friday, November 6th. 

You can register here.


Ladies- Get your PINK on and join us for an afternoon of fun on Sunday, October 25th.  Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Our program starts at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Barrie Bode, NIU Chair of Biological Sciences.  He will be speaking about the latest cancer research and it's complexity.  Following his presentation it will be time for BUNCO! 


Purchase tickets in advance for $10 after weekend Masses or contact Mary Stola or phone the Parish Office at 630 466-0303.

Sunday October 18th from 8:30-10:30AM

Participants much be at least 18 years of age. No children.

If participant is pregnant or nursing, she needs a note from her doctor.

Anyone paying with Medicare Part B must bring their Medicare card with them.

$20.00 fee (cash, check, credit card or Medicare Part B)

On Thursday, October 15th St. Katharine Drexel Parish presents Fr. Paul White as he encourages us to get a better understanding of what a healthy relationship is, by considering what it is NOT!

Please RSVP not later than October 12th by calling the Parish Office at 630 466-0303.