Parish Life

 

Char Reimer, 708-732-4504 char@mymomcogit8.com

Community Outreach Program
   Food Pantry

In weeks with 1st and 3rd Fridays: 9-11 am on Saturday

All other weeks: 7-9 pm on Tuesday

Come to the Parish Hall

 

 

   Soup Kitchen

Tuesdays from 5-7 pm in the Parish Hall

 

Members of Community Outreach are dedicated to serving those who are in need and less fortunate. In addition to the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, we also sponsor a Giving Tree during Advent, a Children’s Christmas Party and gifts, and the Good Shepherd Mission’s Christmas in January.

Jean Chaney,  chanej62@aol.com

Council of Catholic Women (CCW)

The St. Liborius Council of Catholic Women (CCW) is dedicated to promoting devotion to our Lord Jesus through our patron, Our Lady of Good Counsel. We are also dedicated to promoting community for our women through spiritual, social, and educational activities. CCW meetings are held in the parish hall on the first Monday following the first Sunday of the month from September to June. The yearly membership fee is $5.00 and is open to all women age 18 and over.


Mission: The Joliet Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women acts through its affiliated organizations to support, empower and educate Catholic Women in spirituality, leadership and service. JDCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the church and society in the modern world. Our CCW organization is dedicated to promoting devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ through our patron, Our Lady of Good Counsel and to promoting community for our women through spiritual, social and educational activities.

Margie Wegrzyn, 708-754-3460
faithformation@stliborius.org

 

"Crusaders" Jr. High Youth Group

The Jr. High Youth Group offers 6th -8th grade Confirmation Preparation students an atmosphere where faith and fun meet! The pre-teen years before high school are an important time where faith and friendship play an integral role in the lives of our youth. Crusaders provides an opportunity for the youth of our parish to interact in a safe, faith-filled environment.  We will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Religious Education Center.

Susan Murphy, 708-279-7383
smmassoc@aol.com

Daughters of St. Liborius

The Daughters of St. Liborius was formed to encourage sociability among the members, to assist in supporting the welfare of Knights of Columbus Council #14562, and to sponsor some charitable activities each year. The Daughters of St. Liborius meet the third Monday of the month in the Parish Hall. Membership is open to all Catholic women age 18 or older. 

 

Gardens, Grounds and Grottos

The building and groundskeepers at St. Liborius work hard to help keep our property beautiful.

Carol Warnke, lastrides@aol.com

Hospitality Ministry

The mission of the Hospitality Ministry is to help the other Ministries of St. Liborius with special occasions, meetings and functions of the parish. We help in getting bakers, setting up and serving along with members of their ministry. Our Ministry’s main activities are the Donut Sundays as well as the Ice Cream Sundae Sundays in the summer. To promote and encourage fellowship among our parishioners at these events.

Mark Morky; bugguy61@comcast.net

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide organization for Catholic men who desire to grow in personal spirituality and serve the Church. They are founded under the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. This organization provides men with a vehicle for building up the parish community and family life with an emphasis on family, youth, church, council, and community activities.


Mission: We are St. Liborius Council of The Knights of Columbus #14562, an organization fortified by the Knights of Columbus history and driven by our goals for the future. We strive to maintain the core values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Faith is our foundation. We are dedicated to the Catholic Church and her good works. As committed as we are to the Catholic Church, so are we dedicated to helping our community prosper. As Catholic men, fathers and husbands, serving our families is not only part of what we do, it is part of who we are. We provide assistance and support to Knights and their families whenever needed. We assist youth in building a strong sense of civic and religious responsibility. We believe in each other as we believe in ourselves; realizing that by creating a strong, social and supportive council, we help create a stronger future for our order and our parish. It is through these five areas of service- faith, community, family, youth and fellowship- that we truly make a difference.

Al Darabaris, 946-9885
darabaris@comcast.net

Men’s Over 30 Basketball

The Men’s Over 30 Basketball group was created for recreational purposes over 10 years ago. We play basketball on Sunday nights during the school year at the Mother Teresa Catholic Academy Gym. A fee of $5.00 is collected from those playing and later donated to various Church and school organizations.

Lee Bravo, 709-0365 leereenkit@att.net
Al Darabaris, 946-9885
darabaris@comcast.net

Parish Picnic

Family, Friends, Food and Fun! That’s what the St. Liborius Parish Picnic is all about. For those new to our community, the purpose of our annual Parish Picnic is to strengthen family ties, establish new friendships, and enjoy old ones. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with our entire Parish community. There is food, bingo, face painting, games, and much more. We always need volunteers to provide help with the planning, setting up, working of booths, cooking, and cleaning up after the picnic.


Mission: The Parish Picnic Committee is dedicated to the proposition of fun and fellowship for all. We organize the St. Liborius Parish Picnic and provide food, Bingo, games for the kids, pony rides, carriage rides and fellowship for one and all. While we are a ministry unto ourselves, we are a group that spans many ministries, all working together to provide for the parish on this day of enjoyment.

Shirley Cocci, 754-5674

Quilters

This group of CCW members meets once a week in the Parish Hall for fellowship and quilting. Quilts are later used as raffle items with proceeds benefiting our parish. We attend 8:00 a.m. Rosary every Tuesday morning and then meet in the Parish Hall. Where we work on the quilt until 11:00 a.m. Quilters sell tickets twice a year, Christmas and Easter, after all masses.

Kendra Duncan,708-672-3119
klizdunc@comcast.net

Secular Franciscans

The Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) is a Church-approved Lay Order. It is a vocation for life, not a society, association, or organization. Members commit to continual spiritual formation in the spirit of Saint Francis and participation in service and outreach activities.


Mission: The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this: to observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of St. Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the center of his life with God and people. Our goal as Third Order Secular Franciscans is to live the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as shown to us by our beloved St. Francis of Assisi. As members of the Catholic Church, we as members of the Third Order of Secular Franciscans try to foster understanding and personal growth through prayer and service to others.

Lee Bravo, 708-755-2398 leereenkit@att.net

St. Joseph Rosary Sodality

The spiritual goals of the sodality are the imitation of the Blessed Mother’s role in the family and the daily prayer of the Rosary. Members pray a decade of the Rosary daily, concentrating on one mystery for an entire month. On the first Sunday of each month, the Sodality as a body prays the Rosary before Mass and receives Communion. The Rosary is said promptly at 10:15 before the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Our meeting immediately follows in the Parish Hall. All women of the Parish are invited to join our organization.


Mission: Our ministry’s mission is dedicated to the imitation of the Blessed Mother’s role in the family and the daily prayer of the Rosary, to pray as a body before mass and receiving communion, and to provide spiritual leadership for members of St. Liborius and our community. As a compassionate hand of the parish, we not only provide financial assistance but social gatherings as well.

 

Welcoming Ministry

The purpose of the welcoming ministry is to promote a feeling of warmth, acceptance and belonging to our parish family. The Welcoming Ministry works to bring new members into the life of our parish by inviting new members to worship and get involved in parish ministry.


Mission: The Welcoming Ministry of St. Liborius, as ambassadors of Christ, promotes a feeling of warmth, acceptance and belonging to all existing, returning and visiting members to our faith family. We strive to bring fellowship within our parish community by encouraging members through worship, friendships and the sharing of information, to become active members in our St. Liborius Parish family.

Margie Wegrzyn, 708-754-3460
faithformation@stliborius.org

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St. Liborius TYG Teen Ministry

Teen Youth Group (TYG)

The group’s weekly meetings consist of praise and worship, teachings on the Catholic faith, discussions of vocations and life issues, open sharing and experiencing different methods of prayer. There are retreats and guest speakers as well as service activities and special events; some to include the middle school students as well. TYG meets every Wednesday after the 7 p.m. Mass in Religious Education Center.

Mission: We are a ministry for teens and BY teens coming together for continuing faith formation during our high school years. We are challenged with exploring our faith, deepening our relationship with God, and becoming a vibrant part of the life of St. Liborius Parish.

 

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