OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
pledge to provide time, energy, and financial resources to communicate
growth is our greatest priority. Through our ministries we will
pray for the strength and guidance to
We entrust our parish
Photographer -Fr. Frank Jasper, OFM
Fr. Dennis Schafer OFM
Fr. Dennis Schafer, OFM has been assigned to serve the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Patrick as Associate Pastor. He comes to us with a wealth of experience. He made his solemn profession as a friar in 1975 and ordained priest in 1980. He served on the faculty at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois from 1981 to 2002. In 1998, he earned a doctorate in music at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. This past year he was on sabbatical in Joliet, Illinois. For 11 years prior to that, he was involved in Franciscan Formation direction. He was director of the postulancy program in Joliet and team member of the national OFM Novitiate Program in Burlington, Wisconsin. He was recently elected to serve on the Provincial Council.
We wish to wholeheartedly welcome him. We know that we will be enriched by his experience.