Chaplain Arlene Metcalfe 

  Chaplain Arlene has extensive experience working in

parish ministries. She is a Certified Liturgist and

former head of Worship ministries. She has served

the diocesan Cathedral as their youth minister and

has extensive experience in retreats, days of

reflection and spiritual guidance. Along with her

husband, Deacon Dale, she developed a series of

"Jesus Walks".  She has participated in disaster relief

in New Orleans and assisted in numerous local

projects. She enjoys travel and has visited Poland,

Italy, Ireland, Mexico, England, Spain, Canada, Israel,

and Denmark. She is a retired hospital chaplain and

now devotes her time promoting Adoration of the

Blessed Sacrament. She recently walked 400 miles

of the 500 mile (800 kilometer) El Camino de

Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St James) in

Spain in fall of 2013 and is preparing to walk the

Camino again in 2019 



 Deacon Dale Metcalfe  


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Ordained October 10, 1988 - Deacon Dale has

extensive experience in parish ministries as well 

as retreats, days of reflection, parish missions

and spiritual guidance.  After ordination his focus 

was Worship as a Certified Liturgist, Youth Ministry

as Director of Youth, and RCIA, as co-director. Today

his focus is Spiritual guidance through evenings of reflection and spiritual journeys. Deacon Dale loves

to travel and has visited Italy, Poland, Ireland,

Denmark, Israel, England, Spain, Canada and Mexico.  

He has led International and national prayer services.

 He is a popular preacher and active blogger.  He has participated in disaster relief in New Orleans and

local work projects with the Catholic Corps of

Engineers.  He is a former member of the Joliet

Diocese Pastoral Council.  He is a 4th degree Knight

of Columbus and recently walked 400 miles of the

500 mile (800 kilometer) El Camino de Santiago

de Compostela (The Way of St. James) in Spain

in the fall of 2013 and is currently preparing to

return to Spain to walk the Camino again in 2019


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Deacon Jerry Heitschmidt

Ordained September 2011 - Deacon Jerry has

extensive experience in parish ministry focusing 

on the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of

Columbus, retreats and days of reflection. Deacon

Jerry loves to travel and among his many journeys

has visited the Holy Land, Poland, Italy, and others.

He has participated in International prayer

experiences and is a popular preacher. He is a

4th degree Knight and Previous Grand Knight of

the Yorkville, IL Council.  His is currently serving

in the Diocese of San Diego.