Our Team & Blog 

Deacon Jerry Heitschmidt 

RIP  5/14/2020

Thanks for the memories & smiles 

Ordained September 2011 - Deacon Jerry has 

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.


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 the future. 


 Deacon Dale Metcalfe  




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Ordained October 10, 1988 - Deacon Dale has 

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 in the future.