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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, the Netherlands, 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 El Camino de los Santos in Illinois.  


 Deacon Dale Metcalfe  




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Ordained October 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, the Netherlands, 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 designed and walked the

Camino de los Santos (The Way of the Saints) in Illinois.