Hospitality and Fellowship

Good day I’m Jo Ann Johnson.  I am a member of your parish council and would like to invite you to help us create the most friendly and vibrant parish around.  This will be one of the goals of the Hospitality and Fellowship Committee.

Pope Francis recently said ” …The real work of the Church, our mother, is not mainly to manage projects, but to learn how live in fraternity with others.  A welcome – filled fraternity is the  best witness that God is our father, for by this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13: 35)

Socializing and creating a welcoming environment is an Important way to grow our faith in our community.  As a member of this committee you would be asked to bring ideas and positive energy that will forward the idea of a fun place to worship is part of being Catholic.

There are already parishes that have developed this program  very  successfully.  We will use some of these examples to get started, but this is our parish and we will want to tailor our programs to fit our needs.  So we turn to our congregation and ask that you to consider using your talents to enhance our parish life by signing up for the Hospitality and Fellowship committee.

Sign-up sheets, name and numbers of people who can answer questions you may have about making St. Francis parish a joyful place to worship will be available at the rear of the Church.

For more information you can contact:

Jo Ann Johnson at 815-228-4060 or


Marty Wheatland at 815-488-1370 or