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P.O. Box 398
East St. Louis, IL 62202-0398

Associate Coordinator

Mr. Louis Slapshak
618-234-8334
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Department of Pastoral Services 

   
Sue A. Huett Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5038

Office of Worship 

  Fax: (618) 257-2969
Sue A. Huett Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5038
Position Vacant Administrative Assistant   (618) 722-5040

Office of Respect Life Ministry 

  Fax: (618) 257-2969
Coordinator Position Vacant    
Position Vacant Administrative Assistant   (618) 722-5040
Matt and Emily Joost Natural Family Planning (NFP) Coordinators This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 235-9601 ext. 1112  

Office of Hispanic Ministry 

   
Sister Joan Hornick, A.S.C. Communications Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5049
Lucia Barragan Administrative Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5050
Ada Jimenez Family Advocate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5051

Marriage Preparation (Diocesan Committee) 

 
Deacon Thomas and Sandee Powers Co-Chairs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (815) 302-5168

Prison Ministry 

  Fax: (618) 482-5574
Louis Slapshak Associate Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 234-8334

The Messenger 

  Fax: (618) 235-9605
Christopher Orlet Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5044
Patty Schilling Administrative Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5045
Jane Rieso Marketing Representative This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5036
Eric Seiffert Advertising This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (618) 722-5047

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Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world—even though it is illegal in every country in the world.

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Human Life and Dignity

The Pro-Life Office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked us to continue to spread the message of the sacredness of human life to all! We need to join in the effort to protect patients’ civil rights and oppose efforts to make suicide a legal medical treatment option.

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Marriage Preparation

Because Christian Marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Parishes offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.

The important thing for engaged couples to keep in mind as they check numerous items off their pre-wedding "to do" list is the well-known adage, "Your wedding lasts a day, but your marriage lasts a lifetime." The Church encourages couples to invest time and energy into the all-important work of preparing for their married life together.

For couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church, please contact your parish priest six to nine months before your anticipated wedding date to begin the marriage preparation process. 

 

Session Information

Session Two

Saturday, October 20, 2018

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Parish, Mt. Vernon

 

THE CHURCH AND FOSTERING THE NOBILITY OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

 

     Worship and Faith Formation                                                             Outreach

                  Deacon Kevin and Kristen Templin                                             Scott and Karen Seaborn
                                                                                                             
Dr. Brian Gosser

 

 

Required Readings and Videos:

Gaudium et Spes n. 46-52

Browse the website: For Your Marriage (click here to access)

Babette's Feast Pre-work

 

 

Gaudium et Spes - Entire Document
This document will be used throughout year two of the program.  Specific sections will be listed in the required readings.

 

 

 

 

Project Information

pdf Participant Project Guidelines (588 KB)

Project Submission Form

 

 

 

  

   
                             

Side Info Contact Article

Diocesan Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue, Building #2
Belleville, IL 62221
FAX: 618-722-5065

Communications Coordinator/Coordinadora de Comunicaiones

Sister Joan Hornick, ASC
618-722-5049
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Administrative Coordinator/Coordinadora Administrativa

Mrs. Lucia Barragan
618-722-5050
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Family Advocate/Asesora Familiar

Ms. Ada Jimenez
618-722-5051
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Welcome

The Department of Pastoral Services serves as one of five departments in the administrative structure of the Diocese of Belleville.  It is comprised of six ministries: the Office of Worship, Hispanic Ministry, Respect Life Ministry, Marriage Preparation, Prison Ministry and The Messenger. These ministries support the parishes and institutions of the Diocese of Belleville by offering a variety of services, celebrations and resources. The members of the Department of Pastoral Services continue the ministry and mission of Jesus through their care for individuals from all walks of life. This website is provided as an extension of their ministries. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We appreciate your prayers and support. May this website be a blessing to you as you serve God and His people.