Knights of Columbus

The Knights are a fraternal organization of men who perform charitable, educational and patriotic works for the benefit of their fellow men and the nation. Meeting: second and fourth Thursday of each month.

For more information visit http://kofc5573.org


Rich Blaszak, 815.254.7078

Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus

The Ladies Auxiliary is open to all women 18 years and older.  We meet the second Thursday of each month.  We are a charitable and social organization dedicated to the Church and family.  Through social and fudraising events we support several organizations, including a number of programs in our parish.  We offer a tuition grant each year to a child or grandchild of an active member.  We also assist the Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus Council #5573 in various activities, including the Lenten Fish Fry.


Annemarie Burns, 815.254.9878   annemariejb@gmail.com

St. Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We are committed to respecting the dignity of those we assist and fostering self-respect. We assure confidentiality at all times and endeavor to establish relationships based on trust and friendship.

As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice because it is through these works that Vincentians see the face of Christ.


Bob Shurson, President  815.436.2651 x414  rshurson7956@gmail.com