Mens Ministry


Our Mission

Through the Holy Spirit, prayer and fellowship, we are strengthened and renewed. We become better husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, mentors, coaches and also servant leaders. Guests are always welcome to share a meal with us as we strive to enhance our spirits, discover and develop our God given gifts, establish effective partnerships with like-minded groups and experience the joys of serving others in need. Our small groups work because we respect and honor your confidentiality.

A Brief History

The St. Jude's Catholic Men's Ministry program was started over twenty years ago and began as a "bible study". Bishop Kaffer, formerly the State Chaplin of the Illinois Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, inspired our leaders to start men's ministries in local churches. His charge, combined with the dedicated and passionate support from Fr. Don Bates and the visionary support from the "Fishers Of Men" in Joliet, allowed our ministry to benefit from many larger-scale men's conferences and leadership development opportunities. Ever since, our ministry has been a faith-filled mission to help men grow closer to God and connect in fellowship, while building disciples for Christ.

Servant Leadership  
President, Raymond Glowa
Vice President, Robert Thompson 
Treasurer, Vinny Rayola
Secretary, Jeff Ohner 
Pastoral Council Liaison, John Steinmetz
Immediate Past President, Paul Hockberger 
Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Robert Basler, O.S.A.

Men's Ministry Events and Activities 

Throughout the year, the Men's Ministry performs numerous service activities as well as hosting a variety of programs and workshops to help men grow in faith and love of the Lord. 

Please Join Us on Our Spiritual Journey

  • To ignite passion for the Lord in men's hearts and have fun together
  • To develop our God given talents and learn to be servant leaders
  • To stand up for what we believe in
  • To share our joys and challenges and be accountable to one another
  • To seek adventure and expects God's greater reward


Faith, Fun and Fellowship