Other Organizations

The following other organizations are not a part of our parish committees, but are available within the parish.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – Fr. John J. Dussman Council #3731

A national organization of Catholic men, the Knights of Columbus’ guiding principles are: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. They promote catholic action, youth services, support the Newman Apostolate at secular universities and also have a full schedule of social events. Contact Joe Marella at 847-803-4028 for more information.


Their ministry’s statement is the same as the Knights and they support the knights. In addition, they have their own meetings and events. For more info, contact Lorraine Nazimek at 470-0522.


The primary functions of NAMI ("National Alliance for Mental Illness") are support, education, advocacy, resources and referrals to families and to the patients who suffer from a mental illness; and the education of the general public. NAMI’s roots grew from the need of people for knowledge, understanding, sharing of grief, relief of guilt, and mutual support. Scientifically defined brain disorders are: Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), Major Depressive Illnesses, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Schizophrenia. NAMI offers support and educational meetings; an informative monthly newsletter; Family-to-Family 12-week education program. We provide birthday gifts to 500 patients at our area state-operated facility. Contact Vi Orr at 729-1457 for more information.


Discovery weekends are for engaged couples and are held at a retreat house. Team members and Discovery Board members edit and write the Discovery Newsletter which is sent to all Discovery Team members. This is one of several programs designed to meet the requirements for pre-marriage preparation. Be sure to inquire about the other programs so you can choose what best suits your needs. Find out more information by contacting the Rectory at 729-1414.


A group of couples who have each experienced a Marriage Encounter Weekend, now meet on a monthly basis to share the spiritual and practical aspects of marriage. If you are interest in more information about making a Marriage Encounter weekend and are interested in joining a sharing group, call Marge O’Brien at 847-998-5633. We would be happy to help you.