Holy Spirit Catholic Community
2003 Hassert Blvd
Naperville, Illinois 60564
630.922.0081 Master Phone Number
630.922.0085 Fax Number
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Fr. Richard Smith
Fr. Richard Smith Biography
Bishop Conlon and the Priest Personnel Board announced the appointment of Fr. Richard Smith as pastor to Holy Spirit Catholic Community. He took the position of Administrator of Temporal Affairs effective January 2020 and assumed all duties on July 1, 2020. Fr. Smith had been serving as pastor of St. Anthony in Frankfort as well as the Vicar General for the diocese of Joliet.
Fr. Smith was born and raised in Morris, Illinois. He went off to seminary at the age of 15, to the new Diocesan Seminary, St. Charles Borromeo. He was ordained by Bishop Blanchette in 1976 and has since served a number of parishes. He was sent to study Canon Law and then worked in the Marriage Tribunal for 14 years. Wanting to return to parish life, he was named a pastor and has been pastor in four parishes. Holy Spirit Catholic community will be his 5th Pastorate and he continues full time as the Vicar General for the diocese of Joliet.
Fr. John Sponder
Associate PastorREAD BIO
Fr. John Sponder Biography
Fr. John Sponder was born November 23, 1965 to Robert and Joan Sponder of Riverside, IL and is one of nine children. After attending local public schools in Riverside, Fr. John studied at DePaul University in Chicago, earning a B.A degree in June of 1989. From there Father entered Mundelein Seminary of the University of St. Mary of the Lake, earning an S.T.B degree in 1992 and a M.Div. degree in 1993. Father Sponder was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet on June 5th, 1993 by Bishop Joseph Imesch. Father has enjoyed serving at several parishes in the diocese, the most recent being St. Anthony Church in Frankfort, IL. During his years in parish ministry, Father John became a Fourth Degree of the Knight of Columbus. He has also enjoyed serving as police chaplain in the communities of Steger, Westmont, Winfield and Roselle, Il and fire chaplain in Bartlett, Il. Father Sponder is a past member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and the Illinois Federation of Fire Chaplains. Fr. John is looking forward to continue his ministry as a parish priest here at Holy Spirit Parish beginning July, 2020.
|Dcn. Stephen Boffa (Read Bio)||Deacon|
|Dcn. Timothy Roberts (Read Bio)||Deacon|
|Dcn. Eric Alvarez||Deacon||630.922.0081|
Liturgy and Music
|Chris Eubank (Read Bio)||Music Director|
|Sadie Wynne||Music Director|
Adult Faith Formation
|Roberta Balsewicz (Read Bio)||Director of Faith Formation|
Religious Education Office
|Jane Ehrlich (Read Bio)||Director of Religious Education|
|Kim Kroeze||Assistant to DRE|
|Leslie Doherty (Read Bio)||Business Manager|
|Lisa Brancato (Read Bio)||Parish Administrative Assistant|
|Kathy Mackowiak (Read Bio)||Administrative Assistant|