St. Marcelline - Schaumburg, IL



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Mike and Darla Filipucci - Ministry of CareFilipucci

Mike and Darla have been part of the St. Marcelline community since August 1975, after moving to Schaumburg from Sterling Heights, MI. Through the years, they have been active in a wide variety of ministries, including Eucharistic ministers, greeters, money counters, RCIA and the Stewardship committee. In the fall of 1999, they began their journey through the Diaconate Formation Program, and Mike was ordained in May 2003. Since ordination, they have led St. Marcelline's Ministry of Care, which includes hospital, institutional and homebound visits to the sick, the bereavement ministry and grief support group. Mike and Darla were married in November 1974. Although they have no children, they enjoy spending time with many nieces and nephews, as well as their cats Jake and Elwood who run the household. Both are native Ohioan's, and enjoy spending time each summer visiting the Lake Erie Islands and taking in a Cleveland Indians game or two.

Mike is employed with a major retailer as an inventory analyst, while Darla is employed with a financial services firm.

Joe and Rey Garcia - Bible Studygarcia

Joe and Rey have been active St. Marcelline parishioners since 1973.  Over the years, they have been involved in a host of ministries. Joe was ordained in 1987 in the Archdiocese of Chicago; currently the two lead the parish's Bible Study Program. Married since 1970, Joe and Rey are transplants from Texas, but have lived most of their lives in the Midwest, Indiana and Illinois. They have two children who are on their own. Joe is an import customhouse broker in the Chicago District, and Rey works for Schaumburg Township in the Assessor's office.

Tom and Pat LaMantia - St. Vincent DePaul Societylamantia

Tom and Pat joined St. Marcelline in 1976, and have been actively involved in a variety of ministries ever since. Tom was ordained in 2002, and together with Pat, leads St. Marcelline's Social Ministry. Tom also performs in St. Marcelline's Handbell Choir, while Pat keeps busy as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector and member of the Funeral Luncheon committee. They also minister together within two of the parish's service ministries - the St. Vincent DePaul Society and WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger). Parents of three sons and one-time grandparents (with another grandchild due to arrive in November), Tom and Pat have been married since 1973. Tom worked at ComEd for 34 years and is now a full-time consultant. Pat is an Instructional Assistant for special needs students in School District 54. In their spare time, Tom enjoys running, while Pat enjoys leisurely strolls and challenging the mind with crossword puzzles. They also enjoy working together on their gorgeous garden.

Paul and Diane Migala - Marriage Preparationmigala

Paul and Diane first came to St. Marcelline in 1977 and remained active members until a job transfer took them to Mississippi in 1984. Upon returning to the Chicago area in 1987, they returned to Schaumburg and St. Marcelline. They have been involved in several ministries including Eucharistic Ministers, RCIA, Religious Education, money counting and Christ Renews His Parish, as well as being a Sponsor Couple in the Marriage Prep program since 1988. Following Paul’s ordination as a Deacon in May 2003, Paul and Diane have taken responsibility for this wonderful ministry. Paul and Diane have known each other since the 7th grade when she moved into his neighborhood in Chicago. They were married in 1969, and have a daughter and a son, both living in Chicago. Paul is an avid golfer, though he will openly admit he is not very good. Diane is the ultimate Cubs fan and is still in love with Paul, despite his being a White Sox fan.

Don and Roxanne Maiers - Baptism Preparation/RCIAmaiers