Diocese of Joliet

Inside This Issue | August 2021

The Beauty of Being Part of God’s Stained-Glass Windows

By Rebecca Siar, a Former Echo Apprentice in the Diocese of Joliet and Current Director of Campus Ministry at the St. John Paul Ii Newman Center (University of Illinois at Chicago) and President of Chicago's Chapter of Young Catholic Professionals | August 2021


There is something about a stained-glass window on a bright and sunny day.

What Does Jesus Look Like?

By Rob Visher, a Parishioner at St. Joseph’s Parish, Downers Grove, and an Aspirant for the Diaconate | August 2021


My precious six-year-old daughter, Ellie, recently asked me what Jesus looked like. The conversation went something like this.

Why Keep the Law



A public junior high school that I pass regularly has posted these words on its marquee recently: “Be honest. Don’t lie.”

Boston Marathon

By Deacon Vic Puscas, the Diocesan Director of Formation for the Office of the Diaconate | August 2021


Once upon a time, I was a police officer. This fall, I will be running in the Boston Marathon in an attempt to raise money for the American Liver Foundation.

Sacred Places

By Father John Welch, O.Carm, on the Board of Members at Joliet Catholic Academy | August 2021


Pope Francis, in his prophetic letter on care for our planet, wrote, “The history of our friendship with God is always linked to particular places which take on an intensely personal meaning.