Blessed Family Ministry

Please join us for our next events!


Sunday, July 22nd @ 1:00 PM

* At the home of Ben & Emily Getz 

Our next Family Rosary will be at the Getz House (528 N. Main St. Morton) on Sunday, July 22nd at 1 PM—rain or shine!  After praying the rosary, we will get the sprinkler going for the kids and enjoy popsicles.  Please contact Ben and Emily Getz at with questions.



Topic: "Anger in Parenting: What to do When They Push Our Buttons"

Monday, July 23rd @ 7:00 PM

Fr. Wuellner Room

Although our children can bring us immense joy, they also can bring out qualities we didn’t realize we had, including unjustified anger.  Ben & Emily will lead an open discussion focused on ways to respond to anger so it doesn’t become sin but instead can be used to help both parents and children grow in virtue. 

The vision of Blessed Family Ministry is to form disciples of Jesus Christ within the life of the family, the domestic church. The ministry's goal is to encourage all families to live in the model of the early church as laid out in Acts 2:42:  “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles, and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread, and the prayers.”  Blessed Family Ministry, led by Ben and Emily Getz, will provide opportunities to grow closer to our Lord especially through two regular events each month: a family rosary followed by fellowship and a “Parenting with Purpose” night where various topics about Catholic faith formation will be discussed.



Sunday, July 22 - 1:00 PM (Ben & Emily Getz's home - 528 N. Main St., Morton)

Sunday, August 5 - 1:00 PM (The Smith's House)

Sunday, September 9 - 1:00 PM (Location TBD)

Sunday, October 14 - 1:00 PM (Location TBD)

Sunday, November 11 - 1:00 PM (Location TBD)

Sunday, December 9 - 1:00 PM (Location TBD)

*Weather permitting


Monday, July 23 - 7:00 PM (Fr. Wuellner Room)

Monday, August 27 - 7:00 PM (Fr. Wuellner Room)

Monday, September 17 - 7:00 PM (Fr. Wuellner Room)

Monday, October 22 - 7:00 PM (Fr. Wuellner Room)

Monday, November 26 - 7:00 PM (Fr. Wuellner Room)


If you would like to be involved in the ministry or simply want to know more details on upcoming events, please contact Ben and Emily at

Addtional resources:  Family Resources Center - Diocese of Peoria





Ben & Emily Getz Family

“We are continually looking for ways to better live out the beauty of our Catholic faith and to pass it on to our children. Family life is our path to holiness through the vocation of marriage. Through this ministry, we hope to gather in prayer, share our experiences, and more intentionally live out our calling as Catholic families."         - Ben & Emily