Mary Jo Yowaish
As a lifetime parishioner of St. Alphonsus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mary Jo sings with the choir, is part of the ladies auxiliary, and serves as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and sacristan. Additionally, Mary Jo volunteers by helping with the Christmas store, delivering Thanksgiving meals and Christmas baskets, assisting with the food and clothing pantry, and also serves as a Eucharistic minister at Saint Mary's Hospital. Her mission work includes helping those in need in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and here in our West Michigan community. She truly enjoys helping others and seeing the smiles on the faces she's served, much like her favorite saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mary Jo and her husband John have been married for 28 years, have three grown children (John, Nicole, and Amy), five wonderful grandchildren, and one beautiful angel in heaven.