For the Hubl family, Blessed Sacrament is home. Jeff has been a member here since he was four years old and Beth since 2000. They were married in the church and all three of their children — Kajetan, Brooks, and Eastlyn — were baptized here.
Jeff serves as a hospitality minister along with Beth. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteers at Central Catholic Middle and High School, where he helps with the Booster Club, scorekeeping, and concessions. Jeff graduated from Central Catholic.
“I enjoy helping at the school in any way I can,” he says. “It’s always had a place in my heart. The school is run on volunteers and families helping out, so it’s important to do your fair share.”
Beth and Jeff also believe that surrounding their children with other families who are involved at the school and parish is setting them up for success.
“When you can surround them with other good people of faith, that’s really setting a good example for their future,” Jeff says.
Beth feels the same, and she also helps with the Women’s Spring-a-Ling. When the children were younger, she also taught Religious Education. She was always impressed by the questions that the students asked and the discussions they inspired.
“I learned a lot about my faith from the questions they would ask,” Beth says. “It was seeing it from a child’s perspective. I was always impressed by their questions.”
Kajetan, 18, followed the lead of Beth and helped teach Religious Education for the last 7 years. As a student at Central Catholic, she was required to complete volunteer hours. Kajetan’s volunteering with Religious Education well surpassed her required hours.
“It’s important that kids see adults volunteering even though it isn’t required like it is for them,” Beth says.
“We’ve seen over the years less involvement in volunteer roles,” Jeff says. “It seems like we always need volunteers.”
This is why Jeff and Beth added another role — upholding the stewardship pillar of hospitality.
Jeff and Beth also stay busy watching all the kids at sports as they are very involved. The Hubls spend a lot of time “sitting on bleachers,” as they put it. Jeff is also very involved in baseball. The whole family is always willing to step up to help anytime helpers are needed, whether at the school or parish.
“It helps to lead by example for the kids,” Jeff says. “Being involved in church and the faith is important. Volunteering is important. Our church doesn’t exist without the members.”
One thing Jeff especially appreciates is the familiarity at Blessed Sacrament. Because he’s been a member most of his life, he’s gotten to know people and watched them and their kids grow.
“This parish is home, and we wouldn’t have it any other way,” Jeff says.