Mission

We are a people of faith who offer each other and those touched by us the means to experience God through prayer, sacraments, education and mutual support in light of the Gospel and Catholic Tradition.

Music of Americas, Sunday, November 19
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Overnight Open Gym

Come and experience prayer and friendship all night long! If you want to attend the overnight event, please ask your parents to print and fill out the permission slip and bring it with you to Saint John Brebeuf Parish. We are looking forward to seening you! 

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Polish Independence Day

Today, alongside with Veterans' Day, Polish community of Saint John Brebeuf celebrated 99th anniversary of regaining independance of Polish nation. In the Eucharist celebrated by Fr. Peter Samborski took part also representatives of Polish Consulate General in Chicago, and students from Polish School of Nicolaus Copernicus.  May God bless both our countries - Poland and USA! Niech Pan Bóg blogoslawi obie nasze ojczyzny - Polske i Stany Zjednoczone! 

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Gala 2017
For the 24th time we have celebrated our SJB Parish on the annual GALA banquet. Thanks to Joseph and Catherine Walsh who spearheaded the preparation of this year's GALA we could celebrate what is the best of our parish. This year three very special people were awarded for their involvement in the parish: Sandie Beierwaltes, Jill Schmidt, and Daniel Kosiba. Congratulations to all the awardees! 
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Events for 11/18/2017
Renew My Church

Renew My Church – First of  a Series 

Where we are at now. ---Many Catholic communities are content and comfortable meeting the spiritual needs of those in the pews. Evangelization is left up to the Spirit, and the Great Commission to 'go and make disciples” is not fully internalized. 

Where we are going. --- We bring all people to Christ, reaching beyond those in the pews into the neighborhoods, ministering to the hurting and those who feel alienated. 

Our grouping parishes are St. Isaac Jogues, Niles and St. Martha, Morton Grove. We are beginning to discuss this future-focussed and mission-oriented planning process to discern new models that meet the changing demographics and mission needs in our area. Please let me know if you are interested in being a part of this new adventure. frmeanysjb@yahoo.com 

 

Saint Isaac Jogues Niles  

Saint Martha Morton Grove 

Divorce and You

The Catholic Church cares deeply about those who suffer a failed marriage. In the coming weeks, we at St John Brebeuf will be bringing information forward. It will show how our living body views divorce in today's world. Soon we will be getting together as divorced Catholics to better understand our faith and what it means to us today.

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Good Reading

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Thought for today

From Daily Readings:

November 8th, 2017

"Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another" Rom 13:8.
Joy in Jesus

 

Joy in Jesus is a program designed to expose young childrento the fundemental teachings of the Church. Children are taught that each of us is a unique and special child of God, and are introduced to the symbols of the Church- tree,rock,seed and water-through engaging and hands-on demonstrations. They also learn about the birth of Jesus, the Joy of the Resurrection and the celebration of the Mass. The program is open to children ages 3-5 ( up to first grade) and is held on Sundays,October through April, During the 10:45 Mass.

Children's Choir

SJB Children’s Choir Gets Around!

The fun continues with the SJB Children’s Choir who like to keep busy! Photos above show the choir singing in the PMC for our International Night, and for the Pueri Cantores workshop and Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in early March. This yearly event is for special singing groups to learn more about their singing from a national expert and to enjoy the fellowship of other choirs from the region, culminating in massed-choir for a full length weekend Mass at the Cathedral. For more information about the choir, please call Ms. Ewa Fair (773) 551-0284. (Photos)

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Pray the Rosary

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If you have never prayed the Rosary or have not done so

in a long time, click here for a comprehensive explanation.

 

Baptism Preparation

 

Share your Spirit

You can help young couples prepare for the baptism of their child. This is a perfect ministry for a married couple with children of your own. It is a joyful experience. We meet once a month on a Tuesday with couples preparing for baptism. The format is discussion with a focus on Sacrament. Call the parish office 847-966-8145. 

Articles Wanted

Do you have something you want to share with the parish.

Email to webeditor@sjbrebeuf.org. Once approved, your message will be posted on this website

Virtus

 

VIRTUS programs are designed to help protect children from sexual abuse.  To achieve this goal, the Archdiocese of Chicago offers the program “Protecting God’s Children.”   The sessions provide information to raise awareness and to help prevent abuse using worksheets, discussions and videos that incorporate interviews with both victims and convicted perpetrators.

The Archdiocese of Chicago requires every employee and volunteer who interacts with children to complete the program.  To comply with this requirement, St. John Brebeuf is proud to offer “Protecting God’s Children” to its parishioners and all employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese.  Group sessions are facilitated by parishioners Pam Perez and Tim Spadoni and are generally held one weeknight per month, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., in the May Ministry Center.

 

 

You Are Called To Minister

Sunday Mass Ministers Needed

The ministry of Saint John Brebeuf is constantly growing and renewing. Please look below and sign up for the talents you wish to share.

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Why choose Catholic education

Your Sunday contribution provides support for Catholic Education. This education is the best method for keeping our Christian values in a tumultous society.

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