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.

Holy Week Schedule
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The information and resources discussed in Cardinal Cupich's statement at Masses the weekend of February 3, 2019, can be found at https://heal.archchicago.org/

Click here to listen to the Cardinal's recorded statement:

Mass Times and Office Hours


Weekend Masses (English)
Saturday 7:30 am, 5:00 pm (vigil)
Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 am, 6:00 pm

Weekend Masses (Polish)
Saturday 6:30 pm (vigil)
Sunday 12:30 pm

Weekday Masses (English)
Monday - Friday 6:30 am, 8:30 am

Weekday Masses (Polish)
Wednesday 7:00 pm
First Friday 7:00 pm


Mon, Tue, Thur 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed, Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Parish Office Address
8305 North Harlem Avenue
Niles, IL 60714

(847) 966-8145

Get the SJB "Weekender" Emails

On Fridays, St. John Brebeuf Parish will be sending out the "Weekender" email, beginning July 20, 2018. We our initial list includes those emails that are in our parish database. 

If you would like to receive the "Weekender" but aren't getting it, chances are that we don't have your email address! Simply click to subscribe, and you will be automatically added to our list.

If you have questions, please contact Liz McGowen in the parish office, 847-966-8145 or Lmcgowen@sjbrebeuf.org.

Talk to you soon!

Online Giving

Consider making your weekly or monthly contributions online. It is simple and safe. You may also make contributions for other events. Enter the amount of your weekly contribution and method of payment. Your contribution will automatically be credited to your parish account just as if you used the envelope. Visit GiveCentral

Renew My Church

Renew My Church – First of  a Series 

Where we are 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.

Cardinal Cupich

Pope Francis

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Good Reading

Pray the Rosary

rosary imageIf you have never prayed the Rosary or have not done so in a long time, click here for a comprehensive explanation. 

Children's Choir

The fun continues with the SJB Children’s Choir who like to keep busy! The photo below shows 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)

Holy Name Cathedral

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Live at SJB Concert Series
Niles Metropolitan Chorus 2018
2/3/19 Statement from Cardinal Cupich

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On February 3, 2019, a statement from Cardinal Cupich was read at all masses. Click here to listen to the recordings:



Articles Wanted

If you have something you want to share with the parish, please email office@sjbrebeuf.org Once approved, your message will be posted on this website or in the bulletin.


For information about the VIRTUS program, and about the steps adult employees and volunteers are required to take, please visit www.sjbrebeuf.org/virtus

If you are interested in attending a VIRTUS "Protecting God's Children" training at St. John Brebeuf, upcoming sessions and registration can be found at www.virtusonline.org.


You Are Called To Minister

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



Eucharistic Ministers



Parish School

St. John Brebeuf School has educated the children in Niles and surrounding communities since 1955. We are currently enrolling children in preschool through 8th grade for the 2018-19 school year. Information about our parish school is available here:  St. John Brebeuf School

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