New Principal

Tuesday, Manew principaly 16, 2017

Dear St. John Brebeuf School and Parish Community, 


I'm pleased to announce the selection of Mary C. Maloney, Ph. D. as our new principal effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Maloney's academic credentials and extensive experience makes her eminently qualified to lead our school into the future. The following are some of the highlights of her extensive resume


Please welcome her to St. John Brebeuf! Dr. Maloney will begin working with Ms. Elise Matson over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

Thank you for all your prayers and support! Go Jaguars! 

Fr. Mike Meany


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.

Faith Community
Thought for today


From Daily Readings:

May 24, 2017

I will ask the Father
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you always.

Meet Newest Parishioners

May 2    Nathaly Alvardo

May 3    Luis Ortega and Christine Perez

May 3    Nicole Richter

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)

Holy Name Cathedral

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Totus Tuus


Totus Tuus is a week-long “parish mission” whereby seminarians and college students proclaim the Gospel through Catechetical instruction, Mass, the Sacraments, skits, games and more!  Currently in over 28 dioceses!! 


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Graduates wear Highschool Colors

Our 2017 graduates pose wearing Sweatshirt of their chosen highschool. Fr Meany poses with them as proud as can be. It is only with the dedicated school parents and generosity of parishioners can we turn out such well prepared young adults.

8th grade with Fr. Meany

Parish Carnival 2017


Deacon Przemek Tomczyk

Congratulations to Przemek Tomczyk, who will be ordained May 20th at Holy Name Cathedral by the Laying on of Hands of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago. Father Tomczyk, one of six who were ordained this year to serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago is from Kolo, Poland. Soon to be Father Tomczyk is a a good, friendly guy, a hard worker and fun to be with. 

Cardinal Cupich wrote in his letter of welcome of  Przemek Tomczyk and his classmates that they have “prepared themselves well to undertake the responsibilities of priestly ministry. They will certainly add to the fine quality of our presbyterate for many years to come. These men will also be with us as we move forward in the process of Renew My Church, attentively listening to where God is leading us.” 

On this joyous occasion, I too praise and thank you for all your support, over the past several decades,  of the many newly ordained priests who have served at St. John Brebeuf for their first assignment. Your kindness, patience, encouragement and gentle challenge has taught these young men life long lessons!

Fr. Mike Meany


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Holy Humour


Online Donation

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. Take a look. You will like it.

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What's New

Updated parish registration will be parishioners will be enabled to enter more detailed data...existing parishioners will be enabled to add data and edit existing data.

Request email addresses...aids communication for parish emails

Holy Name Men's Club has elected to offer Give Central as a payment method for its events.

Look for an expanded will show many more booked dates. It will have its own page completion by mid-May

Renew My Church

You may have heard some talk about the Chicago Archdicese is grouping parishes. This is definitely true. Our parish is being grouped with our neighbors Saint Isaac Jogues and Saint Martha. Our parish staff will begin meetings with their staffs in the next few weeks. In the future we will share resources. Take a look at their websites.

Saint Isaac Jogues Niles  

Saint Martha Morton Grove 

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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.

Bishop Robert Barron

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on Catholic Youtube

Bishop Robert Barron is an auxillary bishop  in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He has the facility to speak plain english while giving insights to our theology. He are some Youtube clips.

Watch, Listen and Learn

Meet Our Lectors and Ushers

Often in a parish the size of ours, we see people in church week after week and nod politely or even greet with a good morning. We need to extend ourselves to others. Have you walked past an usher or listened to a lector without knowing who they are. This section may help you a bit. Take a look at the lectors and usher's profile. Make sure you call them by name whenyou greet them.



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

Life Teen Mass

TEENS join St John Brebeuf Youth Ministry for an inspirational evening. Our Life Teen Mass is at 6:00PM on Sundays, followed by our Life Night until 8:30pm. Enjoy food, games, witness talks, and fellowship! A great way to engage in your Faith! ALL TEENS ARE WELCOME!    Check Teen Schedule

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.



Eucharistic Ministers


Pray the Rosary



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

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



Weekend Mass in English  

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

Weekend Mass in Polish

Saturday  6:30 pm (vigil) 

Sunday  12:30 pm

Weekday Mass in English 

Monday - Friday  6:30 am, 8:30 am

Weekday Mass in Polish 

Wednesday 7:00 pm, 

First Friday 7:00 pm

Baptism Preparation


Share your Spirit

You can help young couples prepare for the bapstism 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. 

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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.



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