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.

Fall Kick-off Festival

As the seasons shift now from summer to autumn, may we use this time to shift our own perspectives. May we recall that our task as Christian disciples is to look to what Christ has already accomplished and continues to accomplish in us. 

We will gather under the tents located at the east entrance of the church to celebrate our common bonds as parishioners being mindful of welcoming the newcomer. The conversations shared by the different ministries will not only outline the priorities of the parish works of charity and prayer but also the fun times we have planned for the upcoming year.

I have always believed that our faith in Christ Jesus which we celebrate at our Sunday Masses embody our highest ideals and have the power to change society. St. John Brebeuf Parish is a leading example of this, for while it is made of some of the most talented and faith filled parishioners, a collection of people from all over the world, each individually passionate and skilled in their own particular ministry and leaders at home and at work - we achieve the greatest impact by working together as one parish, one community.  

With that in mind, I invite you to deepen your relationship with the parish and the many good people who make it up after all masses the week-end of September 24th and October 1st. 

God Bless you all! 

Fr. Michael Meany, Pastor 


Life and Justice Conference

On Saturday, September 16th, The Life & Justice Conference, hosted by the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, united the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago who respond to the Gospel call and recognized the dignity of all life as Christ’s missionary disciples. This conference celebrated the International Mission Support, Respect Life, Peace and Justice, Human Concerns, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Campaign for Human Development ministries, providing attendees with an educational and spiritual experience directly related to their ministries in addition to the opportunity to collaborate; enabling each ministry to have a farther reach and greater impact across the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond. The conference begun with the opening remarks from Card. Blaise Cupich, and concluded with the Eucharist lead by bishop Alberto Rojas.

Social Justice Picture

Website Format Change

Beginning imediately our website format will begin to look a little different. To begin with our site has many more viewers than the typical parish site. We have noticed than many who receive the email SJB Weekender click to the website. Thank you for doing this. It is also a fact that 70% of the readers use a mobile device to read both the email and the website.

Therefore we are changing the format to not only be more robust for the desktop readers but more friendly for the mobile user.

Please email suggestions: larry@sjbrebeuf.org


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.

Cardinal Cupich

Pope Francis

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Good Reading

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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Thought for today


From Daily Readings:

September 20, 2017

"Jesus said to the crowds:
"To what shall I compare the people of this generation?  What are they like?"
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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Niles Metropolitan Chorus concerts
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Holy Humour


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Bishop Robert Barron

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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.

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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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