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.

Mandate of Ministers of Care and Ministers of Communion

On Monday, October 16th, we celebrated the Mass of Mandation of the new and experienced Ministers of Communion and of Care in our Parish. Thank you for your ministry of bringing the Body of Christ to those in need! 

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Scripture Study for Teens

TEENS do you have a hard time understanding the readings at Mass? Join our new SJBYM LITURGY GROUP! We meet on Sundays at 5:00pm in the Chapel of the St John Brebeuf Church. We will discuss readings and the Gospel for Sunday Mass. Then you can stay to attend the 6:00pm Mass as a group! It's a great way to understand our liturgy better. ALL TEENS ARE INVITED!

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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

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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)

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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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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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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.

 

MASS SCHEDULE

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

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm. 

Friday: 9am - 7pm.

Saturday: 9am - 6:30pm. 

Sunday: 9am - 1:30pm. 

Parish Office Address:

8305 North Harlem Avenue

Niles, IL 60714

Telephone:

847-966-8145

 

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.

 

 

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