St. John Brebeuf Parish Office

The Fr. Thomas P. May Parish Ministry Center is located at 8305 N. Harlem Ave, Niles, IL 60714

The Parish Ministry Center (PMC) is the long building southeast of the church, between the church and the school. The Parish Office is located closest to the building sign at the south end of the building. This entrance is also shared with the Adoration Chapel.

Phone:  847-966-8145

Hours:  Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Pastor, Rev. Michael G. Meany

Fr. meany best photo everI am the fourth of six children of Charlotte and Arthur J. Meany, Jr., a baby boomer, who was raised in Evergreen Park, Il. I attended Quigley Seminary South High School and then Niles College Seminary of Loyola University earning a BS in Psychology.


I was ordained a priest in 1980 by Cardinal Cody for the Archdiocese of Chicago. My first assignment was at St. Mary Star of the Sea, near Chicago's Midway Airport, for five years and then returned to Quigley Seminary, serving on the faculty for five years as guidance counselor, psychology and religion teacher. Over four summers, while at Quigley, I attended the University of San Francisco and earned a Master's in Applied Spirituality before going on to St. Raymond de Pentafort, Mount Prospect as Associate Pastor.


After three years at St. Raymond, I was appointed pastor of St. Clotilde, 8400 South Calumet, in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood, an African American parish with a school of 270 students. I was there for five and half years. Then I was appointed pastor of St. Damian, Oak Forest, a parish with 4500 families and a school and religious education program of 800 students each.


In the fall of 2001 I was on a mini three-month sabbatical at the North American College, Rome and then continued pastoring at St. Damian. In 2008, I returned once again to the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree.


In July of 2011, I was appointed pastor of St. John Brebeuf. In June of 2016, I took time for a six-month Sabbatical; traveling, visiting with family and attending classes in Oakland, California. In January of 2017, I was enrolled in the Advanced Pastoral Leadership Program, 4.0 at the Institute for Ongoing Formation, University of St. Mary of the Lake, in partnership with Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.


I'm now in my second six-year term at St. John Brebeuf Parish. It's good to be here!

Associate Pastor, Rev. Piotr Samborski
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Associate Pastor, Fr. Przemek

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Deacon Andy Beierwaltes


Andrew (Andy) Beierwaltes was ordained May 25, 2008. He graduated DePaul University in 1981 with a B.S. in Finance. In 1985 he became a Chartered Financial Consultant, American College Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors, LLC May 1981-Present.


He married Maggie May in 1982. Their children are Julie, Drew, Kristen & Evan.


Deacon Andy joined SJB in June 1964. His duties include St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Name Men's Club, Youth Ministry, Scouting, Lectors -- and much more. To contact him, email

Pastoral Assistant, Mac Karaban

Maciek (Mac) Karaban began as Pastoral Minister/Pastoral Associate in 2014.


He acts as Director of Religious Education Program. Responsibilities include creating and coordinating catechetical program for RE, sacramental preparation for SJB School, RE, The Nicholas Copernicus School of Polish Language and Culture, and GLADD Program, coordinating Children Liturgy of the Word, and creating Adult Faith Formation Program with emphasis on marriage formation.


Mac is originally from Poland. He is married and he and his wife have a son.

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