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Father Michael Meany

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I 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 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 entering my second six-year term beginning July 1st at St. John Brebeuf Parish. It's good to be here!

Father Przemek Tomczyk
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Father Peter Samborski

Father Piotr Samborski was born on October 5th, 1988, in Siedlce Poland. After graduating high school, he continued education at the John Paul II Mayor Seminary in Diocese of Siedlce. After three years studying philosophy and theology, he came to USA in 2010 to continue his priesthood vocation in Archdiocese of Chicago. His first year Fr. Samborski spent on studying English at the UIC in Chicago. Subsequently, he was admitted to the University of Saint Mary the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. He was ordained deacon May 10th 2014 by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George in Seminary Chapel in Mundelein. For his diaconate internship was sent to St. John Brebeuf in February 2015. On May 2nd 2015, he received his Master of Divinity in Theology from USML. Fr. Samborski was ordained to the priesthood on May 16th, 2015 by Archbishop Blase Cupich in Holy Name Cathedral, Downtown Chicago. He started his first assignment July 1st 2015 at St. John Brebeuf as Associate Pastor.  

Deacon Larry Skaja

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Lawrence ( Larry)  Skaja was ordained April 1987 by Joseph Cardinal Bernadin. Presently his duties include Baptism Preparation, Marriage Preparation, Lectors, Ushers and various ad hoc projects. With the presiding priests, he celebrates mass as deacon of the Word and Eucharist . He presides at the sacrament of Baptism and Marriage.

Deacon Andy Beierwaltes