Parish Life

Parish Pastoral Council

Exercises a shared responsibility for the pastoral life of the parish, under the leadership of the pastor, by: 1) researching the needs, ideas and hopes of the parish community; 2) encouraging and supporting existing ministries; 3) evaluating the quality of life of the parish community; and 4) planning for the future by recommending policies, procedures, and programs that will implement its values and fulfill the Church’s mission.
Meetings are the second Monday of the month, 7pm.
Contact: Fr. Juan Pablo Avila at OR
Ed Francis McGinty, chair,

Finance Committee

By Pastor appointment. Typically members have a finance or business background.

Contact: Camie Kwasigroch, chair, 847.526.2400 x234

Spread the Holy Fire Evangelization Commission

Bringing about in all Catholics such an enthusiasm for their faith that, in living their faith in Jesus, they freely share it with others.  Quarterly committee meetings 1st Thursday of the month.  Monthly commission meetings 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm
Contact:  Sam Martinez at OR Vicki Peloquin at

Parish Communications Ministry

Identifies how our parish communicates and discerns ways we can improve these communications by collaborating on “what’s needed” identified by the communication team, other ministry teams, and parish staff; evaluating the ‘how’; and helping make that happen.

Includes church website, electronic bulletin board in the church vestibule, other communication opportunities as identified.

Hospitality Ministry

Provides a friendly place and atmosphere for people to take a few minutes out of their hectic schedules and meet their fellow parishioners.
Contact:  Ken Michaels at

Sunday Nursery

Offering care for the young children of the parish so that their parents can attend the Sunday Liturgy more fully.
Parish Child Care
Offering care for children of the parish so that their parents can attend the school, religious or educational functions of the parish.
Note – Neither is active at this time. Is God calling you to serve? Contact the parish office,

Knights of Columbus

Fostering charity, fraternity, unity and patriotism of all Catholic men and the members of the Knights.  Meetings are first & third Thursdays of the Month, 8pm.


Latino Ministry Commission

Alonso Perez (liaison for Latino liturgy ministers)

Polish Ministry Commission

Josette Pezowicz (liaison for Polish liturgy ministers)
Anna Janicki (liaison for Polish liturgy ministers)