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    Weekend Mass Times

  • Saturday
    5:30pm
  • Sunday
    7:45am, 10:30am, 5:00pm
    12:15pm (Spanish)
    9:15am (German, first Sunday of the month)

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  • Monday through Saturday
    8:30am
  • Wednesday6:00pm

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    6:30pm – 7:15pm
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    9:00am – 9:30am

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Rev. Michael O’Connell

Rev. Michael O’Connell began service as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish on July 1, 2012. He came to St. Alphonsus from Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Orland Park, IL., where he served as pastor for fifteen years.
Father O’Connell was ordained to the priesthood on May 7, 1983. Previous assignments include St. Michael Parish, Orland Park (1983-1989) and the Church of St. Mary, Lake Forest (1989-1993).

From 1993-1997, Father O’Connell engaged in doctoral studies in the Theology of Evangelization at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. In addition to his Roman degrees, Father O’Connell holds a License in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein and the Masters of Divinity. He entered the seminary system of the Archdiocese of Chicago at the college level in 1975. He was born in Chicago and raised in the northwest suburbs.
Father O’Connell speaks fluent Italian and has studied French, Spanish, and German. Contact Father O’Connell.

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Rev. Chris LeBlanc

Father Chris was born in Michigan and raised in the Upper Peninsula until moving to Florida with his family in 1993. He graduated cum laude from Crestview High School (Crestview, FL) in 2000, where he also excelled in vocal performance. As a teen, Father Chris was an active volunteer at his local parish (Our Lady of Victory) where he served as a elector, extraordinary minister of holy communion, altar server, and choir leader.
Father Chris went on to attend Saint Joseph Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana where he graduated cum laude in 2003 with Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He also took a full-time class load during collegiate summers at Florida State University in his home diocese.
While Father Chris would begin graduate studies in 2003, it would not be until 2010 that he would complete these studies and graduate from St. Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. In 2004, he left the seminary to assist his ailing mother and worked briefly as a legal and escrow title agent at the law firm of Welton & Williamson in Crestview, Florida. Father Chris went on to work as Sales Floor Team Leader for Target in Everett, Washington before returning to the seminary in 2006.
Father Chris was ordained a priest on June 5, 2010 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee by Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ. From 2010 to 2012 he served as the Parochial Vicar (Assistant Pastor) at the Co-Cathedral and as the Executive Director of the Catholic Student Union at Florida State University.
In 2012, Father Chris was sent to Pensacola, Florida to serve as the Parochial Vicar at Nativity of Our Lord Parish and as the Director of Campus Ministry at the University of West Florida. He also was elected to the Presbyteral (Priest) Council (2012-2016) and the Priest Pension Board of Trustees (2013 – Current) for his Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
Father Chris began service to St. Alphonsus Parish in July 2017. Contact Fr. Chris LeBlanc
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Brian Bloye

Brian Bloye graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, where he studied organ performance and church music on full scholarship. He received the master of music degree cum laude from DePaul University in piano performance. Brian has been a church musician his entire life, serving Catholic parishes in three Michigan cities and in Chicago and suburbs. He was made the associate organist at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids, MI at the age of sixteen, and played there every week for televised Mass for two years. He moved to Chicago in 1993 to be William Ferris’s associate at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Brian was an adjunct faculty member in the keyboard department at Concordia University in River Forest, IL for four years. After serving parishes in the western suburbs, Brian became the music director at St. Alphonsus in 2002. During his tenure, he has developed an outstanding music program which includes two excellent and varied choral groups.

Brian is also a tenor, and sings with several Chicago choral groups including the choir of St. Peter-in-the-Loop, Richard Proulx’s Cathedral Singers, Bella Voce, and the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter. His compositions include over 30 psalm settings, two Masses, and many choral anthems.  Contact Brian Bloye.

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Mario Serrano

Mario Serrano serves St. Alphonsus as the Communications Coordinator. His general duties here run the gamut of administrative aspects including: editing the parish bulletin and the E-News, serves as webmaster for the website, serving as general liaison between staff and various ministry volunteers, serves as admin for www.givecentral.org, formulates the calendar for all our organizations, sends out the end-of-year contribution statement letter for tax purposes, maintains the parking lot machines, and has the messiest office of any staff member by far; yet knows where everything is.  Contact Mario Serrano.

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Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson is a pastoral associate at St. Alphonsus. Originally from Peoria, IL, he spent nine years in the US Army, to include a combat tour in Afghanistan. He double majored in History and Philosophy at Illinois State, and received an M.Div (Theology and Ethics) from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, located on the campus of Northwestern University. He is currently finishing up an M.T.S in Ethics, also from Garrett.  Prior to St. Alphonsus, Brooks spent two years as a chaplain intern for the Office of Religious Life, Northwestern University. He is married, prefers cats, loves books, and enjoys walking around Chicago.  Contact Brooks Robinson

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Carlos Roman

A blessing to everyone, My Name is Carlos Roman I am excited of the opportunity to join St. Alphonsus’ religious education and formation program.  I am a proud Mexican-American (Latino), well rooted in my cultural traditions, share a close relationship with both mother and father, two sisters, two nephews and a beautiful dog (Cuco).  I enjoy music, reading, traveling and making new friends; please, do not shy away, and stop by the office and say hello!

I grew-up in the West Town community (presently known as East Village/Wicker Park), I studied at North Park University both BA in Management and Leadership and MA in Organizational Development.  Later on completed a Masters in Education from DePaul University in Curriculum Instruction and Education Leadership and presently completing a Masters of Divinity at Catholic theological Union (CTU).  Previous employment includes teaching, management, and social work in corporate and not-for-profit corporations.  Working with different multicultural communities in Chicago and cities across the country has granted me an understanding and sensitivity to people who share different worldviews.

I pray to be instrumental in sharing and walking a spiritual journey with the members of Saint Alphonsus faith community.  And just the like The Servant Song, “Will you let me be your servant, Let me be as Christ to you. Pray that I might have the grace. To let me be your servant too. We are pilgrims on the journey. We are brothers on the road. We are here to help each other. Walk the mile and bear the load. I will weep when you are weeping.  When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you. I will share your joy and sorrow. Till we’ve seen this journey through.”

Please keep me in your prayers, as I will pray for each and every one.

Contact Carlos Roman

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Dorothy Spencer