• Weekend Mass Times

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

  • Monday through Saturday
  • Wednesday6:00pm
  • Confessions

  • Wednesday Evening
    6:30pm – 7:15pm
  • Saturday Morning
    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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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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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