- Weekend Mass Times:
- Saturday: 5:30 PM (English)
- Sunday: 7:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM (English)
- 12:15 PM (Spanish)
- 9:15 AM (First Sunday of the month only - German)
- Weekday Mass Times:
- Monday: 8:30 AM (English)
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM (English)
- Wednesday: 6:00 PM (English)
- Thursday: 8:30 AM (English)
- Friday: 8:30 AM (English)
- Saturday: 8:30 AM (English)
- Holy Days and Holidays
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The St. Alphonsus Parish Staff
Rev. Michael W. 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.
Fr. Shawn Gould joined the parish staff in 2010, after his ordination to the priesthood. He was raised in Grand Haven, Michigan. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1998, majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies (Great Books), with a second major in German and a minor in Latin. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), earning his J.D. in 2001. While he was at Boalt, he served as co-editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and was a member of the Moot Court Board. He is a licensed member of the Bar in Illinois and Wisconsin and practiced in large law firms in both Milwaukee and Chicago.
|Catherine Crino began serving as the Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education at St. Alphonsus in 2000. Her responsibilities include oversight of the religious education and formation of adults and children, sacrament preparation, annulment ministry, coordination of outreach ministries including Peace and Justice and the Ministry of Care and responsibility for parish communications. She has worked at various parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago for over twenty five years, as well as having experience as a classroom teacher, in retirement home administration and employment counseling. In addition to parish ministry, she has also been a faculty member in various Archdiocesan institutes for ministry training and formation and in the STEP program at the University of Notre Dame. She is originally from Tucson and lived in Los Angeles for some time. She has a BA in History from UCLA, as well as completing the Graduate School in Education there. She holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.|
|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.|
|Dr. Megan Stanton became the principal of Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts in 2006. She grew up in Chicago, attended the University of Wisconsin and began her teaching career in the Los Angeles area. While in California, she earned a Master's degree in Education at California State University in Long Beach and a doctorate in educational administration at UCLA/UC Irvine (a joint program.)|
|Jack Schuch joined the staff in 2009 as the Director of Operations. This is a new position which will assume financial and administrative responsibilities. He grew up on the Southside of Chicago, attended Niles College of Loyola University (Chicago), and holds a MBA from Rider University in Lawrenceville NJ.|
|Charlie Soldner serves as our Youth Minister, joining the staff in 2012. Because Charlie is fluent in Spanish, he serves as the Staff liaison to the Spanish-speaking community. Charlie comes from La Crosse, WI and attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.|
|Connie Mottley joined our staff in 2012 as the catechetical assistant in the Religious Education program. Connie is also responsible for meeting with couples who are interested in marrying or having a baby baptized. She is completing her Masters in Religious Education at Loyola University. She and her husband, Terry, have been parishioners at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge for twenty years. They are now empty-nesters as their two children are in college.|
Linda Herrera joined the staff in 2008 as the Administrative Assistant in the rectory office.
Mario Serrano joined the parish staff in April 2007 as a part-time assistant to the pastor. His general duties here run the gamut of administrative aspects including: operating the online credit card system for automatic contributions, operating and maintaining the parking lot machines, operating the security system, serving as part-time sacristan, formulating the calendar for all our organizations, sending out the end-of-year contribution statement letter for tax purposes, and any special projects that pastor directs. Mario grew up in Chicago, graduated from Lane Technical H.S and Triton College, and enjoys reading, playing baseball and watching old 40’s film noir.