Monday, October 1, 2012
His visit tonight is meant for residents of the north suburbs; he'll speak at 7 p.m.
Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago will visit St. John Brebeuf Church tonight (Monday, Oct. 1) as part of a series of visiting with Catholics around the archdiocese this fall. The visit is meant for all Catholics in the northern suburbs, according to the parish. The cardinal will speak on the topic of religious liberty. According to the parish, the cardinal wrote a letter last spring saying he desires to "keep these issues before the public without being captured in political debate in a partisan way. These are matters of principle, not personality." Additionally, the cardinal wrote that it's important "to frame the conversation so that the principles can be heard above tactics to isolate the bishops, on the one hand, …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Robert Gawlik, the new principal at St. John Brebeuf School, says he's here to work together with students and teachers, not put on false pretenses or be a voice from on high.
St. John Brebeuf School has a new principal, and he's gearing up for the first day of classes next Thursday, Aug. 23. Gawlik, who previously served as principal at a Catholic school on Chicago's Southwest side, succeeds longtime pricipal Margaret Whitman, who retired in June. With a friendly smile, Gawlik was deftly handling questions from visitors, office staff, teachers and a reporter when Patch visited the school Tuesday. When he finally had a chance to sit down, he shared what the experience has been like so far. Q. You started July 1. How's it going? So far so good. The families have been super nice, and very supportive ad helpful. Teachers the same thing. On June 3rd, before I started, I was here for the weekend Masses, and …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
He will be waked today from 3 to 9 p.m.
On Friday, Edward B. Whitman, the husband of Margaret Whitman, longtime principal of St. John Brebeuf School in Niles, passed away after a long illness. He was 80. A wake for Mr. Whitman will be held today at Smith Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, from 3 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7000 N. Moselle in Chicago's Edgebrook neighborhood. The funeral home released the following information: Edward B. Whitman, age 80, Army Korean War Vet. Loving husband of Margaret nee Farrell, beloved father of Katie and Clare Whitman; dear brother of Bob (Penny) Whitman and Barbara (Joe) Ventimiglia; Soon to be father in law of Sireen Chunduri. Ed was inducted into the …
Monday, April 30, 2012
With Margaret Whitman retiring after this school year ends, the Niles school has hired the principal of a Catholic K-8 school which is being converted to an early childhood center.
Robert Gawlik, a Catholic school principal who has 25 years of teaching experience, will become the principal of St. John Brebeuf School in Niles after Principal Margaret Whitman retires at the end of this school year, Rev. Mike Meany, the pastor, announced. "We were impressed with his enthusiasm, passion and roll up your sleeves attitude," Meany said Friday. Gawlik has done very well in his current principal job at Nativity BVM School, on Chicago's South Side at 68th and California, Meany said, adding people there praised him for being a hard worker and working well with parents, teachers and families. The change in school principals marks the second big transition for the parish in about a year. Last June, longtime parish pastor Rev. …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The event honored longtime volunteers Leo and Clara Weiss.
More than 300 people gathered at St. John Brebeuf Church's Parish Ministry Center Saturday for the annual Gala dinner-dance to raise funds for the school. Check out the photo gallery, add your own photos or scroll down to the comments to tell us what you won, what you bought in the auction or what it was like to attend.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Get out and do something this weekend!
Try Hockey For Free When/Where: Saturday, November 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. at IceLand; 8435 Ballard, Niles. Why Go: Anyone ages 4 to 9 can come try out a new sport on the ice arena this Saturday. Equipment is provided for free. Pricing: Free Senior Center Bazaar When/Where: Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Park Ridge Senior Center; 100 S. Western Avenue, Park Ridge. Why Go: Yes, a holiday event this early. Join the Niles Senior Center at their fundraiser to enjoy baked goods, holiday crafts, and lots of holiday-themed fun. Pricing: N/A Pumpkin Smash And Bash When/Where: Saturday, November 5 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Centennial Park; 100 S. Western Avenue, Park Ridge. Why Go: Start a fun new after-Halloween …
Friday, September 30, 2011
They did several laps to raise money for the school and its athletic department.
Students had to dodge a few raindrops Thursday during St. John Brebeuf School's Walk-a-Thon, but only a few. Kindergarteners through eighth graders walked during the morning hours to raise money for the school and its athletic department, making laps down Harlem Avenue to Cleveland, west to Grennan Heights Park, north to Main Street and then back east to Harlem Avenue, where the Niles school is located. 'The athletic department organizes it. The money raised goes to athletics, and some also goes to the school," said Veronica Cash, the school's assistant principal. The volunteers who organized the Walk-A-Thon, Kelli Murphy and Angela Schurr, organized pledge forms that asked each of the school's 310 students to raise at least $20 each. "It …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Chicago area couples celebrate their golden wedding anniversaries with Cardinal George.
When Barbara Jenkinson was 16, she visited a dude ranch in Idaho with the Girl Scouts. She met Don, who was in the Air Force and stationed there. When Don asked her how old she was she did the only thing any reasonable 16-year-old girl would do: she lied. The lie paid off, and 50 years later the Chicago couple is still married. Earlier: Cardinal George visits Niles for Golden Anniversaries Barbara, now 70, and Don, 74, attended a golden anniversary Mass with Cardinal Francis George and 350 other Catholic couples at St. John Brebeuf in Niles on Sunday. The Archdiocese of Chicago holds the event annually to honor couples who have stayed together for 50 years. “Patience, and a lot of prayers,” is what the two cite as the key to their long …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Says Mass for couples celebrating their 50-year anniversaries.
Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago said Mass at St. John Brebeuf Church in Niles Sunday. The annual event honors couples in the Chicago archdiocese, which covers Cook and Lake counties, who are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Watch Patch for additional coverage and photos. Get more news. Like Niles Patch on Facebook.