Father John Chrzan Saint Gilbert Weekly Pastor Message (847) 223-4731
Fr. John at Saint Gilbert

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend we inaugurate the ministry at Saint Gilbert's of Deacon Thomas Morgan at 10:45am Mass.  Deacon Tom and his wife Dolores are residents of our area and recently became members of the parish.  Cardinal George appointed him earlier this fall to serve here in diaconal ministry and we're delighted to welcome him and Dolores to our community.  They are blessed to have a large and close-knit family, and they enjoy occasionally visiting and staying in touch with family members in various parts of the country. 

I know Deacon Tom and Dolores well from my prior association with St. James Parish in Arlington Heights, where they were parishioners before Tom entered deacon formation and was ordained.  Deacon Tom is a kind and talented pastoral minister with an openness and approachability that I believe will serve our parish very well.  His particular ministerial interests are serving the needy around our community and caring for the homebound.  We look forward to getting to know him and benefiting from his pastoral skill and experience.  Deacon Tom and Dolores, welcome to Saint Gilbert's!

                                                                           Peace,

Fr.  John