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Bears Pat McCaskey Speaks at St. John Brebeuf Friday

Bears Pat McCaskey Speaks at St. John Brebeuf Friday

St. John Brebeuf (SJB) in Niles is celebrating Catholic Schools Week with a series of activities, a special guest speaker and a new outdoor ice skating rink.

SJB Pastor Michael Meany said, "During the week, we plan to inform and entertain, along with having some winter fun". 


Kick-off was Sunday, Jan. 26 with an Open House at the school and the opening of the public ice rink located on the lawn south of the school gym.

A Friday Night Social will be held on Jan. 31 starting at 7 p.m. Patrick McCaskey of the Chicago Bears will speak sharing his family's journey in Catholic education.

He will recall how Papa Bear, George Halas, and the McCaskey Family value Catholic education and how it helped shape their lives.

Patrick played football for both Notre Dame High School and the University of Notre Dame. A special Bear team door prize will be awarded as well.


"We are taking this opportunity to reflect on our school ministry and our Catholic faith with all residents of Niles and the surrounding area in new ways," states Meany. "We are also working in cooperation with our education partners, Notre Dame High School for Boys and Resurrection High School for girls."


Located at 8301 N. Harlem Ave., Niles, St John Brebeuf serves the geographic areas of Niles, Morton Grove, and Park Ridge; however, it reaches even further across cultures and social need groups. Parish outreach groups host non-sectarian gatherings for drug and alcohol recovery, fraternal organizations, food/clothing drives and even musical concerts.


For information on Catholic Schools Week and schedule updates, call 847-966-3266 or visit www.sjbschool.org. Email questions to elem.stjohn-brebeuf@archchicago.org.



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