Current Events



Exploring the Diaconate 2022 – 23

RSVP Required
Contact Sr. Caroline Onuoha, DMMM at 847.837.4563 or [email protected]

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Zoom
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023 Zoom
  • Monday, February 6, 2023 Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Zoom
  • Monday, April 24, 2023 Our Lady of Ransom, Niles
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Our Lady of Ransom, Niles

For more information contact Deacon Bob Puhala, [email protected] or
847.837.4564 or visit us at

Application deadline for the 2023 – 2024 Aspirancy Path is July 15, 2023.

See flyer for details.

Joint Symposium Save the Date

January 14, 2023
8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 Ascension of Our Lord Parish, Oakbrook Terrace

The Diaconate communities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet will hold their first joint symposium on Jan. 14, 2023. The theme of the symposium is the “Diaconate and the Eucharistic Revival” and will be held at Ascension of Our Lord Parish in Oakbrook Terrace.

Cardinal Blase Cupich will give an address on “Recovering the Connection between the Resurrection and the Eucharist.” The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Cost is $25. More details on registration to follow.


We are saddened to announce the death of Deacon Frank Beil, class of 1984. Deacon Beil died on November 26, 2022. He was 88.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, at All Saints Parish St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 W. Golf Road., Niles. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues.

Deacons are invited to attend and vest in alb and white archdiocesan stole and sit as a body.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.