Fr. Terry Keehan is the Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, Illinois which is the seventh parish with which he has been affiliated. Previously, he was the Pastor of St. Matthias and Transfiguration Parishes in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago’s north side. Fr. Keehan was one of the Vocation Directors for the Archdiocese of Chicago from 1987-1996.
Before entering the seminary he was a sales representative for Stuart Pharmaceuticals in Chicago. He earned Bachelors and a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he played varsity basketball for four years. His home parish is St. James and he attended St. Viator High School, both in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Friar Johnpaul Cafiero
Friar Johnpaul is a Franciscan Priest of the Sacred Heart Province of Chicago/St.Louis. Born and raised in the New York Metro area, he is the oldest of an ltalian/Polish Catholic family. He is a former police officer who has worked as a counselor and chaplain at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago. His work has included counseling with gang members and their families while working closely with the police gang-crimes unit of the Chicago Police Dept.
Coming from an alcoholic family himself, Friar Johnpaul has worked extensively with Adult Children of Alcoholics both in private therapy and in the 12 Step Programs. This work has brought him to minister to survivors of physical and sexual abuse both in counseling and massage therapeutic work
As a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. Friar Johnpaul’s love of the poor and outcasts is only surpassed by his love of the scripture. This comes through his many speaking and preaching engagements. Friar Johnpaul has lectured and preached internationally.
Formally the Vice President of Spiritual Life and Pastoral Counseling at Hales Franciscan High School on the south side of Chicago, Friar now serves on the board of trustees of Hales. Friar Johnpaul is a pastoral associate and preacher at Holy Family Parish in Inverness, a chaplain for AGLO (Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach) at Mount Carmel Church in Chicago, formerly the assistant vocation director for his Franciscan order and now serves as chaplain for the Illinois State Police – District 15, PSU (Protective Service Unit) & District Chicago.
Fr. Denis Carneiro
Father Denis Carneiro was born in Nagpur, India. After high school he joined the seminary in Nagpur and was ordained in October 1968 for the Archdiocese of Bhopal, India.
In 1972 he studied at Loyola University, Chicago where he received a Masters in Education.
Fr. Denis returned to Bhopal where he worked in a variety of roles including school principal and
providing help to the gas victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. He returned to Chicago in 1989 as a priest at Our Lady of Victory Parish and then as Chaplain at St. Alexius Medical Hospital, Hoffman Estates until August of 2002. He returned to Bhopal, India and was Pastor of a small parish until 2004. From July 2004 till present he has been a resident priest at Saint Mary Parish in Buffalo Grove while helping at Holy Family. His work includes presiding at masses and funerals and being a compassionate council to the sick. Fr. Denis also helps in family faith enrichment.
Fr. Bill Zavaski
Fr. Bill has been a parish priest for 45 years. During his priesthood, he has worked at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago including St. Zachery’s in Des Plaines, St Bartholomew’s in Waukegan, Transfiguration in Wauconda and most recently as Pastor of St. James’ in Arlington Heights. In addition, Fr. Bill has served as Dean of Lake County and has been recently elected to the Priests Retirement and Mutual Aid Board. Through the years, he has preached missions and formation conferences throughout the country. In September 2013, he participated in a sabbatical program in Rome for three months. Since his retirement, Fr. Bill has presided at Holy Family weekend liturgies.