VITAE (Biography)

Rev. Martin E. Michniewicz, Pastor

Fr. Martin E. Michniewicz was officially assigned to St. Alexander on July 1, 2010.

Fr. Martin E. Michniewicz celebrated his 25th Anniversary in May of 2011.

Past assignments include: St. Andrew the Apostle, St. Mary Star of the Sea

Deacon Mike Ciciura

Deacon Mike was ordained a permanent deacon in 2011. He grew up in St. Joseph Parish in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, attended Quigley South Seminary High School, Niles College Seminary of Loyola University in Chicago, and after graduation spent a year at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.

Before coming to St. Alexander he served at St. Cyril & Methodius Parish in Lemont. Mike married Denise in 1996 and they currently reside in Lemont. Working at Lisle Savings Bank since 1992, Mike is now the Branch Manager of LSB Financial Services. Continuing his participation in ministries for the Archdiocese of Chicago, Mike is a Field Advocate for the Metropolitan Tribunal, the Healing and Deliverance Ministry, and a Certified Spiritual Director.

Deacon Tim Keating

Deacon Tim Keating was ordained a permanent deacon in April, 1991 after completing a three and a half year course of study. He has been married to Kay for 40 years and they have two daughters and 2 grandchildren. Tim retired from Jewel Foods after a 35 year career to begin full time ministry in the church. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran. Tim is graduate of Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park. He complete his M.A.P.S. (Master in Pastoral Studies. His former assignments include St. Lawrence O’Toole in Matteson, St. Emeric in Country Club Hills, Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, IL.

Deacon Jim Horton

Ordained in 2007, Deacon Jim is the Parish Operations Manager at St. Alexander Parish in Palos Heights. He and his wife, Linda Horton, a Certified Lay Minister, have been married for 25 years and enjoy being a part of this vibrant parish. Jim retired 4 years ago after 30 years as an Advertising Sales Representative for The Chicago Tribune. Jim was born in Indianapolis, graduated from Bishop Noll Catholic High School, attended the University of Indiana and spent most of his youthful days in Chesterton, Indiana

Jim is also a Past Grand Knight, 4th Degree of the San Salvador Knights of Columbus. Deacon Jim teaches Religious Education, is a chaplain at Palos Hospital and a representative for St. Alexander’s Parish on the United Power for Action and Justice Organization in Chicago.