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Meet Our Staff


Rev. James Donovan, Pastor

Fr. Donovan has been a priest since 1987.  Fr. Donovan was previously assigned to Our Lady of Loretto in Hometown. Fr. Jim was elected by priests to serve as secretary of the priest placement from 2008-2013. Cardinal George appointed Fr. Jim as Vicar for priest in July 2013. He kiddingly states:  "My ministry began in Waukegan and I have been moving south ever since! I am a proud Cub fan doing mission work on the South Side of Chicago. Sometimes it is lonely-- thank God for golf!"  Fr. Donovan asks that you pray for the many great priests of this local church; those of your youth and of all your different ages.


Rev. William E. Malloy, Pastor  

Rev. William E. Malloy

On July 1, 2007, Fr. Bill Malloy became the sixth pastor of St. Barnabas Parish. He was ordained a priest in 1973 for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and has previously served as pastor of St. Maurice Parish in Chicago and St. Germaine Parish in Oak Lawn. Fr. Bill loves being a parish priest, and with his family deeply rooted on the South Side, he is a die-hard White Sox fan.


Rev. Augustine Mahonge, Associate Pastor

On July 1, 2016, Fr. Augustine joined St. Barnabas Parish as the Associate Pastor. He was ordained a priest in 2009 for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and began his priestly ministry at St. Benedict's Parish in Blue Island, and later served as an Associate Pastor at St. Zachary's in Des Plaines. Born and raised in Tanzania, Fr. Augustine enjoys reading, bicycling, and his passion is spending time with ministries and parishioners.


Ms. Kitty Ryan, Pastoral Associate/Director of Music and Liturgy  

Kitty Ryan, Pastoral Associate/Director of Music and Liturgy

Kitty’s main responsibilities include designing, developing, implementing and maintaining the parish music ministry program and the parish liturgy program as well as serving as parish funeral coordinator. She also serves as the staff liaison to the Spiritual Life Commission.

Elaine Gaffney, School Principal

Elaine administers to the school and works with the school board to ensure academic excellence. In addition, Elaine is a moderator of Student Council. She keeps abreast of the activities of the Family School Association and Athletic Board and works collaboratively with both groups.

Patrick McGowan, Director of Faith Formation

Patrick administers the Religious Education program for Preschool-8th grade, including the recruiting and formation of catechists. He helps families grow in faith. He is responsible for Sacramental formation for Eucharist, Confirmation and Reconciliation for all families. For the school, Patrick prepares and coordinates school liturgies and prayer services working with students and teachers.  Patrick is a member of the RCIA team and coordinates the children’s catechumenate, and is the staff liaison to Parish Council and SPRED.


Gail Byrnes, Business Manager

Gail administers all of the business aspects of maintaining the physical plant and managing parish operations including human resources, benefits, technology, finance and investments, budgets, accounting and payroll. She works closely with the Finance Board, Physical Resource Committee, Endowment Foundation, Stewardship, and Grant-in-Aid.
Ms. Geri Doherty, Parish Secretary  

Geri Doherty, Parish Secretary

When you call St. Barnabas rectory, the friendly voice you are likely to hear is that of Geri Doherty. Geri is responsible for general questions and information. She updates the parish website and creates the parish bulletin. She also is in charge of the scheduling for all facilities on the parish grounds.


Lia Goyer, Communications and Stewardship Coordinator

Lia will be working with Parish Ministries to align communication and marketing strategies. You can also look forward to getting her weekly eblasts, website and bulletin updates to keep you better informed on what is happening in the Parish. 






 Sr. Julie Flynn, OP- Human Concerns

Sr. Julie oversees all the ministries that reach out to the parish as well as those that reach out to the larger community.  She is the staff liason to the Southside Catholic Peace and Justice.  She brings a rich and varied history of outreach and is active in working for justice through her community, the Adrian Dominicans. 

Judy Norris, Chief Gardener

Judy is our chief gardener. Judy and her crew take care of the planting, watering, and weeding of our parish grounds.  This includes our church, school, convent, and rectory gardens, as well as the parking lot islands. 

Cindy Wirtz, Rectory Coordinator

Cindy works in the rectory keeping the kitchen well stocked, preparing delicious evening meals for the resident priests, and assisting with events. 

Phil Smith, Maintenance Engineer

Phil, is responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of the rectory and the church and assists with maintenance at the school. Phil has a working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and HVAC.

Alexandre Tsomaia, Accompanist/Assistant Music Director

Alexandre (Sandro) is an internationally acclaimed musician who performs across the country and abroad. He serves as our full time accompanist at all parish liturgies, school liturgies, funerals, weddings, as well as at many special services and parish events.


Deacon Andy Neu  

Andy Neu, Deacon

Deacon Andy has been a parishioner since 1994 and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2001. Since that time he and his wife Cindy have enjoyed working together in Children's Liturgy, Baptism Prep, Marriage Prep and Youth Ministry. After 23 years as a graphic designer at a large corporation, Andy was called to active duty in the teaching ministry and has been teaching Religion classes at Marist High School since 2004. Today he is the Chair of the Ministry Department at Marist where he oversees the Religious Studies curriculum and Campus Ministry programs.


Rev. William Kenneally, Week-End Assistant  

Rev. William Kenneally, Week-End Assistant

Fr. Kenneally is a retired priest from the Chicago Archdiocese who has worked in various parishes for 44 years. Now living in St. Barnabas Parish, he enjoys saying Mass on occasion. Fr. Kenneally finds Beverly a wonderful family environment and a community with remarkable energy.

Saint Barnabas Parish

10134 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, 60643
P. 773.779.1166 | F. 773.445.9671

Rectory Office Hours:
Mon-Sat 8am-8pm
Sun 8am-2pm

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Chicago, 60643
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