"Whenever you enter a house, extend your peace" Matt 10:12
The Contemporary Catholic
Most Rev James “Father Jim” Balija, ThD, MDiv Fair Lawn, NJ 708-710-3460 Email Fr Jim
Bishop Balija, "Fr Jim," was ordained a priest in Chicago in 1975 and
was elected by the priests of the WRM to serve as Auxiliary Bishop and in
December 2005, was ordained to the episcopate. He serves as Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Trinity Diocese of CACINA and Apostolic Vicar for
the White Robed Benedictine Network for the Midwest and Eastern US.
Rev Conceicao “Father Concy” Mesquita Morton Grove IL 773/792-5877 Email Fr Concy
Fr Concy was ordained in Goa India in 1977 and has been associate pastor of St
John’s mission since its inception. A hospital chaplain, Fr Concy is fluent in
English, Portuguese and Konkany.
Rev. Frederick Mason Chicago IL 708-253-5248
Fr. Fred was ordained a priest in Chicago in 2003 and is a member of the WRM
Network. His mission is the nurturing of the contemplative life in lives of ordinary people.
Fr. Richard was ordained a priest in Chicago in 2005 and is incardinated in the
Ecumenical Old Catholic Church USA. He periodically assists the White Robed
Monks in meeting some of the wedding requests of the community in the
Chicagoland area. Primarily, he serves as pastor of St. Brigid Oratory and
Ecumenical Catholic Community on the southside of Chicago suburban neighborhoods..
Here you will find a presentation originally intended for a gathering of Old
and Independent Catholic bishops and priests set for September 2001. We trust
you will find something of value on spirituality and prayer.
Celebration of the Sacraments
Weddings: For our wedding services, please complete and submit a Wedding Petition Form.
We will contact you shortly afterwords to set up a personal meeting.
Baptisms: For Baptisms, please complete and submit a Baptismal Petition Form.
We will be pleased to celebrate this sacrament with you, your child and your
Confirmations: For confirmations, please complete and submit a Confirmation Petition Form. We will be pleased to meet with you to discuss celebrating this sacrament with you.
We are also available to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing
of the Sick and First Communion. Please contact us with your