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Welcome, Fr. Burke!

This week, Fr. Burke Masters began his role as parish administrator at Notre Dame.

Fr Burke

Fr. Burke was born and raised in Joliet. He attended Laraway Grade School and Providence Catholic High School. He studied mathematics and played baseball at Mississippi State University, where he played in the College World Series in 1990. He worked as an actuary for Kemper Insurance and as the ticket manager for the Kane County Cougars before entering Mundelein Seminary in 1997.

Fr. Burke has been a priest since June 1, 2002.  He spent his first four years at St. Mary’s in West Chicago.

From 2006 to 2018 he served as the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Joliet. In August 2018, he became the Secretary for Christian Formation and the Director of the Office of Adult Formation for the Diocese of Joliet.

Fr Burke Chicago Cubs

He has served as the Catholic chaplain for the Chicago Cubs since 2013, including being a part of the momentous 2016 World Series Championship. He also started the Catholic Sports Camps in the area because of his passion to combine faith and sports.

Fr Burke Practicing with Chicago Cubs

He has served as parish administrator at St. Francis Xavier in Joliet and St. Dennis in Lockport.

 “I look forward very much to this time at Notre Dame. I can’t wait to meet the parishioners! I am here to serve you and your families.” – Fr. Burke Masters

Fr Burke at Notre Dame Parish