From the Pastor's Desk...

Fr. Philip Danaher
St. Philip the Apostle Parish
1223 W. Holtz Avenue
Addison, IL  60101
630-628-0900 x101

Born and raised in St. Louis, Father Danaher joined the Society of the Divine Word (Divine Word Missionaries) in 1975. After two years of working with the Divine Word Missionaries in Japan (1976 to 1978), he returned to the United States and made his first profession of vows with the Society in 1979. Father then attended Catholic theological Union in Chicago from 1979 to 1983 and was ordained on December 10, 1983. He returned to Japan and, after two years of language studies, was associate pastor as a parish in Tokyo. In 1989, Father returned to the United States and was assigned to hospital ministry in Pittsburgh until 1992. From 1992 to 1996, he was associate pastor at St. Ferdinand Parish in Chicago. In 1996, he joined the Joliet Diocese where he served as associate pastor at St. Philip the Apostle Parish, followed by service at St. Raphael Parish in Naperville from 1998 to 2002, also as associate pastor. Fr. Danaher was pastor of Christ the Servant Parish in Woodridge from June, 2002, until January, 2011, when he came to St. Philip the Apostle Parish.





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