Directory: St. Matthew, Champaign

Father Andru O’Brien


Born: Collinsville, Illinois
Birthday: May 13, 1992
Ordained: May 26, 2018

Current assignment:
Parochial Vicar of St. Mathew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; and Chaplain at The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2021).

Past assignments:
Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria (2018).
While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria; Parochial Vicar of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2018).
Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria (2019).

Father Johndamaseni Zilimu, Ph.D.


Born: Karagwe, Tanzania, East Africa
Birthday: January 31, 1965
Ordained: August 13, 1995

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign (2023).

Past assignments:
Campus Ministry with residence at St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign (2000).
Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (2009).
Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2010) and St. Boniface, Seymour (2012).
Administrator of St. Mary, Kewanee (2013).
Pastor of Saint John Paul II, Kewanee; Chaplain of OSF St. Luke Medical Center, Kewanee, (2014) and Pastor of St. John the Apostle, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist, Galva; St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2021).
While remaining Pastor and Chaplain; Vicar Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (01/01/2022).

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