Fr. Hoelscher and Fr. Millar to Join SJCNC


We are pleased today to announce that Bishop Louis Tylka has assigned Fr. Matthew Hoelscher and Fr. Alexander Millar to join our Catholic Illini family, effective June 15.

Fr. Millar is a 2009 Catholic Illini alumnus, and has most recently served as pastor of the parishes in Marseilles, Seneca, Grand Ridge, and Ransom, IL. We are thrilled to be able to welcome him back home to campus.

Fr. Hoelscher also makes his return to Champaign-Urbana, having previously served as chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More in town while also serving as parochial vicar of St. Matthew parish in Champaign. Most recently, Fr. Hoelscher has been the parochial vicar of the Galesburg parishes and also that of Abingdon, IL.

We look forward to Fr. Hoelscher and Fr. Millar’s arrival on campus soon, and can’t wait for you to have an opportunity to meet them and welcome them home to St. John’s in person.

In the meantime, we hope you will join us in prayers for Fr. Lucas as he prepares to leave our campus, and for Fr. Hoelscher and Fr. Millar as they prepare to begin their ministry on campus.