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Fr. Michael G. Scherschel


Father Michael G. Scherschel, 59, died Aug. 10. He was pastor of the recently united Sts. Matthew and Hubert Parish in Hoffman Estates.

Born in Chicago, Father Scherschel attended Cary-Grove Community High School in Cary; the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio; and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.

Father Scherschel was ordained to the priesthood at the age of 43 in 2007. After ordination, Father Scherschel was associate pastor of St. William Parish (2007-2011). He then served as the associate vocation director for Vicariate IV of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He also served on the formation faculty at St. Joseph College Seminary (2011-2017).

Father Scherschel became pastor of St. Hubert Parish in 2017 and most recently led the formation of Sts. Matthew and Hubert Parish, unifying the two community parishes as one.

Father Robert Rizzo met Father Scherschel when he succeeded him as pastor at St. Hubert Parish. “I was totally delighted when he was named pastor because he is truly a kind, gentle and super authentic person,” Rizzo said. “He truly lived his faith day in and day out.”

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Deacon Thomas M. Paluch

Class of 1997

Deacon Thomas M. Paluch, 77, died Aug. 17. He was ordained in 1997 and served at St. John Brebeuf Parish, Niles, in the Archdiocese of Chicago and Holy Family Parish, Shorewood, in the Diocese of Joliet.

His wife, Julianne Paluch, predeceased him.

He is survived by his children, Maggie Malinowski and Becky Paluch, and three grandchildren, as well as eight siblings.

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Sr. Joan Murphy


Adrian Dominican Sister Joan (Margaret Patrick) Murphy, 97, died July 28 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Michigan, she was in the 77th year of her religious life.

Sister Joan ministered in elementary and secondary education, pastoral ministry and religious education and volunteered in health care in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Colorado, California, Alabama and Kentucky, and volunteered in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Nicholas of Tolentine (1946-1950); St. Rita of Cascia (1950-1951); Santa Maria Del Popolo, Mundelein (1959-1962); Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor (1962-1963); and St. Philip Neri (1963-1964).

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Sr. Mary Kathryn Cliatt


Adrian Dominican Sister Mary Kathryn (Helen Maureen) Cliatt, 88, died July 30, in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Miami, she was in the 66th year of her religious life.

Sister Mary Kathryn ministered in elementary and secondary education, pastoral ministry, social work and retreat ministry in Illinois, Florida and Georgia, and ministered as a mentor and spiritual advisor to orphans in Kenya.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Queen of Angels School.

She is survived by a sister, Martha Lim.

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Sr. Marilyn Uline

Educator, business representative

Adrian Dominican Sister Marilyn (Marilyn Loretto) Uline, 86, died July 31 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Ohio, she was in the 67th year of her religious life.

Sister Marilyn ministered in elementary and secondary education, campus ministry, pastoral ministry, adult education, advocacy, clerical work and business.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she was a social justice advocate at the Eighth Day Center (1975-1980); worked with the Divine Word Theologate as a secretary and in research (1981-1983); taught at St. Mary of Perpetual Help High School (1983-1984) and was a registered representative of First Investors Corp. (1985-1999).

Sister Marilyn is survived by sisters Lois Nugent, Margaret Boyce, Joanne Schutz and Carol Uline and a brother, Franciscan Father Cyprian Uline.