Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM

Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM

Holy Evangelists Friary

4513 North Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
Office-773-878-4521 FAX- 773-878-1382


B.A. - Seton Hall University - Psychology/Philosophy

M.A. - Boston University - Counseling Psychology

Master of Divinity - Liturgy/ Scripture Catholic Theological Union/University of Chicago

Doctor of Ministry - Psychology/Theology University of St. Mary of the Lake ,Mundelein, IL

Licensed Massage Therapist -Care Through Touch Institute - Berkley, CA

Certified Hypnotherapist

International Association of Counselors & Therapists

Certified NOVA member (National Organization of Victims Assistance)          

Member of the International Association of Police Chaplains.  


Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM is a Franciscan Priest of the Sacred Heart Province of Chicago/St.Louis.  Born and raised in the New York Metro area, Friar Johnpaul is the oldest of an ltalian/Polish Catholic family. He is a former police officer who has worked as a counselor and chaplain at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago. His work has included counseling with gang members and their families , with Adult Children of Alcoholics both in private therapy and in the 12 Step Programs. This work has brought him to minister to survivors of physical and sexual abuse.  As a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. Friar Johnpaul's love of the poor and outcasts is only surpassed by his love of the scripture. This comes through his many speaking and preaching engagements. Friar Johnpaul has lectured and preached throughout the United States and internationally. Formally the Vice President of Spiritual Life and Pastoral Counseling at Hales Franciscan High School on the south side of Chicago, Friar now serves on the board of trustees of Hales.  Friar Johnpaul is a pastoral associate and preacher at Holy Family Parish in Inverness, formerly the assistant vocation director for his Franciscan order and now serves as chaplain for the Illinois State Police - District 15, PSU (Protective Service Unit) & District Chicago.  


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