MEET THE PREACHERS

Fr. Matt and Fr. Bradley are both highly sought after speakers. While each individually are available for your different events, consider inviting them both, and see the interchange of the spoken word and the sung word in their preaching of the Good News!

Father Matthew Sean
O'Donnell, D. Min. 

Matthew S. O’Donnell was ordained a Catholic priest on May 12, 2012 at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. He currently serves as the Pastor of St. Columbanus Church (71st Street & Calumet Ave., Chicago), where he has been blessed to serve since July 1, 2013. Prior to St. Columbanus, he served as the Associate Pastor of St. Ailbe Church from July 2012-June 2013. Matthew grew up in Chicago’s southwest suburb of Bridgeview, attending St. Fabian Catholic Church. His parents have been married for 32 years, and he has one younger brother. He graduated from St. Laurence High School in Burbank in 2004. After graduating from St. Laurence, Matthew attended Loyola University Chicago. In the fall of 2006, he entered St. Joseph College Seminary and graduated from Loyola in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He continued studies and preparation for the priesthood at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, IL where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in May 2012. During the summer of 2011 he completed one unit of CPE at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in California working with patients and families in the ICU and a telemetry floor. He also completed a Master’s in Theology (Th.M.) from the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana in July 2015. In May of 2019, Fr. Matt received his Doctor of Ministry from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Father Bradley Angelo
Zamora

Bradley A. Zamora is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and since September 2015 has served as the Director of Liturgy and Chairperson and Instructor in the Department of Liturgy and Music at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary, he also serves as the Director of International Students. Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 17, 2014 he served for three years as the Associate Pastor and the Director of Liturgy at Holy Name Cathedral while simultaneously, for two years, also serving at the seminary. Fr. Bradley is a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (DMMD Division), a board member of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and an associate member of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. In addition, Fr. Bradley is also on the national speaking team for CATECHUMENEON (catechumeneon.com) and serves as the Worship Leader @faithhubchicago.

Other important things you need to know about him is that he has a love of liturgy and music but also a love of tacos and really any sort of Mexican food because well he is Mexican and his family (he has 3 brothers and a sister) makes the best food. He likes everything there is to music, whether creating, playing or listening to it. His priestly "style" is unrivaled by many as evidenced by his extensive hoodie collection and the boldly patterned socks he tends to wear.

Fr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Divinity and Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. He is also a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Ministry.