Father John Cusick

Father John CusickFather John Cusick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago, was ordained in 1970.

Since ordination he has been involved in various pastoral activities as well as a seminary faculty member and Director of the Archdiocese’s Young Adult Ministry, an outreach to women and men, married and single, in their twenties and thirties. He lives in Old St Patrick’s Church in Chicago.

He wrote First Steps – a Guide to Encourage Young Men to Consider the Catholic Priesthood. He and his colleague Kate DeVries wrote The Basic Guide to Young Adult Ministry (Orbis Books).

In May 2004, Governor Rod Blagojevich appointed Father John Cusick to the Executive Ethics Commission of the State of Illinois. In February 2012 he received the Blessed John XXIII Award from the Association of Chicago Priests for excellence in priestly ministry and significant contributions to the life of the Church in Chicago. 

Title of event Catholics! Why do we do what we do?
Description of event Talk/workshop

Each time we attend Mass we stand, sit, kneel, sign ourselves and say the same prayers and responses. But why do we do all of that? Each gesture, posture and ritual has a wonderful meaning. During this workshop Fr John invites you to “walk” together through our Mass from beginning to end as he explains all these wonderful rituals and many more insights.

Date of event Wednesday 13th June
Language English

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