The Pope appoints Rev. George J. Rassas of the Archdiocese of Chicago to Auxiliary Bishop of the same diocese

.- Rev. George J. Rassas, a priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago since 1968, was appointed to auxiliary Bishop of his diocese.

He was born on May, 26 1942. and went to primary school at the “Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Elementary School “ in Winnetka, Ill. He then entered the Quigley Preparatory Seminary, and followed the formation to become a priest at the Niles College Seminary.

He graduated in philosophy at the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein and earned an MA degree in counseling psychology at the  Loyola University in Chicago

He was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on May, 2nd 1968. He fulfilled the following ministries as a priest. In his diocese he served on various committees and councils, as Chairman of the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council (1999-2002), Director of the Office of Family Ministries (1984-1990), Associate Director of the Catholic Family Consultation Service (1975-1984) and Associate Moderator of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (1976-1984).

His parish appointments are the following: He was first vicar at the Queen of the Rosary Parish at Elk Grove Village(1968-1974), then at St. Genevieve Parish, Chicago (1974-1983), St. Norbert’s Parish, Northbrook (1983-1988); Sacred Heart Parish (1988-1990) and finally  Pastor at St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest (1990-11/29/2004)

Since 2004, he is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago, before being appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of his diocese.


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