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Fr. John Cusick

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Co-Founder, Chaplain

Phone: (312) ***-****  HQ Phone
First Friday Club of Chicago
711 W. Monroe
Chicago , Illinois 60661
United States

Company Description: For 28 years the First Friday Club of Chicago has provided lunches and inspirational speakers that help us intersect our faith with an important issue of the day....   more

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First Friday Club of Chicago, 10 Mar 2014 [cached]
Back Row; Fr. John Cusick, Terry Stumpf, Judy Josephs, Chuck Murphy, Dennis Johnson
Rev. John C. Cusick Chaplain, First Friday Club of Chicago
Old St. Patrick's Church » Contact Us, 28 July 2013 [cached]
Fr. John Cusick
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Fr. John Cusick 312.466.9473
Fr. Cusick, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago was ordained in 1970. After his ordination, he served as associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge, Illinois. From 1977 to 1985, he was a faculty member of Niles College of Loyola University, the college seminary program for the Archdiocese of Chicago. As a faculty member, he taught Theology, was a residence hall director, and for five years (1980 to 1985) was the director of recruitment and admissions for the college seminary. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He authored First Steps-a Guide to Encourage Young Men to Consider the Catholic Priesthood. He co-authored (along with his colleague, Kate DeVries) The Basic Guide to Young Adult Ministry. In May 2004, Governor Rod Blagojevich appointed Fr. John Cusick to the Executive Ethics Commission of the State of Illinois.
Fr. Cusick regularly presides at Old St. Patrick's Church Masses.
Old St. Patrick's Church, 1 Oct 2010 [cached]
Fr. John Cusick 312.831.9398
Rev. John Cusick & Dr. Kate DeVries
Catholic New World - News Digest, 13 Sept 2013 [cached]
Father John Cusick, founder of "Theology on Tap.
Father John Cusick gives the homily during the Mass. Catholic New World/Karen Callaway
Father John Cusick was the main celebrant during the Mass. Catholic New World/Karen Callaway
Diocese of Beaumont - Stewardship Conference enlightens hundreds, 10 Nov 2006 [cached]
That was one of the strong suggestions Father John Cusick gave to an audience of nearly 300 at this year's Diocesan Stewardship Conference, held on October 28, 2006, with the theme of 'Joyfully Gather Us In'.
"Jesus didn't post his message on the synagogue bulletin board.He invited people personally, You Simon, you John, come with me," he said.
Father Cusick, director of Young Adult Ministries for the Archdiocese of Chicago, set the theme for this October's conference at St. Jude Thaddeus Family Life Center -- welcoming and evangelization.He encouraged his audience to make room for all, especially those in their 20s and 30s.
Father Cusick challenged the group to always be inviting.He told attendees of a young woman who called his office after speaking to several parishes about her desire to be married in the church."All they wanted to know is if I were registered in the parish.No one asked me if I were Catholic or even in love," the woman said to him.
The Chicago priest said a better response might have been to invite the young woman and her fiancée to the parish to learn more about their plans.Father Cusick said he was not asking that the church bend rules, only that clergy and laity remember what the mission is -- to call people to Christ.
Father Cusick, one of the creators of Theology on Tap, an international ministry to young adults, warned that the church is missing out on the gifts of young adults who often feel alienated from an aging parish community that requires long-term commitment for parish service and ministry.
"We send out schedules for three and four months.Most young singles and young parents have no idea in November what they will be doing in February," he said.
He suggested that religious education could be done through teams with a master catechist and two young adult assistants.This would give the assistants a flexible schedule that would not require them to be present for every teaching session.
"Each of us needs to be mentoring our own replacements," he said.
Father Cusick encouraged both pastors and lay people to make an effort to secure the majority of its council and committee members from the 'under 40' group in order to combat a graying church leadership."We've been concerned about preaching to the choir.Soon the choir is going to be a soloist," he said.
Letty Lanza, director of Stewardship and Communications, said the response to Father Cusick was very positive.
While Father Cusick delivered his keynote to the English-speaking audience, an audience of 70 Spanish-speaking stewards had a chance to hear from a representative from a small parish in Kress, Texas.
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