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Rectory Hours

Rectory Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00A - 7:30P
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00A - 2:00P
Sunday: 8:30A - 12:30P


Saint Cornelius Parish serves the Jefferson Park Community on the northwest side of Chicago today, as it has since it was established by Cardinal Mundelein in 1925.  At present, we are a parish of approximately 950 families.  Our parochial school has an enrollment of 197 children, from 3 year old preschool through 8th grade. Our religious education program engages 80 children, grades 1 through 8. We offer instructions in the Catholic faith for uncatechized adults and older children on an annual basis.

Saint Cornelius is a very active parish. We include social organizations for men, women, and school parents.  We offer a number of gatherings throughout the year, among them a Super Bowl party in February, a St. Patrick’s Day Party in March, and a Red Bow Silent Auction to benefit the school in May.  Our parish reaches out to the needy by operating a food pantry every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00—2:00 PM, and by bringing spiritual and transportation assistance to those unable to be present with us because of some limitation.

Saint Cornelius strives to bring a visible, experienced sense of the presence of Christ to all in our community.  I invite you to join us in this mission.  Come, check us out. Participate in a weekend Liturgy; attend one of our organizational gatherings.  Telephone or email us if I or my staff can provide more information. 

 Hope to see you soon.  Be sure to introduce yourself when you stop by.  God bless you.

 Father Dan Fallon, Pastor



Please help us name our school - click here: to access the survey that includes the potential school names and a brief biography of each.  The four potential names are Pope Francis, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Blessed Frederick Ozanam and St. Francis of Assisi. All surveys should be submitted by October 15th. We ask that only one survey per family be submitted.