Father Patrick M. Marshall has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago since 1979. He hails from St. Monica Parish on the far northwest side of Chicago. He is the second of four children of Elmer and Harriet Marshall. Both of his parents are deceased. Father Marshall’s three siblings live in the Chicago area with their spouses. His seven nieces and nephews also live in the Chicago area. He has three great nephews and a niece.
A ‘lifer’ in the Chicago seminary system, Father Marshall first attended Quigley Seminary North. He then went to Niles College of Loyola University and later St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. He took a year off from studies after college to work with Catholic Charities in the resettlement of the Vietnamese refugees.
Father Marshall’s academic resume includes a BS in Psychology from Loyola University, a Master of Divinity from Mundelein and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pastor Marshall is also a certified addiction counselor.
The priestly assignments of our Pastor include Associate Pastor at St. Christopher Church in Midlothian. As well as Associate Pastor at Queen of Martyrs in Evergreen Park. For five years after that he was the Archdiocesan Spiritual advisor to the St. Vincent de Paul society. Later, he spent a year in a program for Church leaders at the University of Notre Dame.
Upon returning to Chicago, Father Marshall was assigned to be the Director/Chaplain of the St. John Paul Newman Center at UIC, a position that he held for 27 years. During twelve of those years he was one of six priests who served as Master of Ceremonies to Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.
After his years at UIC he was granted permission to take a six-month sabbatical at the North American College at the Vatican.
In 2019 Cardinal Cupich appointed Father Marshall as the Pastor of St. John Berchmans Church. Father Marshall is excited to be a part of this vibrant community and we are very excited to have him.