We Mourn the Loss of Father John Barrett


Father John Barrett was born on April 24, 1933 in Chicago to Francis Joseph Barrett and Hildegarde Cecilia Parr, and was baptized at St. Petronille Parish in Glen Ellyn. He attended St. Petronille Parish Elementary School, Quigley Preparatory School in Chicago and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.

Following ordination to the priesthood by Bishop Martin D. McNamara on May 30, 1959 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, Joliet, Father John Barrett was assigned to Sts. Peter & Paul Parish in Naperville. Subsequent assignments as parochial vicar include Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills (1964) and St. Alexander Parish in Villa Park (1969).

Father Barrett was named pastor of Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills (1972); St. Alexander Parish in Villa Park (1984) and Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in Elmhurst (1996). Father ministered at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish until his retirement in March of 2004.

In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Father Barrett served as Dean of the East DuPage Deanery and as a member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council.

The body of Father John Barrett will lie in state on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.) at St. James the Apostle Church in Glen Ellyn. Visitation will also be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Church in Glen Ellyn. Priests wishing to concelebrate are asked to bring an alb and the diocesan white stole.

Questions may be directed to Steurle Funeral Home, (630) 832-4161






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