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Rev. George P. McKenna

July 12, 1919 January 25, 2019
Rev. George P. McKenna
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Rev. George P. McKenna, Age 99, a Catholic priest for 75 years in the Archdiocese of Chicago, born into eternal life on January 25, 2019.
Beloved son of the late Patrick and Mary O’Malley McKenna.
Loving brother of the late Catherine (Frank) McGlynn, John (Kay) McKenna, and Frank (Anne) McKenna. Cherished uncle, grand uncle and great grand uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Fr. George was a graduate of St. Theodore Grammar School, Quigley Seminary North, and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary.
He was ordained on May 6, 1944 by Samuel Cardinal Stritch and faithfully served the Archdiocese of Chicago for 75 years.
His assignments included: Maryville Academy (1944-1949), Teacher at Quigley Seminary North and South (1949-1968), Christ the King (1963-1968), Pastor of St. Barnabas Parish (1970-1976), Missionary at Fairbanks Diocese in Northern Alaska (1976-1977), Pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria (1978-1982), Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Snows (1982-1989).
He was the Proud Founder and Chaplain of the Chicago Midway Airport Chapel (1988-2011).
Jerusalem captured his heart and he pilgrimaged to the Holy Land 27 times over the years.
Fr. George is fondly remembered as the author of four books on the “3-Minute Homily,” publisher of his personal blog “God is Good” that reached 147 countries, and for his exceptional golf skills that made him 8-time champion at the Chicago Clergy Annual Tournament. Lying-in-State on Thursday, January 31st from 2:00pm-8:00pm and Friday morning, February 1st, from 10:00am-11:00am, at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Dr. Chicago, IL 60643. Liturgical Wake Service Thursday evening at 7:00pm.
Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:00am.
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Memorials to Poor Clares Monastery, 12210 S. Will Cook Road, Palos Park, IL 60464 are most appreciated. Funeral Info: 708-636-5500


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Visitation

Thursday

31

Jan

2:00 PM 1/31/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/31/2019 8:00:00 PM
St. Barnabas Church

10134 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60643

St. Barnabas Church
10134 S. Longwood Drive Chicago 60643 Illinois
United States

Visitation

Friday

1

Feb

10:00 AM 2/1/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Barnabas Church

10134 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60643

St. Barnabas Church
10134 S. Longwood Drive Chicago 60643 Illinois
United States

Mass

Friday

1

Feb

11:00 AM 2/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Barnabas Church

10134 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60643

St. Barnabas Church
10134 S. Longwood Drive Chicago 60643 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Final Resting Place

6001 W 111th St,
Alsip, , IL 60803

6001 W 111th St, Alsip, 60803 IL
United States
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