Bishop George Rassas
Auxiliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Chicago
Vicar for Vicariate I
200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 200
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847- 549-0160
Fax: 847-549-0163


  • Date of Priesthood Ordination: May 2, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Date of Episcopal Ordination: February 2, 2006, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois


  • BA degree in philosophy, University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein
  • MA degree in counseling psychology, Loyola University, Chicago
  • Participant in doctor of ministry program, University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein

Parish Appointments

  • Deacon: St. Thaddeus Parish, Chicago (1967-1968)
  • Associate Pastor: Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village (1968
    1974); St. Genevieve Parish, Chicago (1974-1983), St. Norbert’s Parish,
  • Northbrook (1983-1988); Sacred Heart Parish (1988-1990).
  • Pastor: St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest (1990-11/29/2004)

Archdiocesan Appointments

  • Archdiocesan Board of Consultors:  Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee
    Board of Advisors, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein
  • Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate I (2008 to present)

Previous Archdiocesan Appointments

  • Archdiocesan Board of Consultants
  • Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago (Nov. 30, 2004-Feb. 20, 2006)
  • Chairman of the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council (1999-2002),
  • Director of the Office of Family Ministries (1984-1990),
  • Assistant Director of the Catholic Family Consultation Service (1975-1984) and Associate Moderator of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (1976-1984)


  • National Pastoral Initiative on Strengthening Marriage Subcommittee
  • Laity, Marriage, Family & Youth Committee
  • Certification and Accreditation Committee

Cristo Rey – St. Martin de Porres High School - Waukegan

  • First Founder
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors