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Record #: R2021-1155   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/27/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 10/27/2021
Title: Congratulations extended to Father Robert Carroll on 50th anniversary of ordination
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2021-1155.pdf

WHEREAS, Father Robert Carroll was bom to his parents, Thomas and Beatrice; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of Father Robert Caroll's 50,h Anniversary of his Ordination by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and

WHEREAS, Robert attended St. Raymond's Grade School, then he went on to Joliet Catholic High School which was under the leadership of the Carmelite Order; and

WHEREAS, In 1961, Robert began his college years at Mount Carmel College in Niagara Falls, Ontario and finished school at Carmelite novitiate in Pennsylvania where he received a degree in Philosophy, and minors added by summer studies at St. Bonaventure in New York; and

WHEREAS, His Theology studies took place in the Carmelite theologate in Washington D.C, and then he completed a two-year internship at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago as a Math teacher; and

WHEREAS, After completing his internship, Robert returned to Washington D.C. for two years of Theology studies while simultaneously studying across town at Georgetown University where he received a Master's degree in Philosophy; and

WHEREAS, In May 1971, Robert was ordained a priest at the Carmelite Parish in downtown Joliet, and celebrated his first Mass at the Cathedral of St. Raymond; and

WHEREAS, Father Robert was assigned to Mount Carmel where he was a teacher in several departments for eight years and was then appointed Principal, a position he had for ten years; and

WHEREAS, During his tenure at Mount Carmel, Father Robert earned a Master's in Education from Loyola University, and subsequently a Doctor of Philosophy; and

WHEREAS, Father Robert's dissertation was award winning, its theme was the Gospel of Mark and its underlying architectonic structure; and

WHEREAS, Father Robert was appointed Principal of Carmel Catholic in Mundelein where he also found time to teach at the Seminary across the street, and helped four failing Chicago Public Schools; and

WHEREAS, After spending fourteen years at Carmel Ca...

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