Father Matt Foley ’89 – Parish Priest, Army Chaplain, and Friend of Chris Farley

Posted on November 10, 2020

WGN News in Chicago recently profiled Father Matt Foley (Mundelein Seminary Class of 1989) as part of their “Veterans Voices: Honoring Those Who Serve” series. Watch the video to hear about his service as pastor of Saint James Parish in Arlington Heights, Ill., his time as an Army chaplain, and his college friendship with the late comedian Chris Farley–who based one of his most famous “Saturday Night Live” characters on his interactions with Father Foley.

Father Matt Foley has been an inspiring mentor for numerous seminarians assigned to Saint James Parish in Arlington Heights through Mundelein Seminary's Tolton Teaching Parish Program.