Bishop John Gorman

Bishop John Gorman, D.D.

Rector, 1966 - 1973

Most Rev. John Gorman, D.D. was the fourth rector of Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1952, and before becoming rector of Mundelein, he served as a faculty member of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s high school and college seminaries, Loyola Pastoral Studies Institute, and Notre Dame University Summer School. He also served as an associate pastor in Chicago parishes. He was appointed rector of Mundelein Seminary in January 1966 and served as rector until 1973, overseeing the seminary as it ushered in changes to reflect Vatican II. In 1988, he was named Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.

In 1973 he became pastor at St. Michael Church in Orland Park until 1987. He was director of the department of parish/pastoral services from May 1986 until 1988. In 1988, he was named Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, and he was Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate I from 1988 to 1990. In 1990, he served as Vicar General/Vicar for Regional Services until 1995. Finally, on February 15, 1995 Bishop Gorman served as Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate V until May 1, 2003.