J. Carl Wachsmann, M.A.

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Pastoral Associate

Mr. Wachsmann was Called and Commissioned as a Lay Ecclesial Minister by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., on 7 May 2006 at St. Monica Catholic Church, Chicago. “Lay Ecclesial Ministers are experienced pastoral ministers who have been spiritually formed and theologically educated for collaboration with a supervising [shrine rector] parish pastor… (cf. The Archdiocese of Chicago Directory 2015, pg. G2)”. Mr. Wachsmann currently serves as a Pastoral Associate at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. As of 2015, he is only one of seven men whom have been Called and Commissioned as Lay Ecclesial Ministers within The Archdiocese of Chicago.  He can be reached via email or at 312.421.3757 x315.

Fr Richard Fragomeni, Ph.D, Rector of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii and J. Carl Wachsmann, Pastoral Associate, May 7, 2006, St Monica Catholic Church.

Craig Reckard, Vito Petruzzelli, Carninal Blasé Cupich, Jeanne Petruzzelli, and Carl Wachsmann at Cardinal’s residence 22 November 2016 as part of Illinois Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Nativity Art of the Chicago Archdiocese Collection.

Carl with Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.

Carl with Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.