On Sunday, September 9, at the 9:30am Mass, Fr. Peter Heidenrich was officially installed by Bishop Francis Kane as Pastor of St. Athanasius Church. Fr. Peter came to Evanston from St. Walter Parish in the far Southside Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, where he served as Pastor for the past 12 years.
Fr. Peter’s predecessor at St. A’s, Fr. Thomas Libera, served as pastor of the north Evanston parish for 14 years. Fr. Tom will remain in residence at St. A’s as pastor emeritus after returning from a study sabbatical which includes following the path of St. Paul in Greece and Turkey and a trip to the Holy Land, Israel and Jordan.