Directory: St. Patrick, Urbana

Father Thomas Gibson


Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: February 26, 1964
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Assistant of Holy Cross, Champaign (1993). Assistant of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1994). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Newman Center, Champaign (1997). Released to explore Vocation to Carthusian Charterhouse, VT (1999). Assistant of Sacred Heart, Moline (2000). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono, and St. Joseph, Ivesdale (2001). Released for discernment in religious life (2003). Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (2011). Administrator of St. Mary, Moline and St. Mary, East Moline (2012). Rector for the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; St. Joseph, Peoria (2015). Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston and Chaplain Team at Schlarman Academy, Danville (2017). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Bloomington (2022).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Champaign and St. Patrick, Urbana (2022).

Father Anthony Co


Born: St. Charles
Birthday: December 31, 1977
Ordained: May 28, 2005

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa; Alexis, and St. Andrew, Oquawka; and Chaplain of the Newman Club at Monmouth College (2005). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign while assisting with Hispanic Ministry at St. John’s Catholic Chapel (2006). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Newman Foundation, University of Illinois in Champaign (2009). Administrator of St. Patrick, Andalusia; Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island; and sacramental care of Augustana College, Rock Island (2013). While remaining sacramental care of Augustana College, Rock Island ; Pastor of St. Patrick, Andalusia (2014). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island and Sacred Heart, Rock Island (2016).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (2019) and Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (6/15/2022).

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