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Most Reverend Louis Tylka, DD

Bishop of Peoria, Illinois

Announced May 11, 2020
Ordained & Installed July 23, 2020


May 26, 1970, Harvey, Illinois


Seminary: Niles College Seminary of Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Theology: University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois

Ordained Presbyter

Ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago by Archbishop Joseph Cardinal Bernardin (May 18, 1996)


Associate Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Orland Park, Illinois (1996-2003)

Associate Pastor, Ss. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka, Illinois (2003-2004)

Pastor, Mater Christi and the Shrine of Mary, Mother of Mothers, North Riverside, Illinois (2004-2014)

Pastor, St. Julie Billiart Parish, Tinley Park, Illinois (2014-2020)

Chair of the Presbyteral Council, Archdiocese of Chicago (2013-2020)

Appointed Coadjutor Bishop-elect of Peoria Diocese, Peoria, Illinois (May 11, 2020)

Consecrated to the episcopacy at St. Mary's Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois (July 23, 2020)

Appointed to USCCB Communications Committee (2022-2025)

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