"I am very excited to be part of the CK experience. CK has always had such a great reputation for being a strong community. I look forward to this new chapter in my life - spending time with the people of the parish and the students. Together we can build a stronger CK."-Father Larry
Father Larry Sullivan grew up in Queen of the Universe Parish on the Southwest Side of Chicago. He attended Quigley Seminary South High School (class of 1984), Niles College Seminary and then the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. He was ordained a priest on May 23, 1992 and assigned to St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park. Father Larry spent his first 16 years as a priest at St. Celestine (7 years as associate pastor and 9 years as pastor). In 2008, Father Larry was assigned as pastor of St. Christina Parish in Mount Greenwood. In 2013, Francis Cardinal George asked Fr. Larry to begin the process of assuming the position of Director of Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago.
With his new responsibilities at Catholic Cemeteries, in 2014 Cardinal George assigned Fr. Larry to be the pastor of Christ the King Parish. In addition to his duties as a parish priest, Fr. Larry has been a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Chicago Priests, Vice-Chairman of the Presbyteral Council, a member of the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese, Chaplain to the Elmwood Park police and fire departments, Chaplain to the State Police (prior to being named pastor of St. Celestine), and is currently a member of the Archdiocesan School Board and a BAPA Commissioner.
It is clear that Father Larry loves being a priest and that he loves being at Christ the King parish. Father Larry also enjoys spending time with his family which consists of his Mom and Dad, as well as his sister Karen, her husband Craig, and their four children. The leadership of the parish hopes that you get the opportunity to know Father Larry as he strives to meet the needs of our parish and community.