Pastor: Fr. Aloysius Funtila
Deacon: Mr. Donald J. Wehling
Welcome Fr. Aloysius Funtila
Let me introduce myself. I am Fr. Aloysius Funtila. I was ordained a priest on April 9,
1983 in my hometown in the Philippines, Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija. I am the first son of my
parents, Mr. Atilano P. Funtila, Deceased, and Anita M. Funtila. Both were high school
teachers at our parish school.
I was trained under the CICM religious missionary order. After my ordination, I was sent
to Taiwan to do missionary work. My first missionary assignment was St. Therese Parish.
After two terms as a parish priest, I was sent to the Philippines to study family counseling.
When I finished my counseling studies, I was asked to study Mandarin. I did not complete
these studies for I was sent to Berkeley, California, to take additional courses. After
receiving my Masters Degree in Theological Studies, I came to the Archdiocese of Chicago
in May of 1993. I was assigned to St. Angela Church where I remained until June of 1997.
I continued my incardination process at St. Anastasia where I served as associate pastor. In
2002 I was assigned as pastor of St. Anastasia Parish until June of 2014 when I finished
two terms as pastor, completing a total of 17 years there. I was then assigned to St.
Josaphat Parish in Waukegan until I received my next assignment which turned out to be
the pastorate at St. Hilary Parish in Chicago, beginning in November 2014.
And here I am, looking forward to praying and working with you, hoping to learn from you,
and continuing to grow together with you in love and service to the Lord and each other.
May we be able to share Jesus’ presence and to become real followers of Christ.