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Faculty and Administration Profiles

T. Jerome Overbeck, S.J.

Title/s:  Chaplain

Phone: 312.915.7186

Email: joverb2@luc.edu


Father Overbeck is the chaplain at the School of Law. He has also been the University Liturgist at Loyola since 1983; he currently teaches both the theory and the art of liturgy in the university's Theology and University Ministry Departments. Since 1982, he has functioned as a liturgical consultant for the building and renovation of places for Christian worship, and for ten years he was Loyola's liaison with the Office for Divine Worship of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since the inception of Campus Ministry as a profession (1970), he has been a member of university ministry teams at Loyola Chicago, Santa Clara, University of California Berkeley and Xavier. He has also offered courses, workshops, and lectures in liturgical theology to university, high school, religious, hospital, and parish groups.


AB, Loyola University Chicago, 1970
MEd, Xavier, 1972
M Div, Jesuit School of Theology (Berkeley), 1974
ThM, Jesuit School of Theology (Berkeley), 1975
STL, Jesuit School of Theology (Berkeley), 1982
PhD, Graduate Theological Union in cooperation with University of California Berkeley, 1983


Fr. Leo J. Sweeney, S.J. Award (Service Award), Department of Athletics, Loyola University Chicago, 2002, 2003

Distinguished Service Award, Department of Residence Life, Loyola University Chicago, 2002, 2003
Alpha Sigma Nu, Honorary Member, 2000

Selected Publications

Spirits, Life, Worship: A Hawaiian Religious and Catholic Perspective (manuscript in preparation for publication)
Preparing Your Catholic Wedding (2002)
Ancient Fonts, Modern Lessons (1998)

Other Publications
Peace of Mind: A By-Product; Vocation; and The Limits of Work: Wisdom, all published in Brown, ed., The Little Book of Jesuit Wisdom (2000)
Call to Conversion Offends Sensitive Ears, www.luc.edu/depts/ministry/lent.html (March 2000)