Tolton Heritage Center
The Venerable Father Augustus Tolton Center is located on the former site of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and Hall, on East 41st Street between Michigan and Wabash Avenues. The Hall is located is at 44 East 41st Street and the worship site is located at 4058 S, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60653.
Telephone: 773-268-1518, the hours are Tuesday to Thursday from to 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If there is no answer and an immediate response is needed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. please call Our Lady of Africa at 773-624-5375. You can also send an email and someone should get back to you in no less than 48 hours.
Who was FATHER AUGUSTUS TOLTON
The first Black priest to be ordained for the United States was appointed to organize the Black Catholics of Chicago. Rev. Tolton born a slave in Brush Creek, MO as a youth was baptized a Catholic. He grew up in Quincy, IL where he attended school. Denied permission to enter a U.S. Catholic seminary he pursued his studies at the Sacred College of the Propaganda in Rome, where he was ordained in 1886. He is Venerable now and hopefully on his way to Sainthood.
The Mission of the Augustus Tolton Heritage Center is: