Funeral Mass for Fr. Charles Watkins

  • Date: 01 Feb 2023 • 10:30am
  • Venue: St. Cletus Church
  • Location: La Grange, IL

Reverend Charles W. Watkins, 78, ordination Class of 2003, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. Father Watkins served at Our Lady of the Ridge, St. Cletus, St. Columba and Mother of God parishes. Father served as Dean of Vicariate IV-C for 7 years.

Lying in State
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Elmwood Funeral Chapel
11200 S. Ewing (112th and Ewing)
Chicago, IL 60617

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
10:30 a.m.
St. Cletus Church
600 W. 55th Street
LaGrange, IL 60525
(Parish will stream at

The main celebrant will be Bishop Joseph Perry and the homilist will be Father Michael Novick. Bishops and priests are welcome to concelebrate and are asked to bring an alb and white or Archdiocesan stole. Bishops are asked to advise St. Cletus of their participation.


Notes of condolences can be sent c/o Father Novick at St. Cletus parish and to Father’s email address:

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