Fr. Michael T. Yakaitis

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1978:  Ordained
  • 1978-1983:  St. Anne’s; Hazel Crest, IL
  • 1983-1986:  St. Hilary’s; Chicago, IL
  • 1987-1988:  Not indexed in Directories
  • 1988-1990:  Graduate Studies
  • 1990-1993:  Niles College of Loyola University – Director of Student Life/Dean of Students; Niles, IL
  • 1993-2002:  St. Barbara’s; Chicago, IL
  • 2003:  Not indexed in Directory
  • 2003-2005:  University of Chicago Calvert House – Director; Chicago, IL
  • 5/2010:  Died


Accused of abusive relationship with an 18 yr old student at Niles College in early 1990s over a 1 year period. Plaintiff complained to officials two years later. Yakaitis admitted the relationship and sent for therapy. In 2002, Plaintiff found out that Yakaitis was still active priest at Univ. of Chicago and went public with his allegations. Yakaitis resigned from his position at the Univ. Died in FL 5/10.

Sources: Assignment RecordChicago Tribune 2.9.05; NBC 5 Chicago 2.9.05; News Release by Yakaitis and Archdiocese of Chicago 2.8.05; CBS 2 02.07.05; Tucson Citizen 02.11.05; Voice from the Desert 06.23.08; 06.01.10