Chesterton Academy’s full-time chaplain, Father Adam Tokashiki PES (Pro Ecclesia Sancta), leads the spiritual life of our school. Assisted by Sister Emy Ychikawa, PES and Brother Joseph Barron PES (Chesterton Academy Class of 2011), Father Adam leads retreats, Adoration, formation classes, and ongoing opportunities for service.
We are also blessed by the support of Father Joseph Johnson, pastor of Church of the Holy Family in St. Louis Park, and Father John Paul Erickson, pastor of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Father Johnson and Father Erickson have a presence on campus and celebrate Mass for the students.
Father Adam Tokashiki, School Chaplain. Fr. Adam Tokashiki, PES, joined Pro Ecclesia Sancta in 2006. He was studying classical guitar in the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru, when the Lord called him to religious life. He also served for two years as a youth minister in the Catholic Advance (Pro Ecclesia Sancta’s lay movement) before becoming a brother. He arrived to Minnesota in 2009, where he helped lead a variety of apostolates at the Church of St. Mark in St. Paul and in the University of St. Thomas. He made his perpetual vows in 2014 and in May of 2016 was ordained to the priesthood. Fr. Adam has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters in Divinity from the St. Paul Seminary.
Sr. Emy Ychikawa, PES. After many years in the Catholic Advance Movement (Pro Ecclesia Sancta’s lay movement), the Lord called Sr. Emy to religious life. She joined Pro Ecclesia Sancta in 2006 after finishing her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Sacred Heart University of Lima. She made her perpetual vows in June of 2012 and was assigned to start a mission in Minnesota in August of the same year. She has being serving this archdiocese at the Church of St Mark’s, Our Lady of Grace and the Catholic Advance Movement. She has a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Saint Paul Seminary.
For more information about Pro Ecclesia Sancta and its mission, see this video!