New parish structures formed through Renew My Church

By Chicago Catholic
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Eighteen new parishes are being formed in the Archdiocese of Chicago as part of the Renew My Church process. In many cases, newly united parishes will retain more than one church as active worship sites.

Unless otherwise noted, where parishes are joining, both churches will remain open as worship sites. All new parishes will be created effective July 1. The following is a list of the groupings forming new parishes:

290 Corridor

Sacred Heart in Melrose Park and St. Eulalia in Maywood will form one parish. St. Domitilla in Hillside and Simeon in Bellwood will form one parish; St. Simeon Church will close.

St. Jane de Chantal and St. Camillus will form one parish; St. Camillus Church will close. Our Lady of the Snows and St. Daniel the Prophet will retain their current structures.

Little Italy

Holy Family (Roosevelt Road) and Notre Dame de Chicago will form one parish; the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii and the University of Illinois at Chicago Newman Center will remain in their current structures.

PalMeadow Heights

Mision San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights and St. Theresa and St. Thomas of Villanova, both in Palatine, will retain their current parish structures. St. Colette in Rolling Meadows will join a different grouping.

South Holland

Holy Ghost and St. Jude the Apostle, both in South Holland, and Mary Queen of Apostles in Riverdale will form one new parish. Holy Ghost and Mary Queen of Apostles churches will close.


St. Ita and St. Thomas of Canterbury will form one parish. St. Mary of the Lake will join another grouping.


St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church and St. Barbara (Throop Street) will form one parish; All Saints-St. Anthony and St. Mary of Perpetual Help will form one parish; St. Jerome Croatian and Santa Lucia-Santa Maria Incoronata will form one parish; Nativity of Our Lord and St. Gabriel will form one parish. Santa Lucia-Santa Maria Incoronata and All Saints-St. Anthony churches will close.


Immaculate Conception (88th Street) and St. Michael (South Shore Drive) will unite to form one parish. Our Lady of Guadalupe and Sacred Heart Croatian parishes retain their current structures.

Brighton Park

Our Lady of Fatima and St. Pancratius will form one parish; Five Holy Martyrs and Immaculate Conception (44th Street) will form one parish.

Calumet City

Our Lady of Knock, St. Andrew the Apostle and St. Victor, all in Calumet City, will form one parish; St. Victor church will close.

Pulaski Corridor

Our Lady of Loretto in Hometown and St. Germaine in Oak Lawn will form one parish; St. Catherine of Alexandria in Oak Lawn will retain its current structure. Our Lady of Loretto Church will close.

Westfield Park

Divine Infant Jesus and Divine Providence, both in Westchester, will form one parish. St. Barbara in Brookfield and St. Louise de Marillac in La Grange Park will form one parish.

North Shore

St. Francis Xavier and St. Joseph, both in Wilmette, will form a new parish.

Other groupings have completed the process and formed new parishes already.


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