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We’re 125. Time to Celebrate!

It's an Entire Year of Celebrations!

It’s here! Our 125th birthday! We’re planning to celebrate all year long and we want you to come and join us!

Our 125th anniversary will be marked by Hospitality weekends all year long. These weekends are prime times for alumni to come back and share the history that make up this incredible parish.

Here is a list of our Hospitality Weekends and when you can plan to join us!

November 16-17, 2019             – Recalling CYO & Athletics

December 14-15, 2019             – Recalling Women Religious

January 25-26, 2020                 – Celebrating Saint Andrew School

February 22-23, 2020               – “First Called” Live performance on the life of Saint Andrew

March 21-22, 2020                  – Celebration Mass & Dinner with Cardinal Cupich

April 25-26, 2020                    – School Alumni Reunions

May 16-17, 2020                    – Married Couples Renewal of Vows

June, 2020 TBA            – Cubs Baseball Game!  – Skate Night Returns!

Make plans to join us at any of our Masses on our hospitality weekends. 4pm on Saturday and 8am, 10am, and 5:30pm on Sunday.

Recall Our History

Saint Andrew Parish has a rich history. Year by year, through ups and downs, this parish has been blessed with wonderful people, pastors, and stories. Take some time to read come of them now!

Tell Our History

Be a part of filling our archives so that future generations can now about the history of Saint Andrew Parish too! Our 125th Anniversary Story Corps project invites you to record a story about your experience at Saint Andrew which we will collect, curate, and put out in our parish podcast. There are three ways to participate.

1) Call our office phone, 773-525-3016 and ask to be transferred to our story corps line (extension 337). At the sound of the tone, feel free to leave your memory.

2) Make an appointment with our office staff or a volunteer who will sit with you and record your story and instantly add it to our archive.

3) Record your story on a phone or other recording device and email the file to

Leave a Mark

Help leave a mark on our neighborhood this year by purchasing one of the street banners that will go up in honor of our 125th Anniversary! Order by November 10, 2019 to get your banner reserved.

Give a Gift

Churches grow little by little. First a frame is put in place and later artwork, such as stained glass windows, or murals, are added. In the 125th anniversary of the parish, we are dreaming of something very special. We’d like to install a stone altar into the church to add to its beauty. Help us make this gift possible.

We started our celebrations with a brief warm-up event last summer, Skate Night, was held on June 21, 2019. It was a blast from the past as everyone strapped wheels to their feet and skated the night away in the Gym. Check out the gallery of pictures!

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