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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
  • Cubs Baseball Game!
June, 2020
  • 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.

Feb 22: See a New Play About our Patron Saint

Come and see a new one-act play on the life of Saint Andrew titled “First Called: Andrew of Capernaum”. We have commissioned a local professional theatre company to write and produce this show in honor of our Anniversary. The play will perform in Valiant Theatre’s New Works Festival in January & February and will be performed here at Saint Andrew in our auditorium on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:30pm.

Parishioners are encouraged to come and see this play about the life of our patron saint.

The cost is $5 for a general admission ticket for any attendee over the age of 12. Children 12 and under are free. Buy your tickets now!

March 21: Celebrate with a Gala Dinner!

We’re planning a gala celebration for our 125th Anniversary! Join us on Saturday, March 21 for the 4:00 PM Mass in the Church followed by dinner in the Saint Andrew Gymnasium at 5:00 PM.

The Anniversary Mass of Celebration will be led by Cardinal Blase Cupich.

The dinner will be served family style in our gymnasium (1658 West Addison – corner of Addison and Paulina) and will feature dignitaries and past ministers who have served at Saint Andrew. Because this is the largest celebration during the 125th Anniversary year, it will be a ticketed event. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for Children under the age of 18 OR an option to purchase a Family of 4 or more ticket for $75. Children under the age of 5 are free.

Attendees, regardless of age, need to RSVP for the event.

Dinner will be catered by La Villa and will include Chicken Vesuvio, Italian Beef, Penne Pasta with Marinara, Vegetables, Salad and Dessert.

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 stories@standrew.org

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.

Skate Night 2019

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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