Oak Lawn: Village is in better economic health

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By Joe Boyle After some difficult years due to the pandemic, the economic health of the Village of Oak Lawn is on the rise. Additional funding has gone into the coffers for the Oak Lawn police and fire pensions. Village Manager Tom Phelan admitted during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on Aug. 8 that they had…

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St. Fabian Vacation Bible School brings in 100 participants

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By Carol McGowan  The turnout for St. Fabian‘s Vacation Bible School was a great one this year. Approximately 100 children, teens and adult volunteers took part last week, June 26 through June 30. Paula Kroll, pastoral assistant and director of lifelong faith formation for St. Fabian Catholic Church, said it was a great turnout. “This was our first…

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Most Holy Redeemer Carnival

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Although it was delayed for several weeks, Most Holy Redeemer Parish was finally able to hold its annual summer carnival at the church grounds, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave. in Evergreen Park, from Thursday, July 21, through Sunday, July 24.

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Archdiocese to hold job fair at St. Linus

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The Archdiocese of Chicago announced it will hold job fairs to fill parish and school positions at three locations, including St. Linus in Oak Lawn, on Thursday, July 28. The job fairs are aimed at recruiting new and experienced teachers, early retirees and those seeking career change to fill full- and part-time teacher and principal positions,…

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Bridgeview Park District donates Easter eggs to Ukrainian refugees

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From staff reports In a show of good will and support to the people of Ukraine, the Bridgeview Park District donated over 500 eggs to Ukrainian refugees in Poland during their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8. The park district invited Rev. Vasyl Sendeha, pastor of the St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church…

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Ukrainian churches seeking donations

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By Bob Bong Relief efforts for Ukrainians caught in the invasion of their country by Russian military forces have begun at two Ukrainian churches in Palos Park. Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church is collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine that will be shipped by air to Poland, which has taken in thousands of Ukrainian…

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Stickney’s St. Pius X Parish to merge with St. Leonard

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By Bob Bong St. Pius X Parish in Stickney will merge with St. Leonard Parish in Berwyn this summer, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, announced last month. The merger is part of the archdiocese’s ongoing Renew My Church initiative and will take effect on July 1. The new parish will have one pastor and…

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