St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish
8:00 AM (English every 1st Saturday only)
4:30 PM (English)
8:30 AM (English)
10:30 AM (Polish)
12:30 PM (Spanish)
2:30 PM (Spanish)
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
7:30 AM (English),
8:30 AM (Spanish)
8:00 AM (English)
7:30 PM (Spanish)
7:00 PM (Polish)
St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish takes it’s name from the miraculous shrine dedicated to Our Lady in Czestochowa, Poland.
For over 100 years St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish has provided that basic spiritual need by offering daily Mass, Sunday Masses and special services in three languages, novenas, missions, a place for the adoration of Christ in the Holy Eucharist and a sacred and beautiful space to celebrate the reception of the sacraments.
HISTORY OF PARISH
St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish takes it’s name from the miraculous shrine dedicated to Our Lady in Czestochowa, Poland. It had its humble beginnings in 1895 in a little wooden church in a section of Cicero called Hawthorne, south of 30th street between 48th court and 49th avenue.
The Redemptorists are a religious order of men founded in 1732 by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. Their special mission is to spread the Gospel to the poor and most abandoned. They began this work by going among the poor and forgotten shepherds living in the hill country surrounding Naples in southern Italy.
The immigrant Poles wished to hear the Mass in their own language, and some would travel five miles on Sunday to established Polish parishes in Chicago.
In 1892 a meeting was held to formulate plans for a new parish, and after overcoming many difficulties the Rev. Casimir Slominski was appointed pastor to the fledgeling parish numbering about eighty-six families.
The hall which served as a temporary church and living quarters for the pastor, and even the new wooden structure built at a cost of $5000 would not serve the parish for long.
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3010 s. 48th Ct. Cicero, IL 60804
Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM