Touring Chicago’s beautiful churches brought my husband and I to St. Monica and to a mini family reunion.
St. Monica has a relatively short history by Chicago city standards. In 1945, Samuel Cardinal Stritch had plans for the new parish in the Norwood Park area. Rev. John A. McCabe was named pastor of the new St. Monica’s on July 9, 1948.
The current location had the groundbreaking on April 11, 1987 and the first Mass was celebrated on Holy Saturday, April 2, 1988.
Fr. Fred Tomzik is the current pastor. St. Monica’s phone number is 773-631-7880 for further information.
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