165th Anniversary

Father Bohula & the parish celebrated the 165th anniversary of the parish in grand fashion. The Ladies Guild put together a special cookbook loaded not only with recipes but a large section detailing the history of the parish.

On May 3rd Francis Cardinal George came out to celebrate the Mass & rededicate the church. Following the May he blessed the new Our Lady of the Forest grotto. Following the Mass and grotto blessing a special dinner was held at the new Slovenian Culture Center in Lemont


For videos of some of these special events click on the Church Camera link.

165th Anniversary Events Photographs

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165th Anniversary Dinner - May 3rd 1998


Grotto Blessing by Cardinal George - May 3rd 1998


165th Anniversary Mass - May 3rd 1998


Ribbon Cutting of Our Lady of the Forest - May 3rd 1998