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Renew My Church Updates

The St. Matthias community is actively fighting the decision to close St Matthias Parish and Church. The canon laws which govern all activities of the Catholic Church allow St Matthias to appeal these decisions directly with the Vatican in Rome, and we are taking all actions available to us to ensure that St Matthias remains open for many, many years to come. Do not give up hope – we need everyone’s hope, prayers and support as a community to be successful.

For more information on community efforts to save our Church or to offer your direct help, please contact parishioners:

Gerry Winters,
Pat Kubistal,
Terry Tuohy,
Bob Farster,
Bill Horan,
Molly Cook,
Sean Vinck,

We will also continue to update the community as changes happen.

Current Reality for St. Matthias:

As of July 1, 2020, St. Matthias Church will merge with Queen of Angels, with Queen of Angels being the parish church. A new pastor will be named in the coming months who will work with both parishes to transition to our new parish model. St. Matthias School will continue its academic and spiritual excellence under the direction of Principal Katie Carden and the school staff as an Archdiocesan School. Please continue your prayers and support for our Church and School. The community of St. Matthias has always been a very strong one and that will continue as we move forward together.

Little Sisters of the Poor

If you’d like to donate or volunteer we can be reached at:

St. Mary's Home 2325 N. Lakewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-3112 Phone: 773-935-9600

LOSS Program for Children and Youth

The Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program for Children and Youth continues to meet with bereaved children and adolescents who have lost a loved one to suicide. This specialized grief support program provides individual counseling and group support for child and teen survivors. Counseling is offered in various Chicagoland locations. The program has no cost and is always tailored to fit the child and family’s grief support needs. For more information, or to do an intake, contact (312) 655-7284.