5300 W 155th Street, Oak Forest Il

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St. Damian Church

Mass Times

Masses are livestreamed on the St. Damian Facebook page
Daily Mass
9:00 am Monday through Saturday
Weekend
Sat: 5:00 pm (livestream)
Sun: 7:30, 9:30 (livestream) & 11:30 am
Nursery available at 9:30am only


Confessions
Sat: 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Confessionals

Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel
Daily 8:00am-9:00am, Wednesdays 9:30am-7:00pm

Our Chapel is open for private prayer weekdays 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Chapel closes at 6:00pm Mondays during the school year.

 

Farewell Fr. Joe

May 30, 2024

Greetings St. Damian Families and Parishioners,

It is with great gratitude and sadness that I share the news that I will be departing St. Damian on June 30 for a new assignment as Pastor.  This is very abrupt as only a few days ago I was planning with our parish for the coming 2024-25 year.  Yet every parish and school experience change.  On July 1, I will start work as the Pastor of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace in Westchester.

I have much gratitude for Cardinal Cupich, who very generously granted me this current extra year, an extension to my second term as pastor of St. Damian.  This 13th year has been a wonderful gift.  As well, Cardinal Cupich graciously approved another extension last fall for next year which would have been my 14th year.  This is a rare luxury.  However, significant needs for a new pastor have developed at Mary, Mother of Divine Grace (MMDG) over the past few months.  The mounting required immediate action by the Archdiocese to help MMDG as their pastor was suffering from failing health and had left the parish.

Even with the surprise of moving so quickly, I clearly see the prudence of our Cardinal and the Archdiocese in responding to the immediate needs of our Catholic family at Mary, Mother of Divine Grace.

There is a silver lining in all of this.  St. Damian is very blessed that Fr. Bob Stuglik, a former and beloved Pastoral Associate at St. Damian will be returning as a Parish Administrator on July 1 with the hopes of transitioning to pastor of our parish.  There are many parishioners and school alumni with very fond memories of Fr. Bob who is currently serving at St. Stephens in Tinley as an Associate Pastor this past year.  His coming to St. Damian is a huge win for our parish.  

Please SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, June 29.  There will be a Fare Well Party after the 5 pm Mass.  More details will follow in the coming weeks.

For now, please know my heart felt appreciation for our faith family.  I have nothing but gratitude for my time at St. Damian.  I will be departing a happy priest for having been blessed with 13 joyful years of serving Jesus with you.   

Yours In Christ,

Fr. Joe Noonan

 

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Pastoral Center Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Closed Noon - 1:00PM for Lunch
Saturday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Sunday: Closed

 

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Welcome to St. Damian, a Roman Catholic faith community located at 5300 W. 155th Street in Oak Forest, Illinois.  Centered on the Eucharist, St. Damian Parish is a family of believers in Jesus Christ who, guided by the Holy Spirit, enthusiastically continue the ministry of Jesus through the sacraments, acts of charity, fellowship, and education.