5300 W 155th Street, Oak Forest Il





St. Damian Church

Reopening Progress

Good News!  St. Damian has been certified to proceed in Phase 1 of Reopening.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available Saturday, May 23rd from 1-4PM.  Penitents must wear masks and practice social distancing.  Team members will be on hand in the parking lot to guide you through the process.  The waiting line will be formed in your cars. Prayers of penance cannot be prayed in the church or chapel at this time. Thank you to all who have trained to help us achieve this goal!

To read a letter from Fr. Joe on St. Damian's plans to reopen, click here.

The Archdiocese of Chicago has released the Plan containing the procedures and protocols to be followed to reopen our churches and resume public participation in the sacramental life of the Church. To view the document and Plan, click here. 

To view the Sacramental Guidelines in detail, click here.

Fr. Jerry Celebrates 59 Years

Please Help Restock our Food Pantry

The good works of the Food Pantry continues, but our shelves are emptying quickly.  Help us restock our shelves by donating non-perishable food items in the large blue plastic bin located in the alcove of St. Damian School's entrance closest to the church.  The bin will be available 24/7.  Staff and volunteers will check the bin throughout the day.  Currently, large soups, chili and canned vegetables are needed in particular.  Thank you for your generosity!



Let's Make Memories!

  • Watching Amma & Papa read a story
  • Watching Amma & Papa read a story
  • Watching Amma & Papa read a story
  • Proclaiming Christ is Risen!
  • Socially distanced family gatherings
  • Artist at work
  • Blessing the Easter feast
  • Evangelizing through artistry
  • Young artist spreads Easter joy through her artwork
  • We find God in beauty of all kinds
  • Sewing protective masks
  • Creating a home church
  • Proclaiming the Easter message
  • Leaving an Easter egg and prayers at the church
  • A family made an outdoor pilgrimage to churches on Holy Thursday
  • Youngsters help clean up neighbor's yard
  • Yard cleaned up!
  • Praying the Mass on Facebook Live


SUSPENDED - Mass Times

7:00 am: Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 am: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Sat: 5:00 pm
Sun: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am, 5:00 pm

Holy Days
Vigil: 7:00 pm
Day: 7:00 or 9:00 am depending on day and 7:00 pm

Sat: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
or by appointment call 708-687-1370




Pastoral Center is Currently Closed until further Notice

Weekdays: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed Noon - 1:00 pm for Lunch
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Map of Parish and School


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Liturgical Minister Schedules

 All Liturgical Ministers and Altar Servers can access our Online Scheduler here.



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.