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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on Melrose Park-Northlake Renew My Church Grouping

Sept. 16, 2021

The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Melrose Park-Northlake Renew My Church grouping.

Over the past several months, the grouping’s Feedback and Discernment Team, made up of representatives from each of the parishes and the school, met to review and discern the future parish, school and church structures. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish communities, the team submitted feedback reports to the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which includes representatives from across the archdiocese. The commission reviewed the feedback reports and other materials and information, including demographic data, financial summaries and parish and grouping trends. 

During the past several weeks, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishops and Presbyteral Council discussed the commission’s recommendations. Based on those discussions and prayerful consideration, the following decision has been made for the Melrose Park-Northlake Grouping which includes the

following parishes and school:

  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish (Melrose Park)
  • St. John Vianney Parish and School (Northlake)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish – Shrine (Melrose Park)

All three parishes will remain in their current structures. St. John Vianney School will remain in its current structure, subject to maintaining future financial and enrollment viability.