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Merger announcement of Catholic parishes expected Jan. 24

Archdiocese of Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich is expected to give new direction to parishioners in the South Suburbs on Jan. 24 on how their six Catholic parishes will be merged into one or two new parishes.

Three-member teams from each of the parishes — St. Anne in Hazel Crest, St. Joseph in Homewood, Infant Jesus of Prague in Flossmoor, St. Emeric in Country Club Hills, St. Lawrence O’Toole in Matteson and St. Irenaeus in Park Forest — have been meeting for months as a feedback and discernment team to study and offer advice to the cardinal on how the Archdiocese . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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