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Six Catholic parishes will merge at St. Joe’s in Homewood and IJP in Flossmoor

The Archdiocese of Chicago is setting a new path for Catholic parishes in the South Suburbs, merging two parishes with St. Joseph Church in Homewood and two parishes with Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Flossmoor to form new parishes.

The announcement to take six parishes and form two groupings was made Monday, Jan. 24.

St. Anne Church in Hazel Crest, St. Emeric Church in Country Club Hills and St. Joseph in Homewood are coming together as a new parish. St. Joseph will serve as the parish church.

Infant Jesus of Prague Church, St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Matteson . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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