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Two local Catholic churches given new names: St. Veronica and St. John Neumann

As the Archdiocese of Chicago works to consolidate parishes in the South Suburbs, it has given new names to two of its recently reorganized parishes. 

The archdiocese provided parishioners with a list of saints and asked them to select their favorites in rank order. The lists were then submitted to the archdiocese for a final name selection.

Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Flossmoor is now St. Veronica Parish. 

The new parish is a combination of IJP in Flossmoor, St. Lawrence O’Toole in Matteson and St. Irenaeus in Park Forest . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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