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    Grief, joy part of the new St. Paul VI Parish Celebration

    By Michelle Martin / Staff Writer

    When St. Hugh, Mater Christi and St. Mary parishes came together as St. Paul VI Parish on June 27, there were tears and mourning, but also laughter, smiles and hope.

    The new St. Paul VI Parish was one of two dozen that were officially created July 1 through the Renew My Church process, which seeks to establish vital parish communities. It will have worship sites with regular Masses at Mater Christi in North Riverside and St. Mary in Riverside.

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  • St. Paul VI Parish Unification Celebration, June 27, 2021

    (credits to Deacon Randy Belice)

    JUNE 27: Parishioners of the former St. Hugh, Mater Christi and St. Mary parishes gathered for a celebration of their unification of their parishes to form the New St. Paul VI Parish on Sunday, July 27, 2021. The Most Reverend John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Episcopal Vicar was the principal celebrant at the final Mass at St. Hugh. The faithful processed from the final Mass to Mater Christi for the formal dedication of the St. Hugh Faith Formation Center. The procession continued to St. Mary where the new parish offices at 40 E. Burlington in Riverside were blessed and dedicated as the Bishop Timothy J. Lyne Pastoral Center. The event concluded with a reception for all. Thank you, Bishop Manz for celebrating the Unification with us!

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