-1909: A small number of Catholic families in South Oak Park (now North Berwyn) request the ministrations of a Catholic priest. Father Procopius Neuzil, O.S.B., organizes St. Mary of Celle and becomes the first pastor.

-1910: Archbishop James Quigley, D.D., blesses a two story building built to serve as church and school. Brothers from St. Procopius abbey and parishoners do most of the construction work. The $11,000 building cost is born by the congregation with generous assistance from the abbey.


The old building just before its demolition in 1955

The location is on Euclid Ave., presently occupied by the convent.

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