--1942: In February, Rev. Robert Mastny, O.S.B., is installed as the new pastor, a position he will hold for the next 37 years. A former football, basketball, and baseball coach at St. Procopius College in Lisle, he had been an associate at SMC since 1937.

--1942-1945: Moroder Co. of Milwaukee installs the hand-carved oak main altar, side altars, communion rail, pulpit, and sedilia.


The altar as it looked during WWII, dedicated to those who served in the war.


513 men of St. Mary of Celle would serve their country in the second world war--25 would lose their lives.


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