• St. Matthias Will Host Christmas Eve Mass Sunday For First Time In 3 Years

    by Alex V Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / December 20, 2023

    The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to resume some worship services at the beloved Lincoln Square church after parishioners fought to reopen it.

    LINCOLN SQUARE — St. Matthias Catholic Church will host a Christmas Eve Mass for the first time in three years, welcome news for the parishioners who have fought to keep the beloved church open. 

    The 4 p.m. Sunday service at the church, 2310 W. Ainslie St., is one sign that the Archdiocese of Chicago may be reconsidering its position on closing the church, said parishioners from the nonprofit Save St. Matthias Church.

    The group has been fighting to keep the church open since November 2019. That’s when the Archdiocese of Chicago announced plans to close St. Matthias and consolidate its parish with Queen of Angels, 2330 W. Sunnyside Ave. in Ravenswood. Read more HERE





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