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Social After 7 on August 18

Come to The OLC School on Sunday, August 18, at 8:00 p.m. for delicious pizza (graciously donated by our good neighbor John’s Pizzeria) and great conversation with your fellow parishioners. BYOB. It’s a fun, friendly way to wind down your weekend. Come by at 8 even if you don’t attend the 7:00 Mass. We’d love to see you!

Novena from August 18-26 to celebrate Our Lady

To celebrate Our Lady of Czestochowa’s feast day on August 26, our Prayer Group is hosting a novena (nine days of consecutive prayer).

Please join us in prayer on:

Sun, August 18 and 25, at noon in O’Keefe Commons, Grand and Van Vorst Streets, before 12:30 Mass

Mon-Fri, August 19-23 and 26, 1:00 p.m. in the Church Hall, after 12:30 Mass

Sat, August 24, 4:30 p.m. in O’Keefe Commons, Grand and Van Vorst Streets, before 5:00 p.m. Mass.

Come up to the parish picnic!

Our annual Parish Picnic will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, on the rooftop of 50 Columbus Drive. Join us for lots of food, live music, kids’ activities, a great 50-50 raffle, and more! You’re also welcome to bring food to share. Please sign up to RSVP and volunteer at It’ll be a blast! N.B.: Photos taken at the picnic will be shared on all OLC communications. Please email if you have any objections.

Mass has moved to St. Peter’s Prep until further notice.

While our Church ceiling is being repaired, Our Lady of Czestochowa will hold the 5:00 p.m. Saturday and the 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Sunday Masses at the O’Keefe Commons building at St. Peter’s Prep, located on the corner of Van Vorst and Grand Streets.   Please use the Van Vorst Street entrance.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. Polish Mass and weekday 12:30 p.m. Masses will be held in our Church Hall, which is to the left of the Church, through the gate and down the stairs. 

Thank you to St. Peter’s Prep for their generosity in hosting us. 

And please pray for a quick and complete resolution to this situation.

Join the OLC Soccer Team

Soccer players! We are looking to form an OLC soccer team to play in a friendly league against teams from other parishes. In the next few weeks, we will meet for some light scrimmage/training games near the St. Peter’s Prep field and, depending on numbers and interest, expand the games to include other parishes.  Have some fun on the field alongside fellow parishioners! Email Bobby Kovachev at for details, or sign up at by July 19.