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Farewell to St. Adrian parishioner Bill Nolan

Sad to report that longtime St. Adrian parishioner Bill

Nolan recently passed away at the age of 91. Bill was a World War II vet and an

electrician. It was approximately 1958 when Bill built a two-flat at 7354 S.

Whipple, where he and his wife, Helen, would raise their seven children.

Over the years Bill took care of electrical repairs at St.

Adrian and was the one responsible for installing the fans in the little

school. He was also very active in the Holy Name Society and most recently in

the St. Adrian Seniors. The funeral Mass was said by family friend and former

St. Adrian pastor, the Rev. Peter Paurazas.

A few weeks back we talked about the C.J. Vitner Company in

Chicago Lawn during the 1960s and ’70s.

Nancy B. asked if there wasn’t a connection between the

Vitners and long-time well-known Chicago Lawn resident Frances Loepker. Frances

started the neighborhood Welcome Wagon here in the 1950s, served as the

secretary of the Chicago Lawn Chamber of Commerce, and ran The Attic resale

shop for Holy Cross Hospital.

That is just a snapshot of her involvement in the community.

If you want to read more about Frances, pick up a copy of “Legendary Locals of

Chicago Lawn and West Lawn.” Nevertheless, I could find nothing about a

connection between the two families, but if you know of any, please call so we

can share the information.

The Sisters of St. Casimir are celebrating the 110thanniversary

of their founding this Saturday, Aug. 26, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. Mass in

the SSC Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road. The Liturgy honors the community’s

foundress, Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas. The Most Rev. Placido Rodriguez, CMF,

Bishop Emeritus of the diocese of Lubbock, Texas, will be the celebrant.

Everyone is invited for refreshments in the dining room after Mass.

August was Ministry Month at St. Rita Parish.To

culminate the event of guest speakers and outreach, a ministry fair complete with

giveaways and other surprises will be held this Sunday, Aug. 27, after each

Mass in the parish garden.The fair will coincide with the regular monthly

breakfast.

A special Mass in honor of St. Augustine, the spiritual

father of the Augustinians, will be held on Monday, Aug. 28, in the parish

garden at St. Rita of Cascia Church, 6243 S. Fairfield. After Mass there will

be a pot luck social. All are invited to bring a dish to share.

The Siluva Novenas will be held at Nativity BVM Church, 2700

W. Lithuanian Plaza, daily at 11 a.m. from Sept. 3-10.

The 90thanniversary of Nativity BVM Parish

will be celebrated in conjunction with the annual Siluva commemoration Mass on

Sunday, Sept. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. A banquet will follow in the parish hall

after the Mass and procession.For more information and to make a

reservation, call Audra at (773) 776-4600.

Looking forward to sharing

memories you may have of the restaurants which called the Chicago Lawn train

station home, or memories of the station itself.The grand old lady,

which was torn down earlier this month, should have a proper send-off!

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