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Saint Monica Catholic Parish
90 North Kennedy Drive (Route 25) Carpentersville Illinois 60110


Carpentersville water tower recent photo



Carpentersville, Dundee, Algonquin, Cary, Lake in the Hills,
Barrington, Meadowdale, Elgin, Sleepy Hollow...
They were all great places to grow up in the 60's and 70's.

My family and I attended Saint Monica Parish for over 10 years growing up.


C'ville water tower
recent photo

Saint Monica Parish Original Building Carpentersville Illinois
Saint Monica Parish original building.  This is where the
Catechism classes were taught in the 70's
Saint Monica Parish today, Carpentersville Illinois
Saint Monica Parish today

St. Monica's in the 1960's
St. Monica's in the 1960's

St. Monica Church Grounds May 1961
St. Monica Church Grounds May 1961 - Carpentersville History Photo


St. Monica Church Grounds, Bob Roth early 60's
Bob Roth, St. Monica Church in Background 1960
Gerry Roth, St. Monica Organist 1957 - 1973
Gerry Roth, St. Monica Organist 1957 - 1973

St. Monica First Communion 1967
  First Communion at St. Monica Church 1967


Father Adolph Weideman (1970-1974) with Father John Slampak, the associate priest at the time,
led the parish in coming to understand the changes and challenges of the renewal movement in the church.

Father Slampak was great, he wore different colored shirts, like Orange !!  And he played the guitar and taught
catechism which I attended on Wednesday nights during the school year.  I received my First Communion,
and Confirmation there during the 60's and 70's.

Catechism classes at Saint Monica hold some very fond memories for me.   I have a report card,
but don't know if I should post it or not.

More Saint Monica Photos below. Click on the image for a larger view.

 
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