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
Saint Monica Parish original building. This is where the
Catechism classes were taught in the 70's
Saint Monica Parish today
St. Monica's in the 1960's
St. Monica Church Grounds May 1961 - Carpentersville History Photo
Bob Roth, St. Monica Church in Background 1960
Gerry Roth, St. Monica Organist 1957 - 1973
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.