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Our Lady of Ransom Church

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<p>"We are a very welcoming community," says the Rev. Chris Gustafson, pastor of Our Lady of Ransom, one of three large Catholic churches in Niles. </p>
<p>The congregation consists of a geographic mix (Niles, Park Ridge and unincorporated Des Plaines), a socioeconomic mix (middle class, upper middle class and blue collar) and an ethnic mix (Polish, Irish, Italian, Anglo, Filipino and Indian).</p> <p>"Everyone comes together beautifully, and together we form a parish community," says the Rev. Gustafson.  </p> <p>The ethnic mix is reflected in the parish's celebration of such holidays as Simbang Gabi, a Filipino celebration, and Maria della Grotto, a regional Italian celebration.</p> <p>The parish began in 1960, and parishioners celebrated its 50-year anniversary in August 2010. The church, which opened its doors in 1962, was remodeled in 2006. A video about the parish appears on its website.</p>
8300 N Greenwood Ave, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 823-2550
  • Fax: 847-823-4291
  • Accessibility Details: Ramp
  • Hours: Masses: Sat, 8:15am, 5pm; Sun, 7:30am, 9am, 10:45am, 12:15pm; Mon - Fri, 6:30am - 8:15am; Holy Days, 6:30am, 8:15am and 7pm.
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