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Archdiocese of Chicago - Church Re-opening Update

June 4, 2020


St. Rene Goupil Parish is now open for small-scale baptisms and funerals. Our doors are also open for personal prayer time and possible Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Total number of people at any time is limited to 10. If you do attend, please sign in with the Greeter, bring your own personal mask, and make use of the hand sanitizer provided in the church narthex. Once inside the church walls, please maintain physical distancing of six-feet between persons not of your household.

Phase 2 of the re-opening of our parish doors will follow Phase I. This may be in one week or two weeks. Phase 2 consists of the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We will only be able to accommodate a certain percentage of people at Mass. Please stay tuned for more details as we get more clarity from archdiocesan leadership. 

Thank you for your patience during this very difficult time. And remember to pray daily no matter where you are.

Thank you,
Fr. Bob Regan

Embrace the Grace

June 6, 2020

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Pastor Announcement

Greetings to all parishioners of St. Symphorosa and St. Rene!

As we all work to traverse and maneuver through this difficult and strange time, we, Fr. Bob Regan and Fr. Idzi Stacherczak, wanted to share some wonderful news in regards to the unification of our parishes happening as of July 1, 2020.

This news comes a little later than expected due to all that is ailing our world at this time, but a new pastor has been announced in the last few weeks and will begin his Pastorate as of July 1st. Fr. Bob, the current pastor of St. Rene, was offered and has accepted the call to continue serving our faith community as its pastor.

As we move forward through this time, hoping we can see each other and pray together again within the walls of our churches, we excitedly await this unification for a stronger and more vibrant parish community. But, as with any joy in life, there can always be some sadness, and with that we also inform both parishes that Fr. Idzi will continue with his plans to retire as of June 30, 2020. To Fr. Idzi, we wish much rest and relaxation after his 45 years of service to our churches.

The Parish Offices of St. Symphorosa and St. Rene.

St. Symphorosa Catholic School

As St Rene and St Symphorosa move forward in the formation of a new parish, we invite all parishioners to consider enrolling your children in St. Symphorosa School. Visit the school website at




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