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Saint Mary Church and Campus
Located at the corner of Lake Street and Oak Avenue In the Historic District of Evanston, Illinois
Established August 15, 1865
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Father Lokpo
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St. Nicholas Church & Campus

Installation Mass – Sunday, September 25

Bishop Mark Bartosic Installed
Father Jean Philippe Lokpo as Pastor
Bishop Mark Bartosic celebrated the Installation Mass for Father Jean Phillipe Lokpo, Sunday, September 25, at the 10:15 a.m. Mass at St. Nicholas Church, followed by a reception.

Who are the Comboni Missionaries?

Father Lokpo and Father Ortiz
are members of the Comboni Missionaries.


The Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic organization dedicated to ministering to the world’s poorest and most abandoned people, often working in unstable political climates, in the midst of extreme poverty. In the North American Province (NAP), we minister to minority communities in various dioceses, while also supporting our overseas missions. Learn more at www.ComboniMissionaries.org.




Renew My Church Decisions:

A Vision for Our Future

January 29, 2022, Bishop Bartosic, the bishop for our vicariate, made the formal announcement of the Cardinal’s decisions.
Read the Cardinal’s Decision
For St. Mary & St. Nicholas [Decree]
Read Statement from Evanston Pastors [Statement]
Our Next Steps
The Unification Phase
2022 – 2023
Renaming the new Parish
Aug 2022-Oct 2022

Growing Together in Faith

Parent Formation for Infant Baptism
Religious Education Program
Pope John XXIII Catholic School
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Saint Mary’s Black Catholics
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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