|St. Beatrice Church
4157 Atlantic Avenue, Schiller Park
Schiller Park is bordered by OHare Field, a forest preserve and
the villages of Rosemont and Franklin Park. In 1925 when this
parish was formed, OHare didnt exist.
But in this second church, built in 1957, worshippers accept an
occasional jet roar during a homily. Designed by architects Beli
and Beli, its deep sloping roof gives the impression of a tentperhaps
to image the tent of testimony that housed the Ark of the Covenant.
The most dramatic features in this modern edifice include its
30-foot high chancel crucifix with a stained glass representation
of the Resurrection above it. Christ as the Good Shepherd is depicted
in a stunning stained glass wall along with its Gospel verse of
Divine relationship and evangelization.
Worshippers here have bonded to maintain what is precious to them.
In this blue-collar parish, whenever a project needs to be done,
they smile, roll up their sleeves and do it.
Pastor: Father John J. Bresnahan
Masses: Saturdays 5 p.m./ Sundays 8, 9:30, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Phone: (847) 678-0138
Seating capacity: 800
Photo by Sandy Bertog