Dating from 1839, the church was the second "Irish" Catholic Church in Lemont proper (the oldest being St. James in Sag) and the first in downtown Lemont.
The first St. Patrick's church was a log cabin mission station at the intersection of State and Main Streets 
In August 1862, services moved to a wooden church built on Stephen Street near where the Central School is located. Construction of the current church, made of Lemont limestone, was started in 1895. It is at the intersection of Illinois and State Streets.
Historical data from the Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum
Symbols from St. Patrick Church Stained Glass Windows.  Click on a symbol to enlarge the image.
A beautiful, marble statue of the Virgin Mary stands adjacent to the church. Symbolically, Mary, Mother of the Church watches over the main entrance of St. Patrick's Church
The Village of Lemont's motto is "Village of Faith" and its church spires reflect the many ethnic groups who came here to quarry stone, dig the Sanitary and Ship Canal and work in other industries.
Village of Faith
175th Anniversary Celebration
Cardinal and Altar ServersOur Men's Club with Cardinal Francis George and former pastor, Rev. Mike Cronin.Cupich concecrates the host at Mass on November 14th 2015.Our Youth and Adult Choirs pose with guest musicians and Archbishop Blase Cupich.Archbishop Blase Cupich visits with our Pastor's mother, Ann Boras before Mass on November 14th 2015.The Knights of Columbus lead our processional into the church for Mass with the Archbishop of Chicago.Our school and RE students read the general intercession prayers during Mass.The Book of the Gospels is incensed as the Gospel Acclamation/Alleluia is sung for Mass with the Archbishop. Concelebrating are Fr. Kurt Boras, Fr. Richard Shannon, Fr. Tom Hoffman.  The Mass is deaconed by Deacon Larry Oskielunas and Senior Deacon Joe Winblad.Archbishop Cupich stands before the gifts.  In front of the Altar stands the Papal Blessing from Pope Francis from Rome, and the 175th Anniversary Daguerreotype Photograph.  Archbishop Cupich mingles in the Parish Hall at a reception held after Mass on 11/14/15.Archbishop Cupich mingles at a reception following Mass.  Archbishop Cupich poses with a parish family.Archbishop Cupich shares a story with our Pastor, Fr. Kurt Boras.Archbishop Cupich thanks Betty Slad for planning a lovely lite reception.  Thank you for your visit, Archbishop.A little bit O the Irish fun at our annual St. Patrick's Day Party 2015.The kids love the Annual St. Patrick's Day Party presented by our wonderful Men's Club.The Mount Assisi School Sisters enjoy some corned beef and cabbage at our annual St. Patrick's Party.Enjoying the 2015 St. Patrick's Party in traditional style.  Everyone is looking to win a basket at the annual St. Patrick's Day Party.Four grand Irish ladies at our Irish Open 2015 at beautiful Cog Hill Golf Club.50/50's for everyone at our Irish Open Golf outing at Cog Hill.A winning combination of generations play together in the Irish Open 4 Man scramble.Getting together with friends at our 2015 Irish Open.Always fun to win a Blackhawks jersey at the Irish Open, 2015.Parishioner Corey Krengiel celebrates his Mass of Thanksgiving, his first Mass as a Roman Catholic Priest in his home parish, St. Patrick's, on May 25th 2014.  Archbishop Cupich comments to our congregation about our 2015 Century Club ornament.  Keeping it real.
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Our former pastor, Fr. Peter Dunn (1975-1990), with Gene Zolecki as his project supervisor, were researching the parish history in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the parish, when they came across a hand-written accounting by Father John Francis Plunkett. It read: “the expenditures for the churches at Juliet and Corkstown commenced April 25, 1839.” Fr. Dunne took this date to be the beginning of St. Patrick in Lemont. Therefore, April 25, 2014, we are 175 years old. Happy anniversary to St. Patrick Parishioners!

Below are photos taken from visits to our Parish from the Late Cardinal Francis George and from Archbishop Blase Cupich on November 14th 2015, as well as some photos taken at other parish activities.
1839 - 2014
Statues of St. Patrick Church
175th Anniversary History Pages