When I read the history of our parish, and especially the history of the current church, I am amazed at the pace at which things evolved, grew and adapted. The current church is the third church built for the parish community. The first was a small wood-frame church built on Pulaski Ave. (then calledCrawford) near Belmont. That was in 1888 and the “chapel” was built at the request of the Archbish-op to meet the needs of the eight Catholic families that had settled in surrounding farmland which was part of Jefferson Township. The cornerstone was laid for the second church in 1909 on the cor- ner of Addison and Kedvale Ave. (still part of the current school). The church was on the first floor, the parish hall in the basement and classrooms and residence for the sisters were on the second and third floors. Only eighteen years later, in 1927, plans were made for the current church.