St Gerald Church

9349 Central Ave
Oak Lawn IL 60453
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<p>St. Gerald Church is the oldest Catholic church in Oak Lawn. The church was established in 1934, following the opening of the parish elementary school in 1929.&nbsp;The church maintains a tradition of being a caring parish, with a long history of parishioners meeting the needs of the community. St. Gerald's supports both local and global missions, and is a supplier of the Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ community food pantry.</p> <p>St. Gerald's offers adult classes for new Catholics and those who wish to deepen their Catholic faith. There is also a part-time youth minister. The church provides an affordable, all-day pre-school and after-school program for children of working parents.</p> <p>Religious education is offered to public school students of Catholic faith in grades one through eight. St. Gerald's Holy Name Society is currently raising money to build a new gymnasium for the parish elementary school. There is also a parish Women's Club and Teen Club.</p>