Oak Park’s Catholic landscape is altering, leaders say

Earlier this year, Rev. George Omwando, the pastor of St. Catherine-St. Lucy Parish, 38 N. Austin Blvd., was abruptly transferred to another parish in Chicago, leaving the 132-calendar year-outdated establishment without a entire-time priest. 

“The parish is incredibly upset that he still left,” claimed Tom Lynch, a longtime St. Catherine-St. Lucy parishioner and former chair of the church’s finance committee. 

“He was very a great deal a people today human being,” Lynch claimed of Omwando. “Wherever he went, he just unfold smiles and pleasantries. He did his occupation and he did it nicely. He had a perfectly-arranged parish.”