St. George parish was settled by French Canadians in the mid-19th century. The first stone structure was built in January of 1869, but was destroyed in an April tornado. In 1872, the parishioners rebuilt a second structure which was built of stone quarried from the Kankakee River bed. Those walls still stand today.
In 2022, St. George Church will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the church building built in 1872.
To honor and remember those parishioners who were determined to ensure there was a parish church for future generations and to recognize the future generations of families who will continue to ensure the faith of their children is just as strong as the early parishioners, our 150th Anniversary theme will be “Family and Faith”.
Beginning Saturday, November 27, 2021 (1st Sunday of Advent), the parish will kick off a year of celebration and events to gather families together and grow in their faith.