The centennial story of St. Jerome’s Croatian Church in Chicago is captured in this documentary film.
Nestled in the shadows of Chicago’s tall skyscrapers and a matrix of highways lies the ethnic parish of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church. Like many unique ethnic parishes in the U.S., it has served as a refuge to preserve faith, family and ethnic identity. Embedded in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, the church has stood as a proud beacon ministering to mostly Croatian immigrants and their families since the early 1900’s. For Chicago, this parish is special in that it celebrates one of the city’s oldest festivals, “Feast of the Assumption”, held every August 15th on the same streets and on the same day since 1906. At its core - a continuous mission to remind its flock that for every journey - They Never Walked Alone.
This is the first time their centennial story has been told.
CHICAGOANS IN THE FILM:
Richard M. Daley, Former Mayor of Chicago
Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop Chicago
Nick Bilandic, brother of former Chicago Mayor Michael A. Bilandic (also a St. Jerome alum)
Various Chicago clergy, parishioners and Bridgeport natives
DOCUMENTARY FILM: They Never Walked Alone
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Featured on Chicago’s WTTW and at the Chicago History Museum.
Narrated by Goran Visnjic and CBS anchor Bill Kurtis
Produced by VeraLuca Media, 2012
Written & Directed by Maria Dugandzic-Pasic
Format: NTSC DVD
Running Time: 68 minutes
Dimensions: External: 135.00 x 190.00 x 14.00mm or 5 3/8" x 7.5" x 0.5"
Shipping Weight: 0.5 oz