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St. Josaphat at Belden and Southport Ave. was the third Polish parish to be organized on the north side of Chicago. Its origin can be traced to St. Stanislaus Kostka. And, many of it founding members came from an area of Poland then under German Rule. Here in Chicago the parish plant was  located between the German area around St. Michael and the Polish area around St. Stanislaus Kostka and St. Mary of the Angels. The building was dedicated on May 22, 1884. St. Josaphat was founded within the boundaries of the territorial parish of St. Vincent de Paul at Webster and Sheffield Ave. The parish history, written in the late 1970s, reported that although it is a national parish and has no boundaries, its members live in the immediate neighborhood.
LOCAL SERVICE AREA (St. Vincent Boundary)
Fullerton Ave., Chicago River to Southport Ave.
Wrightwood Ave., Southport Ave. to Lincoln Ave.
North Ave., Chicago River to Halsted St.
Armitage Ave., Halsted St. to Lake Michigan
Lincoln Ave., Wrightwood Ave. to Webster Ave.
Webster Ave., Lincoln Ave. to Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, Webster Ave. to Armitage Ave.
Chicago River
  1. Rev. Francois Houtart, THE PARISHES OF CHICAGO, unpublished dissertation, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, 1953.
  2. Msgr. Egan Study, Report Appendix 4: The "Spheres of Influence" Concept for Evaluating National parish Effect on Territorial Parishes, June 1961.
  3. 980 Parish Histories, St. Josaphat, p. 506. See also: St. Bonaventure, p. 131-parish area to the north; St. Clement, p. 200-parish area to the northeast; St. Vincent de Paul, p. 968-parish area to the southeast; St. Hedwig, p. 333-national parish to the west; St. Mary of the Angels, p. 595-parish area to the west (and the now closed Annunciation, p. 1636 whose territory was assigned to St. Mary of the Angels).