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Slovenian Catholic Center

DO YOU HAVE SKILLS TO SHARE?      The SCC needs you!

Do you have some time?     ...skills?     ...know someone that might?

The Slovenian Catholic Center and Slovenian Catholic Mission are in need of volunteers:
To help maintain our beautiful grounds during the Spring and Summer seasons. 

If you are able to assist with any of the above jobs, please contact:
Peter Pecharich for landscaping and machine maintenance…  -or-  Martina Hozjan Ruda at
You may also leave a message at the Center at 630-243-0670 or send an email to

A Message from the SCC President...

Dear Friends of the Slovenian Catholic Center,

We hope and pray that this letter finds everyone doing well and staying safe and healthy.

As everyone is aware, the Slovenian Catholic Center was closed from March 15th, 2020 through March 21st, 2021. It’s hard to believe that we went an entire year without each other’s company, our Sunday Fellowship luncheons and monthly dinners, cultural programs, concerts, picnics, tarok tournaments, bocce ball games and more. While we were deeply disappointed to have to cancel so many events, our first priority was, and still is, the continued health and safety of our community.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, one of the events we had to cancel was our 2020 annual picnic. Our annual picnic and raffle make up about 30% of our annual revenue. Fortunately, we did still hold our annual raffle, virtually, on August 9th, 2020. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE CENTER BY PARTICIPATING IN THE 2020 RAFFLE. The proceeds from the 2020 raffle, as well as our 2020 membership income, were the main sources of revenue we had for an entire year.

Mark your calendars! THE SCC ANNUAL PICNIC & RAFFLE is being planned for Sunday August 8th! This event will be our biggest fundraiser in over a year and will be a great opportunity for our Slovenian community to come together again and celebrate our Slovenian heritage. We, the Board, are also looking forward to seeing everyone.

Thanks to the past generosity of our members, we were very fortunate to be able to continue to cover building and maintenance expenses during the pandemic. We are hoping that you, our members and friends, will continue to support the Center by selling raffle tickets or purchasing them yourselves. We are also asking anyone that is able to make an additional monetary donation towards our 2021 picnic. The proceeds from the picnic and raffle will help us close that revenue gap that COVID left us with! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the SCC; all donations are greatly appreciated and are considered to be a contribution to a public charity corporation.

Thank you again to everyone that has continued to support the SCC and special thanks to our ticket sellers; let’s try to beat last year’s record of 801 tickets!

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Sunday luncheons and the Big Picnic. Stay tuned for other events as they are being planned with the reopening of the State, following CDC guidelines.


Executive Board Members:

Martina Hozjan Ruda, President

Anna Maria Sever, Vice-President
Bernadette Petrovic, Secretary
John Zerdin, Treasurer

Cyndy Barkowski, Recording Secretary


With the start of every New Year, our membership drive begins. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone that has supported the Center by being a member. Membership is our main source of income and helps maintain our facilities and support our activities. Please support the Center by becoming a member – fill out the form enclosed and return it to us with your payment. We also are looking for individuals to help with activities at the Center. If you’re interested in donating some time to the Slovenian Cultural Center please give us a call or come to our monthly meetings, every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.  Your donation of time is priceless to us!

Vaša pomoč v kulturnem centru je zelo cenjena!  Stem da plačate letno članarino in postanete aktiven član centra boste veliko pripomogli naši slovenski skupnosti.  V centru se zbiramo ob veselih in žalostnih trenutkih in si stisnemo roke, to je dom združenja, in prijatelstva.

Mass Registration is no longer needed!!

The Slovenian Catholic Mission and the Slovenian Center is now open with NO reservations! 
Both 11am Mass at the Slovenian Catholic Mission and the Luncheon that follows will no longer require reservations!  Please come and worship with us and stay for a delicious home-cooked meal and visit with your friends!
      Lunch prices will be:        $10 per adult, $5 for kids 8 – 13 years of age, kids 7 and under are free               
We are following the most current Archdiocese and CDC recommendations including capacity limits, social distancing, and mask-wearing requirements.  If you have been fully vaccinated, you are no longer required to wear a mask, but please respect others that may still be concerned and being careful.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!


$10,000 RAFFLE

Please join us…Sunday, August 8th, 2021

Plus 27 additional prizes in amounts of:

$1000, $500,  $100

raffle entry link below!

SCC Celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

Please stay tuned for details on our anniversary celebration!

         Renew your Membership TODAY!                             Read the current newsletter!

11:00 a.m. Mass at the Grotto (weather permitting)

12:00 p.m. Picnic “on the Hill”

1:00 p.m. Slomšek Slovenian School Project

4:00 p.m. $1 Dollar Raffle

5:00 p.m. $10,000 Grand Prize Raffle Drawing



Welcome The Slovenian Catholic Center's purpose is to promote, encourage and foster in the context of the American society, the ideals of the Slovenian heritage and Christian religious and ethical values, providing and operating adequate facilities in support of the religious purposes of the Commissariat of the Holy Cross (CHC) and the Slovenian Catholic Mission (SCM) to carry on exclusively religious, educational, and charitable activities.
Dobrodošli Namen slovenskega katoliškega centra je spodbujanje, pospeševanje in spodbujanje v okviru ameriške družbe, idealov slovensko dediščino in krščanskih verskih in etičnih vrednot, zagotavljanje ustrezne zmogljivosti in delujejo v podporo verske namene Commissariat of Holy Cross (CHC) in Slovenski katoliški misiji (SCM), ki opravljajo samo verske, izobraževalne in dobrodelne dejavnosti.