CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago family marked a momentous occasion on Sunday as a historic church on the South Side prepares to close its doors.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 4920 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., has been a Bronzeville institution for 120 years.

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More than 40 members of the Williams family have been baptized there over seven decades. On Sunday, the two youngest members of that family were baptized at Corpus Christi – the final baptisms to be held there before the church closes in a month.

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“We’ve had a number of, like I said, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings, and funerals – so we’ve had all of the sacraments here, and this has been a very special place for our family,” said Katie Williams.

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After the baptism, family members posed for photos in the sanctuary. Most of them will now worship at the newly-unified church at Our Lady of Africa.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff