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About St. Mary's

St. Mary's Purpose is to pursue and recognize heaven on Earth through relationship with God and service to others and one another.

Welcome to our web site. We would be delighted to have you visit St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 

You do not need to be a member of the congregation to participate in any of our weekly acitivites or study groups on spirituality, social justice, education, health, and fellowship. If you are interested in exploring membership please contact Father Patrick Skutch at or 847-823-4126.

You are invited to worship and share communion with us on any Sunday, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. Click here for information about our Worship Services.  

We are committed to high quality and diverse music. Click here for information about our Music program.

If you have questions about Baptisms, Weddings or other sacraments click here or contact the parish office or phone: 847-823-4126.

We will be glad to speak or visit with you.

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Weather permitting, both Sunday worship services (8am and 10 am) will be held in the parish garden courtyard. We will provide chairs as well as encouraging those who wish to bring a blanket and sit on the grass. On the other summer Sundays, worship will be in the sanctuary as usual.

Our Father

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Rev. Canon Suzann Holding
Luke 11:1-13
Date Preached: 
July 24, 2016
Audio File: 

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Episcopal Essentials: Sunday, August 21 at 9am, Marshall Dining Room

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Are you new to the Episcopal Church or could you go for a refresher about some of the basics? Join Fr. Patrick and others from the St. Mary’s community as we explore the ins and outs of being a part of the Jesus movement in the Episcopal Church. Dip your toes in the water anytime as you’re interested or participate regularly over the course of a year to get the “whole story.”

August 21 How can I keep from singing: Episcopalians and Music

September 18 Opening the Bible

October 16 Sacramental People: Signs of God In Our Midst

November 20 Baptism and Eucharist: A Deeper Dive

December 18 Odds and Ends: Episcopal Q & A

Children and Youth Formation Discernment Meeting: Sunday, August 21

A message from Zach Dyrda: Please join us for a discernment meeting regarding Children and Youth Formation on Sunday August 21st at 11:15am. We will be meeting in the second/third grade classroom.   read more »


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St. Cyprians is collecting shoes to be sent to third world countries such as Haiti or Bolivia. For every bag of shoes turned in, Funds2Orgs will give $10 to the food pantry. The shoes can be for men, women or children and their condition does not matter. So if you have any shoes that you no longer can use or want, please donate them and help the food pantry raise money. This drive will end Aug. 29. A box will be in the narthex for your convenience.   read more »

SAVE THE DATE: Parish Picnic, Sunday, September 18

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4th Annual Parish Picnic! Sunday, September 18. 12 Noon to 6 pm. Park Ridge Community Center.   read more »

Park Ridge Mental Health Resource Guide

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A new brochure is now available to Park Ridge residents who need help finding mental health resources in the community.

Developed by the Healthier Park Ridge Coalition, the Park Ridge Mental Health Source Guide was officially launched May 23 outside the Park Ridge Public Library.

Click here for a copy of the brochure.   read more »

Children and Youth Formation Summer Schedule

Children’s Chapel will be held through Labor Day. There will be no family sing. We will meet in the 2nd and 3rd grade room starting at 10am sharp. If you would like to volunteer to assist one Sunday during children’s chapel please contact Zach Dyrda at

The children will also be participating in One Big Thing by bringing one non perishable food item every Sunday to hildren’s Chapel. The food will be added to the offering and blessing. This is just one of the ways our children are participating in our community.

The nursery will be open and operating with normal hours, 9:30 to 11:30 am, the entire summer. However, they are changing location. Nursery will be held in the 1st grade classroom.

The Youth Group we will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month during the summer. Kids becoming sixth graders in the fall are welcome to join. High School students are welcome to join us for the summer as well. Our goal is to have some teaching, some fun activities, outings, and service projects. The unified meeting is only for the summer.

A break down of the calendar is below.   read more »

Women’s Spirituality: 2016-2017 Reading List

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Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 PM in Grauer Lounge.

All women of the parish are invited to attend, whether or not they have read the book. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions?  Please contact Paula Risk at or 847-692-7944


TUESDAY, September 6, 2016——(NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!!)  

“ORDINARY GRACE”  by William Kent Krueger   read more »

Chapel Open for Prayer and Meditation Weekdays

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The Chapel is open for prayer and meditation during business hours. Look for the sign outside the chapel and come on in for a time of quiet and peace in the midst of your day.   read more »

One Big Thing Feeding Ministry: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !

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But let's not stop now. Remember, every meal counts!

Here's how you can record and share data:

You can contact Mike Zimney, our official OBT counter, at
You can email or call Christina Rompon in the parish office.



 If you donate money through a third party, such as at the checkout at Mariano's, simply send us a dollar amount. We will calculate the meals.

If you serve at a ministry such as Feed My Starving Children, Sunday Evening Dinners at St. Luke's, or Greater Chicago Food Depository, ask them to give you a meal count.
We will provide a box in the back of the church with forms where you can fill out feeding numbers.

Worship Service Bulletins

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Attached are digital versions of the Bulletins for upcoming Services. Those with a Tablet or Reader may wish to bring a downloaded copy to the Service instead of requiring a paper leaflet.   read more »

Vestry Meeting Agenda for June, 2016 | Parish Leadership and Governance Documents

Information regarding governance and various leadership reports can be found here.   read more »

Make a Donation or Pledge

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You may make a one-time, or recurring donation to St. Mary's here via a secure on-line connection.  If your donation is in memoriam or for another special purpose, please email that information to the Parish Adminstrator, after making your contribution.   read more »