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  • Deacon David Grauer

About Saint 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 patrickskutch@stmaryspr.org or 847-823-4126.

About the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church is a gathering of all kinds of people who put their trust in Jesus of Nazareth as Lord and Savior, who believe that God loves all people, and who want to share God’s love, peace, and forgiveness with everyone we encounter. We want to follow Jesus and his teachings in our daily lives

Aid For Displaced Migrant Youth at Maryville

Dear St. Mary’s Friends,
A group of approximately 60 displaced migrant youth between the ages of 11 and 17 are being cared for by Catholic Charities at Maryville in Des Plaines. The average stay at Maryville is about a month and there is a frequent turnover, as new kids arrive and others leave. The staff at Maryville would appreciate donations for these youth since they arrive with only a few items of clothing in a plastic bag.

Christian Formation: New Year Begins September 9

  • All formation begins Sunday, September 9th at 9:30AM
  • Nursery will return to the down stairs location
  •  Atrium will be available for children 3-6 years old
  •  Second Graders to fifth graders will be in Classroom One
  • Our Youth Group will be having a party on Sunday, September 16th. Detail coming soon.

St. Mary's Book Discussion Group | Next Meeting September 10

The St. Mary's Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Monday of  the month, except in September when we meet on the second Monday, from  7:00-8:30 PM in the Grauer Lounge. 

The book for September 10 is  My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor,
                   -a memoir from the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court

The reading list of books to be discussed is listed below.

Summer Chapel

Children 6-10 years old are invitied to participate in our Summer Chapel. This will take place in Classroom 1 from 10am-10:30am throughout the summer.

The Nursery will be open at 9:30am for ages 5 and younger in Classroom 2.


As part of No Strangers at Home, we have installed a SPOTLIGHT board on the wall between the bell tower doors and the Grauer Lounge. We will be spotlighting different parishioners every few weeks so that we can all put names with faces. There will also be a little bio of each - the facts of which may or may not be the subject of a trivia game in the future! Be sure to stop and see our current SPOTLIGHT honorees: The 8 O'clock Congregation. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !