• Eucharist

  • Celebrating 125 Years

  • Serving Sunday Supper

  • Rev Patrick J Skutch

  • Deacon David Grauer

Staying Connected

For the most current information and for Father Patrick's live stream videos please visit our Facebook page by clicking here. Father Patrick will offer Compline Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 PM and Morning Devotion Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 AM.  A streaming worship service will be provided Sunday at 10 AM, the Service Bulletin can be found here.

Message From Father Patrick

Dear St.Mary's family,
I write to share with you some painful but necessary news about our common life at St.Mary's.

The Bishop has called us to suspend public worship, events, and meetings at our churches beginning immediately and until further notice.

Frequent updates and video messages will be provided via Constant Contact messages and on our Facebook page, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Patrick

Holy Week and Easter Schedule of Services

All services livestreamed at www.facebook.com/stmaryspr unless otherwise indicated
Bulletins available at www.stmaryspr.org/nav/holy-week

Palm Sunday-April 5
10:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday-April 9
7:30 p.m.

Good Friday-April 10
7:30 p.m.

The Great Vigil of Easter-Saturday, April 11
7:30 p.m.

The Great Vigil begins with the lighting of candles, the opening prayers, and the first reading at 7:30 p.m. Vigil readings will be livestreamed periodically through the evening at appointed times. Times for readings are available on the Facebook page and in the service program.

Easter Morning (Sunrise)-The Great Vigil Continues-Sunday, April 12
6: 00 a.m.

Easter Morning (later)-Washington National Cathedral-live webcast
10:15 a.m. central (11:15 a.m. eastern)

https://cathedral.org/lent/

All services will be posted to www.stmaryspr.org for viewing later

 

Filing for Unemployment Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought the employment of many people to a grinding halt, forcing people to reach out for financial support by filing for unemployment benefits. If your employment has been affected, below is a link to get you started with the unemployment benefits application process. If you have trouble completing the online application, you can speak to someone in the IDES office by calling (800) 244-5631. The claims person will help you complete the application over the phone and explain the process.

Grocery Donations for Refugees

Exodus World Service is collecting grocery donations to help local families in need.  We've been discussing ways to serve our refugee families and keep everyone safe. One way that you can help is in your grocery shopping - grocery shopping and serving refugees are considered essential services. If you are local to Park Ridge and have any errands to run - please consider. 

HELP IF NEEDED

Mayor Maloney and the City of Park Ridge have organized a non-emergency help line for anyone in need. If you need anything or are able to volunteer to help, please reach out. Details below:

For all emergencies, call 911! For Park Ridge Care Team assistance call 847-461-9573.

You will be prompted to leave a message which will allow someone from the team to respond to your request as quickly as possible.

About Saint Mary's

Saint 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 Saint Mary's. 

Everyone is welcome to participate in our frequent 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

ONE BIG THING 2019-2020: SUNDAY SUPPERS

Sunday Night Suppers is a collaborative food ministry of Park Ridge churches and the Park Ridge Ministerial Association. On Sunday evenings from September to May, members of our community experiencing food insecurity are invited to share a meal together, no questions asked. 

Sunday, March 22 will be the last meal we share until it is safe for us to gather together again. The meal on March 22 will be served in a pre-packaged container that guests can pick up curb-side in front of the Lounge Doors of Park Ridge Presbyterian Church on Delphia Ave.

 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church are co-hosts of this vital ministry. As the 2019-2020 program year will be the first year of our joint partnership, the Vestry has chosen Sunday Night Suppers as our One Big Thing for 2019-2020. One Big Thing is about rallying ourselves and working as a team doing something that we enjoy, something that fits our strengths as a parish, and something that challenges us to dig deep together. And Sunday Night Suppers is just that: a prime opportunity to live into our gift and enjoyment of feeding our neighbors!

More information at sundaysupperspr.org/

SPOTLIGHT ON......

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 and outreach partners 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:   Sunday Night Supper.   And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !

Vestry Meeting Agenda for March, 2020 | Parish Leadership and Governance Documents

Information regarding governance and the most recent Parish Annual Report can be found here. 

St. Mary's Core Values:
Seek God.  Love one another.  Serve others.

St. Mary’s Provides:
Worship, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Formation, and Fellowship

Anchors For Decision Making:

  • Use and share our physical resources/space to do outreach service  
  • Engage the geographic community of Park Ridge and the surrounding region
  • Form vital spiritual practices to launch disciples into the world
  • Ask "What is God up to here?"