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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

Sunday Night Suppers

St. Mary's joins with other members of The Park Ridge Ministerial Association and various local organizations to provide supper to hungry families every week from September through May. Currently these dinners are served at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The photo shows our team serving on a recent Sunday.

St. Mary's Book Discussion Group | Next Meeting March 4

The St. Mary's Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Monday of  the month from  7:00-8:30 PM in the Grauer Lounge. 

On March 4 we will be discussing  Dear Life, by Alice Munro, 336 pgs.
 This collection, set mainly in the author's Canadian homelandaround Lake Huron,
explores how extraordinary life can be, through chance encounters and simple twists of fate.

The book is available for pick up at the 2nd floor Readers' Services Desk at the Park Ridge Public Library.
 Note that the Prospect Ave. entrance has now reopened.

Women’s Retreat 2019 | March 8-9, 2019

Your Faith Journey: Insights Through Storytelling

Join us March 8-9 at Techny Towers as Susan Haarman, M.Div helps us explore our own faith journeys through the techniques of storytelling. Be prepared to reflect on your own path in new ways as we get to know each other through fellowship.

Cost:  Single room- $194 / Double room- $175

Make checks payable to St. Mary’s (with “Women’s Retreat” on the comment line). Please submit to Christina in the parish office.

Use the link here to register, or in person with Bonny Skutch or Nicole Mascheri by February 22nd!

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

bonnyskutch@yahoo.com        nicolemascheri@gmail.com

St. Patrick's Day Dinner | Friday, March 15 at 6:30 pm

Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner at St Mary's to celebrate St Patrick's Day.  BYOB…We will be entertained by the Irish duo, Banna. The festivities begin at 6:30 for dinner followed by the entertainment. The cost is $25 per person or $60 per family. Tickets are available from Alice or John Medenwald or Sonia Davidson or you can make reservations now at a-medenwald@neiu.edu. If you are interested in helping at the event please email Alice Medenwald at a-medenwald@neiu.edu.

                        

 

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: the Mascheri family. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !

Care Corp

St. Mary's Care Corp brings dinners made by members of the church to people who are overwhelmed or stressed by any form of crisis. Families and individuals in distress are comforted when their basics needs are attended.
If you know of any one in need please feel free to reach out to St. Mary's clergy or Sandra Kreger (Care Corps coordinator).
Sandra can be reached at kregerfam@hotmail.com or 847-698-7677.