• Rev Patrick J Skutch

  • Easter Morning

  • Parish Choir

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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. 

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 NIGHT 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. 

Beginning in September 2019, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church will join together as 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!

Children and Youth Formation Summer Schedule

No formation classes will be held on Sunday, May 26th.
Beginning Sunday, June 2nd children 5-10 years old are invited to participate in Summer Chapel. This takes place in Classroom 1 from     10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer. 

The nursery will be open from ages 4 years and younger starting Sunday, May 26th. We will move into Classroom 2 on the main floor of the church to have the children be in a climate controlled atmosphere on Sunday, June 2nd. We are excited about our summer months and look forward to having fun.

Potluck Dessert and Christian Formation | May 29, 2019: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Beginning Wednesday, May 29, we’ll be hosting some wonderful opportunities for gathering, fellowship, and Christian formation. We will share a “Potluck Dessert” (just bring a treat or snack to share-coffee and water will be provided) and then we’ll have some time for learning around various topics related to our Christian faith.  No need to R.S.V.P. or do anything ahead of time-just show up if you are interested. For our first gathering in May, our Vestry will be bringing the dessert. Many thanks to our Vestry for helping to launch and support this time together.

We’ll kick things off at 7:00 p.m. on the 29th of May with a presentation and discussion on…

The Book of Revelation: What to Make of it, and How to Read it.

St. Mary's Book Group | Next Meeting June 3

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

June 3 :The Cat’s Table, by Michael Ondaatje, 269 pgs.
-an adult looks back on childhood memories that began with a  sea voyage 

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.

In Conversation: Christian Reflections on Immigration | Tuesday, June 11 at 7 PM

As part of our on-going efforts to foster civil conversations around topics of interest and complexity, we will be hosting an evening on the subject of immigration on Tuesday, June 11th, in Grauer Lounge. Utilizing a brief theological reading and perspective, our session will center on key Christian questions related to Immigration to frame our discussionThis will be a time for mutual learning and listening, and we will practice Christian tenantsof civil discourse in our time together. We encourage your participation..

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 Jewell-Weller Family. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !

Vestry Meeting Agenda for May, 2019 | 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?"