• Rev Patrick J Skutch

  • Deacon David Grauer

  • Deacon Laurie Michaels

  • Columbarium

  • Blessed Mary

In Person Worship Suspended

Dear St. Mary's family,

In our ongoing evaluation of our plans at church, the Vestry and I have most recently considered the following:
• The concerning Covid metrics: locally, statewide, and nationally.

• Advisement from state and local health and civic leaders.

• Our Bishop's most recent directives.

• The necessary but strict restrictions on capacity in our buildings.

• The need to make feasible and safe plans for the Christmas holiday

An Advent Book Study and Discussion|Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, and 16, at 7:00 P.M. (Online)

Unto Us A Child is Born: Isaiah, Advent, and Our Jewish  Neighbors  by
Tyler D. Mayfield

“She shall name him Immanuel.”
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us.”

Quoted by the New Testament more than any other Old Testament book, the
book of the Prophet Isaiah has been called “The Fifth Gospel” due to its
importance to the Christian tradition. At no time is the challenge and
promise of Isaiah more prominent than in the scriptures and music of the
Advent season.

St. Mary’s Book Discussion Group | December 7 at 7 PM

We meet from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in The Marshall Dining Room on the first Monday of each month

The book for this month is  The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, by Charles Kelsey Moore (2013, 307 pgs.) -starting with the 60’s Civil Rights Movement, a tale of the friendship of 3 high school  pals who frequent the title diner

 The reading list for the year is below:           

Jan 4        When Life Gives you Pears, by Jeannie Gaffigan (2019, 305 pgs.)

Sunday Night Suppers

This year Sunday Night Suppers will be served curbside.

If you would like to serve or volunteer, please be in touch with Jackie Totsch, our SNS Volunteer coordinator.

Jackie Totsch, Volunteer Coordinator
jackietotsch@gmail.com, 847-322-5968

Click here for more information.

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

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?"