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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

St. Mary’s Dinner Group

It’s time to sign-up for dinner group!

This is not a gourmet dinner group, just good food with very nice people.  The Dinner Group is open to any adult in the parish, couples and singles. 

We meet in groups of about eight people at each other’s homes, a restaurant or host’s choice.  Each gathering is hosted by a member couple/person.  The dinner group meets approximately four times a year beginning in January.

Don’t be shy.  Come join dinner group.

Sign Up for the Christmas Basket Program

Please consider helping some families in need this Christmas by signing up for the Christmas Basket program.  It is sponsored by the Revive Center for Housing and Healing in Chicago.  Judy Donovan has a list of 12 singles and 23 families ranging in size from 2 to 8 people for you to purchase a Jewel Food gift card and a personal gift. 
Judy will be at coffee hour on Sundays:  October 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10 for you to sign up. 


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Patrick J. Skutch
Sunday Oct 20
Luke 18:1-8


The Vestry is responsible for defining the mission and strategic goals of the Parish. Please submit the name of any parishioner you think would make an excellent addition to our Vestry. Self-nominations are also allowed. Please send any names to Trish Morris at jtmorris@msn.com by November 3rd.

St. Mary’s Book Discussion Group | November 4 at 7 PM

We meet from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Grauer Lounge on the first Monday of each month

 Nov 4       The Cooked Seed, by Anchee Min, ( 2013, 361 pgs.)
                     -a survivor of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
                       recounts her new life  in America. First stop: Chicago!                       

Dec 2       Music for Wartime, by Rebecca Makkai, ( 2015, 228 pgs.)
                   -a short story collection from a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist