Community Assistance

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 meals are served at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The photo shows our team serving on a recent Sunday.


I just wanted to personally thank you for the blessing you bestowed upon our group with the Spring baskets donation. Kurt told me that you were instrumental in getting the cleaning items together for the baskets. My clients were elated and so shocked that someone actually thought of them. I have 25 clients who were formerly homeless and have moved into apartments. Most clients feel forgotten or misunderstood because of their homelessness. As a program, we are one of the smallest here at Catholic Charities, with a very meager budget.

Welcoming Refugees: Presentation at St. Mary's






On February 8 more than 70 people, both parishioners and visitors, attended a lively presentation about refugees and how to help  welcome them upon their arrival in the United States.

The discussion was led by Sue Horgan of Exodus World Service, a Christian advocacy group. Information about Exodus can be found here.

If you would like to be added to our Refugee Email list please let us know either via email or call us at 847-823-4126.
This email list will be used exclusively to communicate regarding issues relevant to welcoming refugees.