Community Assistance

We Did It! Greenlining Results

We are pleased to announce that in one month, the Greenlining Campaign raised $228,880 for Lawndale Christian Development Corporation’s (LCDC) Canaan Homes!  St. Mary's parishioners  contributed nearly $18,000 of that total.  More than 337 individuals, families, and organizations supported this campaign to surpass our goal.

ONE BIG THING 2019-2020: SUNDAY 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. 

The Sunday Night Supper Coordinating Team has decided that Sunday Night Suppers will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 Season. Under normal circumstances, SNS would have served meals through May 17, 2020 and resumed in September. We anxiously await the return of our guests to our dining room at Park Ridge Presbyterian Church on September 13, 2020 as we begin the 2020-2021 Season of Sunday Night Suppers. 

 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church are 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!

More information at sundaysupperspr.org/

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ST. MARY’S FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES

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 parishadmin@stmaryspr.org or call us at 847-823-4126.
This email list will be used exclusively to communicate regarding issues relevant to welcoming refugees.