• Rev Patrick J Skutch

  • Deacon David Grauer

  • Deacon Laurie Michaels

  • Columbarium

  • Blessed Mary

Worship at St. Mary’s-Late Fall and Early Winter 2020

The weather is turning, and we have concluded Outdoor worship. There will be no outdoor worship on Sunday, October 25th. 

Beginning on November 1, in-person worship will take place indoors in the church at 10:15 A.M.

Socially distanced seating is limited at all services, and reservations must be made in advance. For questions, or to make a reservation, please contact Christina Rompon at parishadmin@stmaryspr.org.

To watch the service online every Sunday at 10:15 A.M.,
click on this link: www.facebook.com/stmaryspr
The Sunday Bulletin is available by clicking here.
You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch our online service.

You may also watch the online service later at www.stmaryspr.org .

Enlarging our Perspective: Learning to See

Join Deacon Laurie in this three-week adult forum that explores the spiritual practice of Visia Divina: meeting God through Art. Each week we’ll encounter a passage of Scripture and a corresponding piece of sacred art.  As we explore works by Rembrandt, Bruegel the Elder and Jean Francois Millet, and read the corresponding Scripture in which they are rooted, we will discover a new way of encountering the Word and learn a new way of seeing art as an aid to contemplative prayer.
This forum will take place on the Zoom platform on 10/26. 11/2 and 11/9 from 7:00-8:30 PM.

If you would like to participate, please email Deacon Laurie at travelaurie@hotmail.com to receive additional materials and a zoom invite.

Children's Formation: Change Is Coming

With Fall approaching and the school year starting, we enter our season of change. At St. Mary's we have been seeking to be faithful in keeping people safe, while still gathering together to worship. We are exploring in-person meetings. Going forward this September we are going to be offering in-person experiences for our children. Below you will find our very first gathering experiences. Some will take place at the church with families and others will take place at a near by park. All will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Reservations will also be required.

St. Mary’s Book Discussion Group | November 2 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 Great Believers , by Rebecca Makkai (2018, 421 pgs.)

                     -a novel of friendship and redemption surrounding thhe Great Believerse AIDS crisis

                      A 2019 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction  

 The reading list for the year is below:     

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?"