• Rev Patrick J Skutch

  • Easter Morning

  • Parish Choir

  • Easter

  • Deacon David Grauer

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 weekly 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

Gun Violence in our Communities: A Critical Conversation |Sunday, April 28th, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

How do we talk about critical issues in our culture today and break down the toxic atmosphere of demonizing the ‘other’? How do we move forward together on divisive issues that are hard to fix? Join us in a critical conversation about gun violence in our communities. Learn about effective strategies created by United Power for Action and Justice that will reduce gun violence while respecting one another on all sides of the gun debate(s). We will put the Episcopal Church’s Civil Conversations strategies in practice during this conversation/presentation.
Where:   Main Sanctuary
Who:  Parishioners and our neighbors/friends who are concerned about gun violence.
Led by Bill Totsch and Jay Risk

24th ANNUAL CCA BENEFIT | May 6

Sign up now for the Annual CCA Benefit to be held on Monday, May 6, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Lagunitas Brewery, 2607 West 17th Street, Chicago.   Tickets are $35 per person or two tickets for $60, and includes food.  There will be bucket and cash raffles, and casual dress is suggested.  THIS IS A 21-AND OVER EVENT!! Last year, the event sold out 10 days before the event, and although the space is larger this year, we encourage you to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

St. Mary's Book Group | Next Meeting May 6

The St. Mary's Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Monday of  the month from  7:00-8:30 PM in the Grauer Lounge. 

On May 6 we will be discussing  Grateful, by Diana Butler Bass, 256 pgs.
                -addresses the impact gratitude has on our spiritual  lives 

The book is available for pick up at the 2nd floor Readers' Services Desk at the Park Ridge Public Library.
 Note that the Prospect Ave. entrance has now reopened.

Healing One-Healing the World: Bishop Anderson Spring Benefit |Sunday, May 19

 To purchase tickets  click here .         

On May 19 from 5 to 8 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, Bishop Anderson House will hold its spring benefit,  Healing One-Healing the World. The evening is a celebration of the Campaign for the Next 70 Years and includes cocktails, dinner and the presentation of the Marion Faldet Award to Dr. Toyin Falusi Adeyemi and Rev. David O. Kyllo. 

SPOTLIGHT ON......

As part of No Strangers at Home, we have installed a SPOTLIGHT board on the wall between the bell tower doors and the Grauer Lounge. We will be spotlighting different parishioners and outreach partners every few weeks so that we can all put names with faces. There will also be a little bio of each - the facts of which may or may not be the subject of a trivia game in the future! Be sure to stop and see our current SPOTLIGHT honorees: The Triduum. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !

Vestry Meeting Agenda for March, 2019 | 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?"