• Welcome Back

  • Rev Patrick J Skutch, Rector

  • Rev David Grauer, Deacon

  • Rev Laurie Michaels, Deacon

  • A Full Chancel Once Again

Re-opening Safely | Update September 3, 2021

We will no longer require reservations for church.  Social distancing and capacity limits will no longer be enforced.  We are back to “Everyone is Welcome”.

You may enter and exit church through any door.

We will require mask wearing for everyone, including those who are vaccinated.  This includes entering and exiting church and when receiving communion.  Please note that all the clergy and staff are fully vaccinated.

Congregational Singing is still discouraged, per recommendations from the Diocese.

We will continue to stream the  service live on facebook every Sunday.

If you want to visit the church office our hours are  Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.  Masks are required.  No appointment is necessary.

We appreciate that there is a lot of change and uncertainty as some COVID restrictions are removed.  We are committed to opening up St Mary's for all of us in the safest way possible.  If you have questions, please contact Christina Rompon our parish administrator at 847-823-4126.

Nursery Now Open

We are excited to announce that the nursery will be open starting at 9:45 am until the end of the Sunday Service.

As a reminder, nursery is available for children 3 years and under.

All staff are fully vaccinated and will wear masks. We will clean and disinfect every time we meet.

We ask that you also wear a mask when picking up and dropping off our little friends to keep everyone safe.

CHILDRENS FORMATION AND ATRIUM

Children's Formation
We resume our regular children's formation this  fall. We will meet in the Grauer Lounge at 9:45 am for a gathering time. 9:45 am is when you should arrive to drop off the children. As a group, the teachers will then move to the classroom with the children. Finally, the children will return to their families before communion in the church.

Sunday Night Suppers

St. Mary's and the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church are again collaborating to host this ministry of the Park Ridge Ministerial Association.

In light of recent recurrences of Covid-19, the steering committee made the decision to continue curbside service until October 31; a possible return to indoor seating in the Presbyterian Church dining room will be considered in mid-October. As we did last season, St. Mary's will provide one volunteer every other week to organize curbside service of a boxed meal provided by that week's sponsor group.

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

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

 The reading list for the 2021-2022 year is below:      

 Oct   4     Grounded:  Finding God in the World (2015, 323 pgs.), by Diana Butler Bass
                   -the Christian historian describes today’s major transformation in how
                    people understand and experience God

Consecration Postponed: Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

In a video recorded July 27th in Chicago, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry announced that the ordination and consecration of Bishop-elect Paula Clark has been postponed from August 28 to a date to be determined in consultation with the bishop-elect and her doctors.

Click here to watch the video on you tube.

"We continue to have every expectation that Bishop-elect Clark will make a recovery enabling her to serve as the bishop of Chicago," he said. "But we are not there yet. Please hear me when I say, we are not there yet !"

About Saint Mary's

                                                 About St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s, Park Ridge is a warm, inclusive church community of faith which belongs to the larger Episcopal Church in the United States of America.   

We are a community which honors God with beautiful, joyful worship, whichwe call liturgy, and with service to others in God’s name. We place our faithand trust in the God who made and loves all people, and we seek to pattern our lives after the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, God’s Son, our Lord andSavior.

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?"