We are a fun-loving and celebratory community. Playing and praying together is an important part of our common life and how we celebrate our gratitude to God for bringing us together.
We serve many outside our walls through our outreach and partnership programs. We are aware we are a mostly white, suburban church, yet we value diversity and we hope to be more diverse in membership and to promote greater understanding and appreciation of people different from us. As disciples, we actively promote social justice.
Join us on Sunday, September 30, 2018 for our Ministry Fair.
Immediately following the 10 am Service in Beyer Auditorium.
The purpose of the fair is to provide an opportunity for our parishioners to learn about the many ministries available at our parish and in our community. The fair is also an opportunity to celebrate the good things happening in our parish and beyond.
Annual Parish Stewardship Renewal materials will be available at the Ministry Fair.
Join us at The Park Ridge Community Center Centennial Pavilion
For our 6th Annual Parish Picnic Potluck
Food, Fellowship, Games, Memories
Families with last names beginning with:
A-H Bring Dessert
I-O Bring Appetizers/Snacks
P-Z Bring Side Dishes
Please sign up ahead of time so we can plan
Questions or to Volunteer Contact Laura Cella email@example.com or 773-416-8251
The St. Mary's Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Monday of the month, except in September when we meet on the second Monday, from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Grauer Lounge.
The book for September 10 is My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor,
-a memoir from the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court
The reading list of books to be discussed is listed below.
As part of our "No Strangers at Home" campaign, the Vestry is pleased to introduce the attached Ministry Directory that will provide information on the fellowship activities and service opportunities that exist at our parish. If you always wondered who is in charge of a particular committee or ministry, or better yet how can I get involved, take a few moments to review the Directory and see what might be of interest. Our special thanks to Nicole Mascheri for all of her hard work in developing this wonderful resource for our parish.
The report for the 2017 Annual Meeting is attached.
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 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 8 O'clock Congregation. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !
Information regarding governance and various leadership reports 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:
St.Mary's Annual Reports are available for viewing here...
The explanation of the new Vestry Leadership Structure is attached...
Located in the Southwest Corner of the Grauer Lounge...
The first face you’re likely to see on Sunday morning is that of one of our Ushers. Ushers provide parishioners with bulletins, help people find available seats for Sunday worship, and, on behalf of the whole community, present our offerings of thanksgiving to the Lord at the altar. Dick Chandler coordinates this ministry.