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St. Mary's Parish is a Christ-centered family which welcomes all members to continue their spiritual growth and religious education and to use their individual talents to assume shared responsibility for service and fellowship to our community.

Welcome to the St. Mary's Parish website.  It is our hope that through these pages, all our visitors will be given a window into the life of a vibrant, active, inclusive and faith-filled community.  As the pastor of St. Mary's, I have the great joy of witnessing the many ways our faith community prays together and takes an active role in being an outward sign of Christ in the local community.  Regardless of whether you have been a member of St. Mary's for many years, you are new to our community, or you are just stopping in for a visit, please know that you are welcome here.  Take some time to explore the content of our website and learn more about St Mary's Parish.  We are always happy to see new faces, so if you would like to stop by and visit our parish, it would be a blessing for us to meet you.

~ Father Tuan Van Nguyen



Congratulations to our 8th graders, who made the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation this month!


Children's Mass for February has been cancelled.  The next Children's Choir rehearsal will be March 1st in the choir loft from 10:15 until 10:45 AM.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Chris Underhill Family Fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus are designating the February 23rd Sunday Pancake Breakfast to the Brooks Underhill education fund. All funds collected at the breakfast will be
donated to this very worthy cause. Bring family and neighbors everyone is invited.

Chris Underhill Celebration!

Guaranteed Rate Field

333 W 35th St Chicago, Illinois 60616
Thu, Jun 25, 7:10 PM

From $20

Chris Underhill was an avid White Sox fan. It’s something everyone knew about him and something that he enjoyed doing with his family. Sports played such a big role in his life as a fan, and a coach. It was one way he knew how to bring people together. With this being said; friends, family, and co workers please join us June 25th, 2020 for what would have been his 40th birthday, so we can celebrate him by doing one of the things that he loved the most, with the people that he loved the most. $5 of each purchase will also go to the family as we would love to support them in this time!


How it works:

Click on Buy Tickets.

Choose the section where you’d like to sit.

Complete our easy purchase process

Enjoy the game with your group!

After you complete our easy purchase process, share your personal link with friends, family and co-workers. Invite them to join you and enjoy the game with your group!

For questions or to purchase 20+ tickets, contact White Sox Representative:

Dominic DeAngelo

ddeangelo@chisox.com, 312-674-471.

CCW presents


Thursday, February 20th * 6:30 PM * St. Mary's Church

Fellowship and a general meeting will follow. Everyone is welcome!


reflections on the classic stories of Lent from the Gospel of John

SUNDAY 2/23/20:  OPEN MY EYES LORD - Woman at the Well (John 4)

MONDAY 2/24/20:  I ONCE WAS BLIND, BUT NOW I SEE - Man Born Blind (John 9)

TUESDAY 2/25/20:  HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION - Raising of Lazarus (John 11)

Hosted by Father Ed Shea

Franciscan Father Ed Shea is the third of eight children from St. Giles Parish in Oak Park.  A 1974 graduate of Fenwick High School and a 1978 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Father Shea joined the Franciscans in 1980 and was ordained a priest in 1987.  Father Ed has spent most of his priesthood in parish work, including four years as the priest-presider for the St. Giles Family Mass Community in Oak Park, IL and five years as the pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Joliet, IL. 

He was also pastor of St. Joseph Parish, a predominantly Hispanic community in Chicago's famous Back of the Yards neighborhood.   Father Ed has served on his Provinvial Council and as Director of Vocations and Formation for the Francisicans of the Sacred Heart Province.  Father Ed is currently stationed at St. Peter's Church in downtown Chicago, since 2011.  During the past several years, he has done a good deal of itinerant preaching in the Chicago area and beyond;  he has spent some time living and working in Teutopolis, IL and he even went on a pilgrimmage to Tanzania, Africa!  A Franciscan priest who loves to sing and tell stories, more than anything he thrives on celebrating the sacraments of the Church.  A true follower of St. Francis, Father Ed finds reasons to rejoice often in the goodness of God's presence in our world.


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All parishioners will receive a mailing from the Diocese of Joliet this month about the 2020 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal.  Our annual appeal is vitally important to not only the diocese, but also to our parish as well.  The CMAA supports 30 ministries that benefit every parish and allow us all to Be Kind and Merciful to the most vulnerable in our community. 

Our parish's goal for the 2020 CMAA is $40,200.00 and 70% of any amount we raise over our goal will be returned to us.  This is a great opportunity for our parish!  Please review the materials, and then prayerfully reflect on your gift to this year's annual appeal.

St. Mary's


Sunday, March 1st 2020

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  Please sign up to work this event.  It is strongly encouraged for those applying for the St. Mary's scholarship.  Various shifts available.  Please call the rectory to sign up.  All are welcome to come and lend a hand!


Calling All Bakers!

The Corn Beef and Cabbage Committee is seeking volunteers to provide baked goods for the Corn Beef Dinner on Sunday , March 1st. Any baked item from Irish Soda Bread to your favorite cake, pie or cookies would be appreciated. Bakery can be dropped off at the Parish Center on Saturday February 29th between 8:00am and 5:00pm or Sunday morning March 1st any time after 8:00am. Please email jeanchuck73@gmail.com if you can help.

Volunteers are also needed to cut and plate the desserts on Sunday March 1st.  Two or three people are needed in each time slot. Please contact Jeanne Rapp if you can help and for more info!


St. Mary's Quilters Raffle

Tickets on sale now for this year's quilt: 

St. Mary's Cranberry Chain

Please see one of the Quilters to purchase your tickets.  Tickets will also be available at Donut Sunday, Pancake Breakfast, and at the Corned Beef Dinner.  The quilt will be raffled off on Sunday, March 1st 2020 at the Annual Corned Beef Dinner.


CCW Garden Tea Party

Sunday, April 19th at 2PM in the Parish Center

Teas & Sweets

Tickets are $5 and are pre-sale ONLY

(Children under 5 free)

Deadline to buy tickets: April 7th


Contact for tickets:

Marie (815) 409 2629

June (815) 210 5321


Afternoon Entertainment:

St. Mary's Children's Choir

Keighera Fleming - violinist


*Due to Fr. Tuan being gone and his desire to be with our 2nd graders for their Sacrament of Reconciliation, we will be postponing the Sacrament until Fr. Tuan comes back.  We will keep you updated when planning the new date.

*The TOTUS TUUS program will be back at St. Mary's from July 25th until July 31st.  There are 2 programs:  Grades 1-6 will meet during the day Monday through Friday, and Grades 7-12 will meet in the evenings from Sunday until Thursday.  More information and registration details coming soon!


Totus Tuus is Latin for Totally Yours, named after St. John Paul II's papal motto.  It is a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program for grades 1-12.  Totus Tuus gathers together college students and seminarians from across the United States onto teaching teams of four, in order to train them and send them out on the road to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The teachers' youthfulness, energy, and ability to witness to the Faith, make them particularly effective with children and young adults.


Keep Us in Your Prayers   

Father Tuan

Rex Easton    

Jillian Munsell    

Dylan Pickett    

Sandra Severson

Jim Cox

Paul Thein Phu

Sarah Landers

Kimberly Gaydula

Nichole Reisberg

Brody Roberts

Judy Stafford

Bill Stafford

Pam Baumgartner   

Perez Family

Sarah Landers

Deidra Hogan

Cathy Hesselgesser

Anthony Blum

Father Lennon

Bishop Conlon

Mark Evans

Don Ruettiger

Eileen McKenzie

Taryn Shrader

Lucille Noel






WED:  (Communion Service Only) 8:30 AM

SAT:  5:00 PM

SUN:  7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

HOLY DAYS:  6:30, 8:30 AM &  7:00 PM



SAT: 4:00-4:45 PM


Rectory Hours:

MON-THURS: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FRI: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM



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