The men of St. Mary's meet for breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from September thru May for fellowship and to plan activities that give back to the community-at-large. The group this past year has been volunteering in Chicago's Night Ministry Program where meals are prepared at St. Mary's and served to residents in the South Shore, Pilsen, and Lawndale neighborhoods in Chicago. The group also enjoyed Chicago Cubs, Northwestern football, bowling outings in 2016 with more social outings being planned for 2017.
Each Sunday, coffee hour hosts provide invaluable hospitality to the parish community. Setting up and serving coffee, juice, and treats, these volunteers create the first layer of connecting to the St. Mary’s community beyond Sunday worship. Individuals, families, and friends can sign up to host coffee hour together.