• Rev. Patrick J. Skutch

  • Deacon David Grauer

  • Confirmands

  • Newly Received

  • Bishop Jeffrey Lee

  • Confirmands

  • Newly Received

  • 8 O'Clockers

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. 

You do not need to be a member of the congregation to participate in any of 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


Sunday, March 25 | Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
One service only at 10 am  Incense Will Be Used

Wednesday, March 28 | Wednesday in Holy Week
9 am Eucharist in The Chapel

Thursday, March 29 | Maundy Thursday
7 pm Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar

Friday, March 30 | Good Friday
7 pm Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, March 31| The Great Easter Vigil
 7 pm  Incense Will Be Used

Sunday, April 1 | Easter Day
8 am and 10 am Festival Celebration of the Resurrection

Easter Memorials and Thank Offerings

Easter means the return of the silver vessels, the white vestments and FLOWERS! This year’s blossoms will be a colorful arrangement in memory of loved ones and in thanksgiving for God’s blessings. If you had an Easter Memorial or Thank Offering in the past, you received a letter. You can repeat your entry or edit it and return it in the envelope provided with your check. If you would like to request a new memorial or thank offering, complete the form in the narthex and send it to the Altar Guild with your check. The form and check can also be placed in the collection plate. The form is also attached below. Checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s Church and need to be received by Sunday, March 25, 2018 in order to be in the Easter bulletins.

Third Sundays are All Y’all Sundays | March 18

• 8am Rite I Eucharist happens as usual.
• No Regular Children’s Formation at 9:30
• All Ages Worship Together at 10am
• The children are invited to join us in the back of the church prior to the service and process into church with us. They may sit on the floor in front of the altar with our adult leader for the first part of the service. They depart with the adult leader after the Gospel reading for an age-appropriate exploration of the day's Scriptures and prayers, returning to worship in time for communion. Nursery is also available for small children on All Y'all Sundays.

St. Mary's Book Discussion Group | Monday, April 2 at 7 PM

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

The book to be discussed on March 5:  Elephant Company:  The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals who helped him save lives during WWII, by Vicki Croke
Limited copies of the book are available at the 2nd floor Readers' Services Desk at the Park Ridge Public Library.

Men's Breakfast Group | Saturday, April 7

The men of St. Mary's meet for breakfast in The Marshall Dining Room 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  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 enjoys attending Chicago Cubs and Northwestern football games, as well as bowling outings.


Once again, we are using the occasion of the Women’s Retreat to bless others through our generosity. In the fall we met 23 recently homeless folks, who now have their own apartments, and we’d like to help by providing them with the cleaning supplies and other sundry items they need to keep their new homes well cared for. Each woman attending the retreat is being asked to bring one empty laundry basket to church by Feb. 25th which we hope the parishioners of St. Mary’s will help fill. The baskets will be in one of the classrooms off the Beyer Auditorium.


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 Kreger Family. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !