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Forever Young Potowatomi Casino & Bingo Trip

posted Apr 12, 2018, 1:04 PM by Dianne Gavin

 Monday, May 7

Forever Young is heading north to the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee. For the price of $28.00 per person, you will receive $10.00 bonus (on your player’s card) and $10.00 for buffet or any restaurant.

The bus will depart from St. Mary Parish at 9:30 a.m.   We will leave the casino at 4:30 p.mWe will be back in Buffalo Grove at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Click on the below link for the reservation form or stop by the parish office to complete the form and drop off payment.  

Place check in the amount of $28.00 per person payable to St. Mary Parish, in the Forever Young box in parish office. Registration will close either on April 20th or when trip is full.


Paul Apostle of the Church

posted Apr 9, 2018, 8:29 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

We have reserved a private showing of this movie on Sunday, April 15th at 2PM at the Century 16 Deer Park Theater.

This is open to any one in the parish. The movie has been reviewed positively by those who have seen it and would be a great 
opportunity to build community and faith here at St. Mary as we continue our Easter celebration!

See the flyer attached for complete information. 

Easter Mass Schedule

posted Mar 23, 2018, 7:56 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 6:22 AM ]

Saturday, March 31 
    Easter Vigil 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 1
    7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am

(reminder - no 5:00 Mass on Easter Sunday)

Holy Week Schedule

posted Mar 23, 2018, 7:50 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 6:23 AM ]

Holy Thursday, March 29
8:30 AM Morning Prayers
7:00 PM Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday, March 30
8:30 AM Morning Prayers
3:00 PM Celebration of the Lord's Passion & Adoration of the Holy Cross
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 31
8:00 AM Morning Prayers
2:00 PM Blessing of the food baskets

Would you like to join Saint Mary Parish?

posted Mar 23, 2018, 7:41 AM by Dianne Gavin   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 7:51 AM ]

If you are Roman Catholic, you and your family are welcome to join our parish.  

Please call the parish office at 847-541-1450 and provide the following information:  

  • Family last name
  • Complete mailing address
  • Phone Number
  • Email address

For each family member provide the following:

  • First Name
  • Marital Status
  • Birth date
  • Gender
  • Religion



Lenten Reconciliation Services

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:58 AM by Dianne Gavin

Monday, March 19, 7:30 PM at Our Lady of the Wayside
Tuesday, March 20, 3:00 PM at Saint Edna
Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Saint Mary
Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 PM at Saint James
Thursday, March 22, 7:30 PM at Saint Collette

In addition to the above, Saint Mary will continue to offer private confessions 
each Saturday, except Holy Saturday, following the 8:00 AM Mass.  

Labyrinth Walk - a unique prayer experience

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:54 AM by Dianne Gavin

The labyrinth will be available in the Activity Center for all to experience and spend time with God on the following dates and times:

Thursday, March 15, 3:00 -9:00 PM
Friday, March 16, 3:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 18, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Please - no shoes and no bare feet.  Please wear socks. 

Annual Almsgiving Day

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:49 AM by Dianne Gavin

The annual Saint Mary Parish Almsgiving Day will be Saturday, March 3 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. 

Please join us for this annual day of service.  The day will offer various service opportunities here on our campus for all ages.
We will pack our St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, prepare dignity bags for the Our Lady of Lourdes Soup Kitchen, paint crosses
for Respect Life month, create note cards for the Prison Ministry, cut and sew pillow case dresses for Africa, and cut/tie fleece 
for baby blankets to be used at Condell Hospital.

All are welcome to share in the rewarding day.  Please join us to begin at 1:30 in the Activity Center.  We will conclude in time
for 4:30 Mass.  

In preparation for this day, we need donations of the following items which can be brought with you that day, or dropped off in 
the school or parish office during the week prior to the event.  


NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR THE PANTRY (please - nothing expired!)


Stations of the Cross

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:38 AM by Dianne Gavin

We will have Stations of the Cross each Friday evening in Lent at 7:00 pm in the Church. 
A simple meatless meal will follow these Friday Stations - no meal on Good Friday.

We will also have Stations of the Cross each Tuesday during Lent at 12:00 Noon in the Church.

Parish Lenten Mission - All are welcome

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:07 AM by Dianne Gavin

Lenten Mission, Road to Resurrection, led by Sam Kaufman who will lead us in spoken word and in music, walking with Jesus through the towns and events leading to his Passion and Resurrection. 

7 pm Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, February 25, 26, 27 in the church. 

10 am Monday and Tuesday, January 26, 27  in the church.   

The flyer is attached. 

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