Mary, Seat of Wisdom
920 W. Granville, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068, 847-825-3153

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This Week at MSW

Child Care-9:30AM Mass-Room 107

Children's Liturgy of the Word-9:30AM & 11AM Mass-Annex 

10/18 Market Day Pickup-7AM-Wisdom Hall

10/18 Virtus Training-9AM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

10/19 Sunday Supper - 6PM - St. Luke's Lutheran Church, PR

10/21 Parish Transformation Workshop-6:30PM-Wisdom Hall

10/21 School of Religion-4:30PM-School-Church-Gathering Space-Wisdom Hall-Annex

10/21 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

10/22 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

10/23 Virtus Training-6:30PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

10/23 History of Salvation-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

10/25 Individual Confessions-4PM-Church

10/25 MSW Class of 1978 Reunion-5PM-Barry Gym

10/26 Family Faith Weaving-10:45AM-Ministry Center-South Room

10/26 Eucharistic Adoration-2PM-Church

10/26 Jesus, Faith and Food-5PM-Ministry Center-Chapel-Dining Room

10/26 Sunday Supper - 6PM - St. Luke's Lutheran Church, PR







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Parish Transformation Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 21  7:00-8:30 p.m. in Wisdom Hall

All are encouraged to attend

View our Parish Overview  and Survey Results


Parish Transformation Workshop

Saturday, October 25    9:30 a.m.   Kalas Center Brian Barry Gym


Welcome to Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish


Formally established in 1955, our parish owes its earliest beginnings to Saint Frances Cabrini, who helped foster the Fr_Gunderson_2cawgrowing Catholic community in this area in the early days of the 20th Century when Park Ridge was mostly farmland.  Today, we are a thriving community of over 2000 households, inspired in worship and service by the Second Vatican Council. One of the first things you’ll notice when walking into our recently remodeled church are the words of Scripture from our stained glass windows, designed by a founding member.  The quotations on the windows remind us that God’s word is alive in us.  Through worship, service, and shared faith we show forth the love of Christ entrusted to us.

As we leave church, we read, “I am the Vine, you are the branches,” moving us to bring this love out into the community by living the Gospel through ministries like Operation Friendship, which aids Epiphany Parish, our sharing parish; Julia Center, a local Catholic outreach center; and SuCasa,a Catholic Worker House in Chicago, and our Lenten almsgiving project.

From the Scripture on our windows to the many opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, justice, healing and reconciliation, our parish strives to be intentional in living the life of faith. I invite you to explore this website to discover the community of Mary, Seat of Wisdom.  Here you will find information on parish life, celebrating the sacraments, learning how to participate in one or more of our 70 ministries and activities, as well as contact information for parish staff and the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Join with us as we accept the challenge of Gospel living.

During the fall, our parish will undertake a 12 week initiative called the "Parish Transformation Process."  A renewed focus on the mission of the parish and a plan to engage wider parish participation is the hoped for outcome.  I invite you to be part of the process. 

Fr. Jerry Gunderson







Thank you for your support of The Do Something Wonderful for God Capital Campaign.  As we return to worship in our newly renovated Church, we will experience new life and energy in our worship enchanced by the physical improvements to our worship space.  In addition, the campaign provided funds for some long-deferred maintenance projects in both the school and rectory.  Due to some increased costs in our renovation efforts, additional funds are sought for the capital campaign to finalize improvements to our worship space. It is still possible to pledge your support by filling out and returning your Letter of Intent to support The Do Something Wonderful for God Capital Campaign. Gifts at all levels are appreciated. If you prefer, secure online contributions may be made at  Give Thank you!


The Do Something Wonderful For God Steering Committee




Thank you for all you do for this parish by reaching out to others in faith and love.  


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Mary, Seat of Wisdom
920 W. Granville
Park Ridge, IL 60068