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

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February 19

This Week at MSW

Catholic Schools Week - Sunday 1/31-Saturday 2/6
Child Care-9:30AM Sunday Mass-Room 107
Children's Liturgy of the Word-9:30AM & 11AM Sunday Mass-Annex

02/05 Eucharistic Adoration-9:30AM-Church 

02/06 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest-12PM-Barry Gym

02/06 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

02/07 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 Prospect Street-Park Ridge 

02/09 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

02/10 Ash Wednesday Mass-7am-8:40AM-7PM-Prayer Services-12:10PM-4PM-7PM

02/10 Individual Reconciliation-6PM-Church  

02/10 Way Back In-6:30PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room   

02/10 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel 

02/10 Theological Seminar-7PM-Annex

02/11 Bible Study-6:30PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

02/12 Eucharistic Adoration-9:30AM-Church

02/13 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

02/14 Teen Ministered Mass-11AM-Church

02/14 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 Prospect Street-Park Ridge




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Ash Wednesday 
February 10


7:00, 8:40 a.m.

7:00 p.m. 

Prayer Services

12:10  &  4:00 p.m. 

A Special Lenten Invitation

Complete Lenten Schedule

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.

 Fr. Jerry Gunderson



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