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 & 11:00 AM Mass-Rm 107

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

01/25 Catholic Schools Week Mass 9:30AM-Open House 10AM-1PM

01/22 History of Salvation Bible Study-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

01/24 Market Day Pickup-7:30PM-Wisdom Hall

01/24 Individual Confessions-4:00PM-Church

01/25 Jesus, Faith and Food-4PM-Ministry Center-Chapel-Dining Room

01/25 Young Adult Ministered Mass-7PM-Church-Gathering Space-Annex

01/25 Sunday Supper - 6PM - St. Luke's Lutheran Church, PR

01/27 School of Religion-4:30PM-School-Church-Gathering Space-Wisdom Hall-Annex

01/27 Coping with Elderly Parents-7PM-Ministry Center-Living Room

01/27 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

01/28 Way Back Inn-6:30PM-Minstry Center-Dining Room

01/28 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Mininstry Center-Chapel

01/29 History of Salvation Bible Study-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

01/31 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest-9AM-Barry Gym

02/01 New Parishioner Welcome-12PM-Annex

02/01 Sunday Supper - 6PM - St. Luke's Lutheran Church, PR




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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

**Fr. Gunderson is on sabattical from January 5-July 5, 2015.  In his absence, our parishioners share their faith experiences in "Savor the Sabbath" articles.







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