Our Renovation is Complete!
Come Join in Eucharistic Celebration
in our new Worship Space
Daily Mass 7:00 & 8:40 a.m. Monday through Friday
Saturday 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass Sunday 8:00 9:30 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Beginning Sunday, Dec. 8 CLOW returns to the Annex & Babysitting returns to Room 102
Vatican Survey: Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization
Pope Francis has called for an Extraordinary Synod to address the topic, Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization that will take place in Rome in October of 2014. The Holy See has asked bishops to share information about the topic as widely as possible and to provide a way for those Catholics who wish to contribute their comments and input to do so.
The instructions and the survey can be found on the Chicago Archdiocesan website, www.archchicago.org/vatican-survey/. All responses received in the Archdiocese of Chicago will be sent to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC, who will pass on all collected response from dioceses throughout the country to the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. Responses must be returned to the Archdiocese of Chicago no later than December 16, 2013.
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.
and an Advent Reconciliation Service
on Monday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
See our full listing of Advent opportunities for prayer and preparation
for the Birth of our Savior,
including other Advent Reconciliation Services in the area
on Saturday, December 14.
For information regarding relief for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, click here
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 growing 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. Not long ago, our parish school set “God’s love is all around us” as its theme for the year. One of the first things you’ll notice when walking into our 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
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF
"THE DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL FOR GOD" CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
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 Central.org. 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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