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

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This Week At MSW

Palm Sunday-April 13th

Easter Sunday-April 20th

Child Care-9:30AM & 11AM Mass-Room 107

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


4/11 Living Stations-School Presentation-1PM-Church-Gathering Space


4/12 Angel Bootcamp-8AM-Barry Gym


4/12 Spring Spruce Up-All Day-Church Grounds


4/12 Individual Reconciliation-3:30PM-Church


4/13 Easter Flower Pick Up-East Lot (North End)-8AM

4/13 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Park Ridge

4/14 PPCM Commissions Meeting-7:15PM-Ministry Center-South Room-North Room-

4/14 Individual Reconciliation-6:30PM-Church

4/15 School of Religion-4:15PM-School-Church-Gathering Space-Wisdom Hall-Annex

4/15 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

4/16 Individual Reconciliation-6:30PM-Church

4/16 Centering Prayer-6:45-Ministry Center-Chapel

4/18 Living Stations of the Cross-7PM-Church

4/19 Angel Bootcamp-8AM-Barry Gym

4/20 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Park Ridge




Palm Sunday Masses  

5:00 pm Vigil (Sat.),  8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am
7:00 pm Young Adult Mass
Individual Confessions:  Saturday, April 12  3:30-4:45 pm,
Monday, April 14 & Wednesday, April 16:  6:30-7:30 pm


Holy Thursday, April 17
Morning Prayer 9:00 am
Simple Supper 6:00 pm Wisdom Hall - All are welcome
Mass of the Lord's Supper  7:30 pm followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight
Night Prayer 11:45 pm
Good Friday, April 18 - Day of Fast & Abstinjence
Morning Prayer 9:00 am
Liturgy of the Passion & Death of the Lord   3:00 pm
Living Stations of the Cross - 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday - April 19 - Optional Day of Fast & Abstinence

Morning Prayer 9:00 am

Blessing of Easter Food Baskets  1:30 pm
NO 5:00 pm Mass Today
Easter Vigil Mass - 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday - April 20
Masses at 8:00 am, 9:30 am (Church & Wisdom Hall),
11:00 am  (Church & Wisdom Hall)
NO 7:00 pm Mass Tonight
Were you unable to attend the Lenten Family Mission  with Fr. Jack Conley?    Watch it here!





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


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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 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. Fr_Gunderson_2cawI 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