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 Sunday Mass-Room 107
Children's Liturgy of the Word-9:30AM & 11AM Sunday Mass-Annex

06/25 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

06/26 Fr. Wallace Farewell Reception-12PM-Wisdom Hall

06/26 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 Prospect Street-Park Ridge

06/27 AARP Safe Driving Course-9AM-Annex

06/28 Coping and Support of Aging Parents-7PM-Ministry Center-Living Room

06/28 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

06/29 AARP Safe Driving Course-9AM-Annex

06/29 Way Back In-4PM-Annex

06/29 Individual Reconciliation-6PM-Church

06/29 Way Back In-6:30PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

06/29 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel 

07/03 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 Prospect Street-Park Ridge




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Vacation Bible School

 July 25-29  9a-Noon


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 Farewell Blessing & Sending Forth of Father James Wallace
Sunday, June 26
11:00 a.m. Mass

Reception Following in Wisdom Hall

Fr. James will also celebrate the 9:30 Mass on June 26


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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.

Fr. Jerry Gunderson



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