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

07/22 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

07/23 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge

07/25 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

07/26 Individual Reconciliation-6PM-Church

07/26 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

07/29 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

07/30 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge


Vacation Bible School Ministry

vbs 2017 logo Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28

9 a.m. - Noon Daily

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 Please use the link on the homepage of the parish website to pay your Participant Fee and to register as a Volunteer! 


Mission Statement

The mission of Vacation Bible School (VBS) is to carry God’s word to children through age-appropriate work, play, song, and dance; to give the children of the parish and surrounding neighborhoods an experience of community and faith; and to witness the faith growing in our youngest members.   Vacation Bible School is presented annually during the last, full-week of July, on parish grounds.  At MSW, we utilize a Catholic-specific version of the materials.

Vacation Bible School came to Mary, Seat of Wisdom in 2003 through the efforts of the parish Christian Family Movement (CFM) group and the support of many volunteers who return every year.  Over 125 children attend every year, and nearly 100 volunteers help in some way.  Teens through seniors all lend a hand in this fun and valuable ministry.

Goals and Objectives

VBS helps our children discover Jesus through crafts, themed-snacks, Bible adventures, games, music and new friends.  Each day, a "Bible Point" is presented using a "Bible Buddy" character and a "key verse" from the Bible.



•    Volunteer positions for VBS 2017 include: station leaders (including games leaders, crafts leaders, treats leaders, Preschool room leaders), decorators, and LOTS of crew leaders and assistants.

VBS Campers get to:

  • Play teamwork-building games
  • Experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures
  • Make and enjoy yummy treats with a message
  • Participate in memorable Bible-learning activities
  • Test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they'll get to take home
  • Collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God's love
  • Sing and Dance to caqtchy songs culminating in the Funshop Finale


We invite you to join us as a participant or volunteer, or to make a financial donation toward the support of this program.  We need volunteers (especially adults) for many activities. 

For further information please contact the Religious Education Office at 847-825-8763




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