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

06/24 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

06/25 Fr. Tim's Farwell Reception-11AM-Barry Gym

06/25 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge

06/27 Salt & Light Ministry-Mom's Prayer Group-7PM-Ministry Center-South Room-Chapel

06/27 Coping and Support with Aging Parents-7PM-Ministry Center-Living Room

06/27 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

06/28 Individual Reconciliation-6PM-Church

06/28 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

07/01 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

07/02 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge

07/04 July 4th Holiday-Parish Facilities Closed

07/05 Individual Reconciliation-6PM-Church

07/05 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

07/08 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

07/09 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge



Art & Environment Ministry

Mission StatementBanner-Church-Fall

The Art and Environment Ministry plans and coordinates the decoration of the worship space for all major feasts, seasons, and celebrations of the liturgical year to enhance the worship of our parishioners.

Goal and Objectives

This ministry strives to embellish the worship space with designs that complement the Church and enhance its architecture through the use of natural plants and flowers that add life to bricks and mortar and reflect the beauty of God’s creation. We work with materials that radiate color, illustrate skilled workmanship and original ideas, and suggest the sacred, the joyful, and the eternal.  Most important, our decorations help create a welcoming, holy place of worship.


The Art and Environment Ministry:

  • Creates, maintains, and replaces seasonal decorations, altar cloths, flowers, and plants as needed
  • Inventories and stores seasonal materials in the servers’ sacristy and in the storage area under the music room.
  • Records sources for plants, materials, fabrics, etc., so that future members of the ministry will have resource records.
  • Records expenses incurred to help determine future budgets.
  • Maintains photo records of our worship space in order to assist those who are planning weddings, funerals, and celebratory events.  This album is available in the rectory.
  • Keeps ministry members aware and informed of the importance of their role in parish worship through planned meetings at MSW as well as workshops offered by the Archdiocesan Office of Divine Worship.
  • Works with the liturgy coordinator and planning teams in order to coordinate the actions of the liturgies with the environment and the environment with liturgical activities and events.
  • Reviews scripture and studies various documents on art and environment in liturgical worship in order to prepare for feasts and seasons.

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To join this ministry, please contact the Rectory at (847) 825-3153 or Corrie Keefe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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