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



Usher Ministry

Mission Statement

Ushers help create a sense of community in liturgical celebrations by continuing the hospitality of greeters, who first welcome worshippers, and establishing order as they carry out their duties.

Goal and Objectives

This ministry creates a sense of fellowship where parishioners are reminded that Sunday worship is not an individual matter, but rather a call to join together in praising and giving thanks to God.


  • Establish a core team for each ministry to assist coordinators with recruitment, training, leadership succession, commission representation, and implementation of the ministry’s objectives.
  • Act as persons with grateful hearts, who follow the Biblical mandate, “Out of love, put yourself at the service of others”. 
  • Foster a friendly, hospitable environment by remaining alert to peoples’ needs.
  • As duties permit, participate actively and reverently with the congregation in all prayers, songs, and rituals.
  • Promote recruitment among all age groups.


  • Recruit, schedule, and train ushers to perform their tasks in a hospitable and orderly manner.
  • Assist late comers so as to avoid disturbing the rituals of Mass; take up collections; guide offertory and communion processions; respond to emergencies; prepare for the next liturgy; and distribute materials as people exit the church.
  • Recruit head ushers for each Mass and communicate with them on a timely basis to identify problems and work out solutions.

Contact Information

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