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

04/20 Scripture Meditation-6:30PM-Ministry Center-Chapel-North Room

04/22 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

04/23 Family Faith Weaving-10:45-Wisdom Hall

04/23 Young Adult Ministered Mass / Blessing of Expectant Parents-11AM-Church

04/23 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge

04/25 Salt & Light Ministry-Mom's Prayer Group-7PM-Ministry Center-South Room-Chapel

04/25 Coping and Support with Aging Parents-7PM-Ministry Center-Living Room

04/25 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

04/26 Baby-Toddler Play Group-9:30AM-Ministry Center-Playroom

04/26 Individual Reconciliation-6PM-Church

04/26 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

04/29 Individual Reconciliation-4PM-Church

04/30 Park Ridge Day of Service-9AM to 5PM-Barry Gym-Wisdom Hall

04/30 Teen Ministered Senior Appreciation Mass-11AM-Church

04/30 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge

05/02 Salt & Light Ministry-Mom's Prayer Group-7PM-Ministry Center-South Room-Chapel

05/02 From Conflict to Communion-7PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 N Prospect-Park Ridge

05/0AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room


Bereavement Ministry

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bereavement Ministry is to be a supportive presence to the families of the deceased by providing them emotional and spiritual support through the rituals of the Catholic Church.

Goals and Objectives

Our ministry leads bereaved families toward the Catholic liturgial tradition which offers reverence for death, and peace, grace, and hopefulness for those who remain.  This ministry seeks to:

  • Guide the grieving so that memories of the loved ones are united to the Resurrection and to our life on earth.
  • Interact with clergy to provide liturgies and opportunities for worship for families of the deceased.


The Bereavement Ministry:

  • Contacts families of the deceased prior to the burial and assists as needed in preparation of the funeral liturgy, wake services, etc.
  • Plans special liturgy on All Souls' Day in rememberance of all parishioners who died the past year.  Families are invited to participate in the service.
  • Offers support for parishioners who have lost a loved one.
  • Sponsors "Handling the Holidays," a support group where parishioners meet to discuss ways of coping with loss during the holiday season.

Contact Information

Contact the rectory at 847-825-3153 for additional information.




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