"Come, Let Us Mold Bricks & Harden Them With Fire.”
Celebrate the Ceremonial Ground Breaking of the Upcoming Renovation of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church--Pentecost Sunday 11AM Mass
ENHANCING SERVICE & WORSHIP AT MSW
The Do Something Wonderful for God Capital Campaign continues. Planning for the renovation to the Church is progressing with the work beginning in June. Through your generosity, some maintenance projects in the school and the rectory that had been deferred were completed. THANK YOU for your continued support that is allowing the Parish to fulfill its goals as we finalize plans and begin work on our worship space. For those who have yet to pledge, we still need your help to fully fund the church renovation project and complete the remaining maintenance projects on our list. Please fill out and return your Letter of Intent to support The Do Something Wonderful for God Capital Campaign. Gifts at all levels are appreciated. To make a secure online contribution, please go to Give Central.org. Thank you!
The Do Something Wonderful For God Steering Committee
Read the latest updates and see the latest plans
New Mass Times Began Sunday, Feb. 17
5 PM Saturday, Sunday: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 7:00 PM
Childcare available at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses (up to age 4)
Children's Liturgy of the Word - 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses (ages 4-10)
Daily Mass 7:00 a.m. & 8:40 a.m. (Rosary follows)
Thank you for all you do for this parish by reaching out to others
in faith and love.
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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 growing 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. Not long ago, our parish school set “God’s love is all around us” as its theme for the year. One of the first things you’ll notice when walking into our 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 Solidarity Bridge, our Lenten almsgiving project that benefits medical missions in Bolivia.
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