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 Mass-Room 107

Children's Liturgy of the Word-9:30AM & 11AM Mass-Annex

05/30 Fr. Grek Bible Study 10:00AM-Rectory Back Room

05/30 Car Wash benefits St. Bonaventure-12PM-West Parking Lot

05/30 Indidvidual Confessions-4PM-Church

05/31 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 Prospect Street-Park Ridge

06/02 AA Meeting-8PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room

06/03 Way Back Inn-4:30PM-Annex  


06/03 Indidvidual Confessions-6PM-Church    


06/03 Way Back Inn-6:30PM-Ministry Center-Dining Room    


06/03 Centering Prayer-6:45PM-Ministry Center-Chapel

06/06 Fr. Grek Bible Study 10:00AM-Rectory Back Room


06/06 Individual Confessions-4PM-Church

06/07 Blood Drive-8AM-Wisdom Hall


06/07 Sunday Supper-6PM-St. Luke's Lutheran Church-205 Prospect Street-Park Ridge




All MSW School Alumni are invited to attend the 

 MSW All Class Reunion on Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Join us for 5:00 pm Mass followed by an evening to reminisce with 

old friends, family, teachers, nuns, and staff

Register Here.  Please help us Spread the Word!



 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 Fr_Gunderson_2cawgrowing 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. One of the first things you’ll notice when walking into our recently remodeled 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 SuCasa,a Catholic Worker House in Chicago, and our Lenten almsgiving project.

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

**Fr. Gunderson is on sabattical from January 5-July 5, 2015.  In his absence, our parishioners share their faith experiences in "Savor the Sabbath" articles.



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