Our mission as the Faith Formation Commission is to promote learning and spiritual development for parishioners of all ages, at all points in their faith journey. This commission provides the support and unity of the faith formation ministries as they contribute to the great vision of the parish.
The Adult Formation Ministry promotes learning and spiritual development for adults of the parish to deepen appreciation for the Catholic faith and inspire greater participation.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place at Mass on Saturday at 5PM and on Sunday at 9:30AM. Our young children, ages 4 through 5th grade, are sent forward, after the opening prayer, to participate in the Liturgy of the Word.
Preparing to receive the sacraments is a unique and spiritually enriching time in a person’s life. Full of meaningful moments, the experience creates special opportunities for the entire family to affirm and celebrate their faith.
The Teaching Parish Program allows Seminarians from Mundelein Seminary the opportunity for real parish experience. Each year St. Mary is lucky enough to obtain between 2-4 seminarians for the school year. You will see these young men involved with many ministries and also at mass on the weekend.
Cursillo is a world-wide Lay Movement of the Roman Catholic Church which began in the 1940s. The word cursillo means “short course in Christian living.” Cursillo begins with a three-day weekend retreat during which a series of talks are given by both clergy and laity.
St. Mary provides a thorough catechesis in the Roman Catholic Tradition for all parish children so they might grow in their faith journey in communion with the Church and its life of prayer and mission.
Youth Ministry is for teenagers in grades 7-12. We have youth nights on the Second and Fourth Sundays of the month, unless otherwise noted. We meet to learn more about our Faith while helping each other grow in holiness. We also have many other events happening including; a lock-in, a mission trip, and a bowling night, just to name a few.
Thank you to all who help to make VBS a huge success each year! Click the image above to visit the VBS ministry page for the latest information.