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Annual Report for Fiscal 2017

St. Mary's annual financial statement for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 is now available.

Please click the following link for the 2017 Financial Report.




Scroll down for information on To Teach Who Christ Is and the Annual Catholic Appeal.




GiveCentral - Online Giving
Give Central provides an easy, convenient way to financially support St. Mary via regular gifts made via your credit card or direct debits from your checking or savings account.  Enrolling in this service takes only a few minutes.  Please scroll down and click on the link below for instructions.  If you encounter any problems or have questions, please contact Deacon Howard Fischer, the Director of Parish Operations for assistance: hfischer@stmota.org or 847-223-0010.

Click the button below to make an online donation.

GiveCentral Help

How do I sign up to give on-line??  Click here for instructions: GiveCentral Signup Instructions


If you need to update your existing GiveCentral account (credit card info, expiration date, address, etc.),

please click here: GiveCentral Login




Annual Catholic Appeal


The Annual Catholic Appeal of the Archdiocese of Chicago provides critical funding for the ministries of the Archdiocese and St. Mary.  Annual Appeal donations received above our parish goal each year are returned to St. Mary to help fund the functioning of our parish and its ministries. Please click on the link below if you would like to make a donation to the Appeal.

Make a donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal - click here

Note: Please be sure to select "St. Mary of the Annunciation" from the parish names drop-down list

on the online Appeal donation page!




Stewardship is:

A way of life.

A biblical mandate for all Christians.

Putting God first in my life.

Thanking God for all His blessings by sharing

my time, talent, and treasure.

A return to God that comes from my first fruits, not my surplus.

Honoring my commitment to my parish even when I am absent.

Not what the Church needs from me,

but what in gratitude I need to do to make a return to God

TO TEACH WHO CHRIST IS


We are filled with great gratitude and optimism thanks to the very generous response of St. Mary parishioners to the

To Teach Who Christ Is campaign. We exceeded our $2.35 million goal for pledges and still receive new commitments.


Through 9/30/2017, $2,682,622 has been pledged by 512 families!

So far, $1,163,640 (43% of pledges) has been collected.


As new pledges continue to be made, we are making excellent progress in receiving pledge payments each month.

The most recent monthly progress report can be found by clicking here.




We are extremely grateful to all those who have been so generous. Your sacrifices will enable us to address our obligations from the past and move boldly into the future.  We cannot say thank you enough.


We also thank the dozens of parishioners who served on the campaign committee and worked so very hard for many weeks to make To Teach Who Christ Is a success.


If you have not yet made a pledge or wish to make a gift to the campaign, you may still do so.

You may pick up a pledge card from the Parish Office or pledge/donate online by clicking here.




Background Information on the Campaign

St. Mary of the Annunciation is participating in To Teach Who Christ Is, a capital campaign to benefit important ministries in the Archdiocese of Chicago and in parishes, including ours. 


As part of this campaign, the Archdiocese of Chicago is offering St. Mary an incredible opportunity to pay off the debt that remains from the construction of our beautiful church, meeting rooms and offices. A major component of our total $2.35 million campaign goal is $1.2 million for our capital debt. The Archdiocese will match our debt payment on an extraordinary 3-to-1 basis! Our donations plus the Archdiocesan match will completely eliminate our $4.8 million capital debt! Removing the burden of this debt is critical to the future vitality of our parish and will enable us to invest in new initiatives to advance our mission and services.


Please click here for the brochure that describes the campaign in detail.


Please click here for the set of weekly Bulletin updates on the campaign and its benefits at St. Mary. 


Click the following link for information on Frequently Asked Questions regarding the campaign.