Fr. Ron Lewinski pastored the people of St. Mary of the Annunciation for nearly 18 years.

Fr Ron was a great teacher and spiritual advisor, known for his expertise in the RCIA and Liturgy. Since leaving St. Mary Fr. Ron has served the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is a beloved friend and mentor to many. Please enjoy these articles and memories offered in tribute.
Born: February, 15, 1946
Ordained a Priest: May 10, 1972
Born into Eternity: July 19, 2017

Funeral Mass for Fr. Ron was held at St. Mary on July 26, 2017. His Eminence Blase J. Cupich, Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago – Celebrant. Rev. Andrew Liaugminas – Homilist.
Homily by Rev. Andrew Liaugminas – “Fellow Travelers on the Road to Emmaus” 

Family and friends shared their stories of Fr. Ron at the wake service. Text from each reflection is offered below:
Wake Reflection by Dcn. Howard Fischer
Wake Reflection by Rev. Robert Fedek
Family Reflection by Paul Ciesielski

Fr. Ron dedicated much of his life to teaching and sharing his love for the Catholic Liturgy. In October 2014, he offered a presentation at St. Theresa in Palatine. 

In April, University St. Mary of the Lake honored the life’s work of Fr. Ron Lewinski as the 2017 As Those Who Serve Award recipient. Click on the link below to watch and read more about the event.
As Those Who Serve Award, April 2017

Friends & Family

St. Mary of the Annunciation Sesquicentennial Celebration

October 2013 – October 2014
In his final year as the pastor at St. Mary, Fr. Ron lead the parish in a Jubilee Year of Celebration to Give Thanks, to Renew our Spirit and to Go Forth in Mission

Dedication of Memorial to Fr. Ron Lewinski

June 23, 2018