Welcome to Saint Mary Parish

Located at the corner of Lake Street and Oak Avenue
In the Historic District of Evanston, Illinois
Established August 15, 1865
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Masks are optional, although highly recommended for all clergy, staff, volunteers and parishioners
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Renew My Church Decisions: A Vision for Our Future

For the past four months a team of representatives from each of the four Evanston churches and Sheil Catholic Center has been working with the archdiocese on the future of our parishes and Saturday, January 29, Bishop Bartosic, the bishop for our vicariate, made the formal announcement of the Cardinal’s decisions.
Read the Cardinal’s Decision
For St. Mary & St. Nicholas [Decree]
Read Statement from Evanston Pastors [Statement]
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