Saint Mary Parish, established August 15, 1865, is located at the corner of Lake Street & Oak Avenue in Evanston, Illinois
1012 Lake Street, Evanston IL 60201 Phone: (847) 864-0333
Parish Center Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Evening Hours on Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Worship With Us

Daily Mass:
Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m.
Sunday Masses
Saturdays: 5:00 p.m.; Sundays: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.
Haitian Mass: 1st Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
Confession: Mondays-Saturdays, after the 8:00 a.m. mass; Saturday, 4-4:30 p.m.
In the Reconciliation Room near the main entrance
Eucharistic Adoration:
Sundays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. in the Church
Mondays-Fridays , Noon-1:30 p.m.
in the Parish Center Chapel
Funerals & Memorial Services

October is Respect Life Month

The Way Forward: An Evening of Prayer, Discussion & Reflection
Wednesday, October 2, in the Church at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Faith Awareness Committee will be hosting an evening focusing on “the way forward” based on the book, A Letter to a Suffering Church: Bishop Barron Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis. There are still a few copies available in the vestibules.

Contact: Karie Ferrell, Director of Faith Formation, for more info and to register.
(847) 864-0333 ext 203 or


Virtus Training (training to Protect God’s Children)
Saturday, October 5, in the Parish Center Living Room: 10:15 a.m.
This training is open to all adults who want to take an active part in creating a safe environment for our children, teens, and the vulnerable among us.
Contact: Karie Ferrell, Director of Faith Formation for registration information
Supply Drive for the Domestic Violence Outreach, Archdiocese of Chicago
Bring your donations to church any Sunday in October
[Collection Drive Flyer] Collection Bin will be in the East Vestibule
Blessing of Pets
Sunday, October 6, at 12:15 p.m. on the Parish Lawn
Please bring your pets on a leash or in a secure carrier. Deacon Ramon will be blessing pets after the last mass.
Young Adults Faith Group
Mondays, in the Parish Center Living Room: 7-8:30 p.m
Young Adults in their 20s & 30s meet weekly for Lectio Divina and faith sharing
Candlelight Rosary for Life
Monday, October 7, in the Parish Center Chapel
We begin in darkness and light one candle for each prayer until the room is illuminated by our prayers. Bring your rosary or borrow one while you’re here.
Tour Us Tuesday
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Pope John XXIII School of St. Mary & St. Nicholas
1120 Washington Street, Evanston IL 60202
Evanston Catholic Woman’s Club
Wednesday, October 9, at Noon in the Gathering Space of the Church
Guest speaker, Rev. Erica from the Church of Atonement
Lunch catered by Dengeo’s; for reservations call Barbara (847) 492-0698
Afternoon Tea
Saturday, October 12, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Father Bernard Kennedy, OFM, will speak – Our Theme: Let It Be
Spirit of Love Charismatic Prayer Group: Day of Fasting
Saturday, October 12, in the Parish Center Chapel
Anointing of the Sick
At all Sunday Masses, October 12 & 13
Teen Mass: Sunday, October 13, at the 9:30 Mass
All teens are invited to gather in the Lower Level of the Parish Center afterwards
An Evening of Taizé Prayer
Tuesday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Chapel
Catholic Social Teach & Racial Justice
Wednesday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center
Sunday, October 20, at 12:15 p.m. in the Parish Center
Respect Life Movie Night: Unplanned (2019-R)
Friday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center East Conference Room
Holy Fire: For Young People in 6th-9th Grade []
Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Credit Union 1 Arena
Contact: James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB or see him after mass on October 13
Trunk or Treat! 
Saturday, October 19, 3:00-5:30 p.m. in our Pope John XXIII School parking lot
Star of Bethlehem, Olive Wood Sales – Gifts from the Holy Land
After the Sunday Masses, October 19/20 in the Gathering Space
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, October 20, 8:30-11:00 a.m. in the Children’s Center Cafeteria
Sunday, October 20 at 1:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd.
Saturday Night Potluck Dinner and a Movie
After the 5:00 p.m. Mass on October 26 in the Gathering Space
Deacon Ramon & Julia Navarro will host the showing of the movie, For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012-R) starring Andy Garcia and Oscar Isaac

November Events

All Saints Day, A Holy Day of Obligation
Friday, November 1 – Masses at 8:00 a.m., Noon, and 7:00 p.m.
We Honor Our Veterans
Sunday, November 10, at 12:15 p.m. in Mary’s Garden
Share Food, Share Your Stories & Pictures
Contact: Deacon Ramon Navarro –

Contact us

To Register in the Parish
Complete the form, save it, return it
as an attachment to:
To Enroll & Make Your Donations Online [Click
Use our parish Code: IL372
To Manage Your Contributions
Leticia Montoya, Business Manager
(847) 864-0333 ext 201
To Baptize Your Child
Deacon Dennis Robak
(847) 864-0333 ext 209
To Schedule a Quinceanera
To Schedule a Wedding
Dianne Fox, Director of Music & Liturgy
(847) 864-0333 ext 210
To Plan a Funeral
Dianne Fox, Director of Music & Liturgy
(847) 864-0333 ext 210
To Register in our Parish School
Dr. Molly Cinnamon, Principal
Pope John XXIII School
(847) 475-5678
To Register for Religious Education
Karie Ferrell, Director of Faith Formation
(847) 864-0333 ext 203
To Request Anointing
(847) 864-0333
To Request a Communion Call
Ministers of Care bring Communion to parishioners who are home-bound or in the hospital. Contact Jon Benson
To Submit News for the Bulletin
 Sept 27, deadline for the Oct 6 issue
 Oct 4, deadline for the Oct 13 issue
 Oct 11, deadline for the Oct 20 issue
 Oct 18, deadline for the Oct 27 issue