A Path through Genesis

Come join us as Fr. Bob Cary, CSP takes us on a journey on the next 3 Wednesdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Petermann Parish Center discussing those questions you always wanted to ask about the Bible.

  • July 27 – Genesis 1-2: Did God really create the world in 7 days? What about evolution?
  •  August 3 – Genesis 3-4: Why did Adam and Eve get kicked out of paradise? Cain: “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
  • August 10 – Genesis 5-11: Noah and the Ark, the Tower of Babel and other curious events.

All are welcome! Bring your Bible. We will have some available if you do not have one.

Email Pastoral Associate Melissa Carnall with any questions at


Old St. Mary’s is hosting Theology on Tap, a speaker and discussion series for Young Adults in their 20’s and 30’s, married or single.  Please join us for the final session on Tuesday, July 26.  Refreshments at 7 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Speakers for the final session are

  • Dannis Matteson and Tom Cook on Jul 26 – “THIS IS CRAZY!’ Discipleship in your 20s and 30s”

Dannis Matteson and Tom Cook are a Catholic married couple in their 30s who recently helped start an intentional living community in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago that supports The Port Ministries. They both have Master’s degrees from Catholic Theological Union and have a combined 12 years of experience working in Lay Ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago. They both currently work at CTU: Dannis in the Catholic Common Ground Initiative, and Tom in the Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program.

Refreshments generously provided by our South Loop friends and Old St. Mary’s supporters Ameritalia, Flo & Santos, Kroll’s and WeatherMark


Old St. Mary’s is accepting registrations for Religious Education classes for 2016-2017.  The program is open to all children in kindergarten through eighth grade (or  older if they have not been confirmed). The general enrollment fee is $300 for one child and $150 for each additional child in the same family.  Sacrament Fees are $40 which covers both First Reconciliation and First  Communion. Sacrament fee for  children preparing for Confirmation is $80.

Enrollment forms are available in the Church (Commons area) or can be completed and submitted here on our website.  Just click the title FAMILY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION below to go to our Religious Education information and Registration page on our website. Payment can also be made through our website.

Family Religious Education