Old St. Mary’s Liturgy of the Word for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade will be offered during the summer at the 8:30 AM Mass only.

The children are invited to gather at the foot of the altar after the Opening Prayer of the liturgy and are dismissed for the lesson, returning to the assembly after the Prayer of the Faithful.

The gospel of the day is presented to the children in age-appropriate language along with occasional activities based on the gospel message.  Volunteers from the parish who have been screened and trained by the Coordinator of Religious Education facilitate Liturgy of the Word for Children.


Our video series on the Reformation continues this week on Thursday, June 29. The session this week covers  The Reformation in the British Isles.

The session will be held twice: once at 9:15 am and then repeated at 7:00 pm.  The session consist in viewing a sixty-minute video followed by refreshments and discussion.  

All are welcome!

Old St. Mary’s is located at 1500 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop.  Ample free parking is available.  The numbers 1, 3 and 4 buses stop ½ block from the Church at 16th and Michigan Avenue.

Advance registration is not needed.  Phone 312-922-3444 if you need additional information. There is no fee.


Retired? Semi-retired? Open the Doors of Your Heart!

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps may be for You!
Join us for an information session to learn more and meet current IVC volunteers at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at Old St. Mary’s Parish Center.

Please RSVP to Jacqueline Fitzgerald at 312.961.6206 or

Members of this Jesuit service program volunteer in poor and marginalized communities 2 days per week (Sept-June), grow deeper in their Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition, and meet monthly with other IVC members and a spiritual reflector. IVC members serve as tutors, employment counselors, food pantry volunteers, companions to the elderly, and more! Detailed information is online at