On Sunday, December 14th at the 8:30 AM Mass, the Rev. Paul Huesing, CSP will be installed as the pastor of Old St. Mary’s Church. The Most Reverend Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will be the presider.

Below is Fr. Paul with Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, the new Archbishop of Chicago.



Old St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council has been working with Fr. Paul since his arrival to begin steps for the comprehensive strategic planning process that will occur next year during the Parish Transformation Process. On September 27th, Parish Council members and Old St. Mary’s staff participated in a day of reflection to identify areas on which we could set short and longer-term goals. Parish Council working groups have been moving ideas forward and are excited to announce initial conclusions and plans.

Please click on the link below to read about this theme (We our ONE Community), our priorities and our plans.

We Are One Community – Theme, Priority, Plans

Parish Pulse Meeting_October 16, 2014

Old St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council extends its sincerest appreciation to everyone who attended the inaugural Parish Pulse meeting on October 16th! Feedback on the meeting has been positive, with two common themes:

    • The Parish Pulse (an open-forum meeting) is a great opportunity and needed event for our community. Keep them on the calendar!
    • We are one Old St. Mary’s community!

Here is a link to the slideshow presentation at the meeting. Parish Pulse Presentation

                           Video of the Meeting below:

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