Youth Ministry

Renee Zachar, Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Catherine Zdziarski, Old St. Mary’s Youth Minister, are launching the “Getting Started in Youth Ministry” program.  Adult volunteers are needed to form a Leadership Team.  the program begins on Sunday, August 2 at 4 PM in Donovan Hall.  If you would like to join the Leadership Team for our Youth Ministry, please contact Catherine Zdziarski at

Registrations for Religious Education Classes

Old St. Mary’s is accepting registrations for Religious Education classes for 2015-2016.  The program is open to all children in kindergarten through eighth grade (older if they have not been confirmed).  Today is the last day to receive a discount on the early enrollment fee.  Normally it is $300 for 1 child, but today it is $250.00.  Sacrament fees are $40 which covers both Reconciliation and First Communion.  The sacrament fee for Confirmation is $80.

Click on this link to enroll and make your payment to receive the discount.



Old St. Mary’s concludes it’s Theology on Tap speaker and discussion series for Young Adults in their 20s and 30s, married and single on Tuesday, August 4.   Please join us for refreshments and conversation on the last of our Tuesday evenings.  The speaker is Sister Patricia Crowley, OSB.  The topic is “Women Religious in Our Church Today”.

Sister Patricia Crowley is a member and former prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, currently serves as president of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses.  She has had extensive experience working in education and in social services administration in agencies addressing homelessness in Chicago.   During the past 8 years, she has served on the board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious at a time when women religious in the United States were dealing with the apostolic visitation and the doctrinal assessment of LCWR.

Registration and refreshments @7PM — Presentation @7:30PM

Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave