Parish Picnic_colorSave the Date for Old St. Mary’s Annual Parish Picnic.

Sunday, August 31st following the 11 am Mass

Volunteers are needed that weekend to help before and during the event.  Please contact Crista Brawley,, if you are interested in helping out.  (All volunteer hours count toward this school year’s volunteer hour family commitment.)

If anyone is interested in sponsoring and entertainer for the event, please contact Crista as well.

We hope to see you there

    Old St. Mary’s Parish Council


jpg_chorusOld St. Mary’s choir will begin rehearsing for the upcoming season on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7 pm in the sanctuary of the church.  We are actively looking to recruit some new voices and now is the time to join if you have ever had an interest in singing in a choir.  All are welcome.

If you cannot commit for the entire year consider joining us until Christmas or after the holidays until the Easter season.  We have a very diverse choir and would like to expand that even more.

We also rehearse on Sunday mornings at 10:15am for the 11am Mass.  This is the service the choir normally sings.  If you cannot make it to both rehearsals every week, you always have the opportunity to catch up at one or the other.

Come try us out.  No experience necessary.  No audition is required.  Consider bringing a friend if you are uncomfortable coming into a group not knowing anyone.  However, we are a friendly group and I am sure you will want to stay.

If you have questions, please contact Scott Will at 312.922.3444, ext.14.  Hoping to see you in September!


Volunteer Clip ArtThe Social Justice and Service Committee of Old St. Mary’s parish is sponsoring a Volunteer Fair to match organizations seeking volunteers with parishioners looking to contribute time and talent to those in need.

Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 6th and 7th, after all the Masses  Place: Donovan Hall

Anyone with time and talent to spare and a desire to contribute some of it to an organization looking for volunteers is encouraged to come and explore the opportunities that are available in our community.

Organizations interested in having representatives and/or materials at the Fair are asked to contact Mary Anne Smith, BEFORE August 20th.