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Welcome to St. Mary of Vernon!

Our desire is to help everyone feel at home within this parish family.

We hope that exploring this website will help you do just that.

 

Parish Transformation at SMV - Your Input is Essential

Parish Transformation planning has begun here at SMV.  What is Parish Transformation? Parish Transformation is a process that all parishes of the Archdiocese will participate in and is focused on:

  • Renewing our commitment to the Mission of Christ
  • Establishing a firm foundation to accomplish the mission

 

The ultimate goal is to formulate, realize and renew a unified pastoral vision with a concrete plan that links our parish mission and resources. Nearly 150 parishes across all 6 vicariates and of all types have already entered into the Parish Transformation.

 

Participation of all parishioners is encouraged and crucial: The Parish Transformation process relies on extensive feedback and conversation with as many parishioners as possible. You can help us begin our planning process by making it a priority to complete a parish survey.   The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  To complete the survey, CLICK HERE.

 

Since a majority of parishioners are basic computer users and since the best way to gather and collate data is via organized information services, we are hoping that the majority of parishioners will go on line and complete the Parish Transformation Survey using Survey Monkey. [We will have “hard copies “ available in September for those who are more comfortable using this form.]

Upcoming Events

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SMV's Upcoming Ministry Fair - September 12/13 & 19/20

For two weekends in September (12/13 and 19/20) we are holding our Parish Ministry Fair, an opportunity to reflect on how you are using your time and talent to do God's work for your parish.  Representatives from our parish commissions will be available to talk with you and provide information about the many ministries here at St. Mary of Vernon.

New this year, we welcome you to visit our ONLINE Time and Talent Inventory Form with the entire listing of SMV ministries.  If interested, you may indicate your selection online and a representative from the ministry will then contact you.

 



Family Faith Fall Festival

 



Wellness Ministry

The Wellness Ministry of SMV Presents . . .

WELLNESS FROM WITHIN, Wellness from Without,

Food and Thought for Healing Body, Mind and Spirit.

A Three-Month Galaxy of Wellness!

Sign up NOW for an OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE:

Mondays: Kickoff September 28, 7-8 p.m.

October 26, 7-8 p.m.;

November 9, 7-8 p.m.; and November 23, 7-9 p.m.

You can ask to be on a team with a friend or friends!

Sign up in the Narthex, call the parish office, call Pat at 847-367-0590 or email

patticakesme@sbcglobal.net

MIND: Mental Health Wellness—led by a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist— learn to reduce stress, anxiety and build good coping skills.

BODY: Fitness Nutrition Health Wellness Team—led by a Fitness Specialist, Chef and Nutritionist. Fitness education will present realistic goals for fun, long-lasting engagement for a healthy lifestyle. You will also learn powerful lifestyle adjustments to your current eating habits, for a happier, more fulfilling lifestyle.

SPIRIT: We will explore spiritual well-being to enhance meaning and purpose in your life through your awareness of your spiritual relationship with God.

*A grand prize is awarded to the Church at the end of the 3-month program...more details to follow.

 

Prayer

Sunday Masses

Saturday Evening at 5:00 P.M.   

Sunday at 7:45, 9:30 and 11:15 A.M.

Weekday Masses

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 A.M., except when the day falls on a holiday.

Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 A.M. 

Saturday Morning at 8:30 A.M.

Holy Days 7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Holidays at 9:00 A.M.

Mass for the Deaf

On the first, second and third Sunday of the month, 11:15 Mass is signed for those who are hearing impaired. 

Every fourth Sunday of the month, a Mass signed for the deaf will be celebrated by Fr. Joe Mulcrone at 4 PM in the Day Chapel. 

For more information contact Deacon John Glenn at the parish office.

Reconciliation

St Mary of Vernon offers Reconciliation (Confession) on Saturdays from 4:15 to 4:45 P.M. or by appointment.

beloved retreat - time to register

Click Here for the Registration Form.

To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign

There is still time to be a part of the Campaign.  Please contact Susan Gray in the Parish Office with questions or click here to donate.