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.


SMV WELLNESS Survey - Please Complete

Parish Wellness Survey:  Your Opinion Matters

St. Mary of Vernon has an ongoing partnership with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital to provide wellness programs and health services within our parish and the community.  Our focus will be on aspects of health and wellness that are most significant to the members of our parish.  We want to respond to your needs and interests, therefore we will be conducting a Health and Wellness survey.  The deadline to return the survey is February 14.  For your convenience, CLICK HERE to download the survey and email completed form to : or complete the form from the bulletin insert and  drop in the survey deposit box located in the Narthex or Mail to 236 W.S. 45 Indian Creek, Il 60061 Attn:  Survey.

Save the Date - Welcome Mass

   St. Mary of Vernon has been selected as one of the sites for the Welcome Mass in our Vicariate.

   Our Welcome Mass will be held at SMV on February 5, 2015 at 7:00pm. 

   Let's show him our St. Mary of Vernon welcoming spirit!  All are Welcome! 

   Mass will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. 

Upcoming Events

Young Adults: Theology On Tap - January 30, 2015

Young Adults of Lake County and the Northwest Suburbs are invited to the Theology on Tap - Winter Wine Series!

St. Mary of Vernon will by hosting the third event in this series on Friday, January 30 from 7:00 - 9:00pm in the Church Narthex.

For all of the Theology on Tap events, please visit the Young Adult page of our website or click here.


Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - February 1, 2015

Please join us for a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to support our Cub Scout Pack 44.  The Breakfast will be held from 8:00am to 12:30pm in the Parish Center.  $4 per person; $15 for the entire family.  If interested in learning more about scouting please contact Gary Schiappacasse at 847-362-9364.


Sign up for Small Faith Groups

Living the Eucharist

Our parish will be completing the third and last year of the Living the Eucharist program in 2015. This three year Lenten spiritual renewal program has provided all of us with many opportunities to grow in our faith through learning more about the Eucharist, participating more actively in Sunday Mass, and living the Eucharist each day as disciples of Jesus.

Sign ups for small groups will begin next Sunday, February 1, after all Masses. Members of the Living the Eucharist team will be in the Narthex after each Mass to share information and sign you up if you are interested. If you are not sure you want to participate and just want to find out more, please stop by anyway and we will try to answer any of your questions.  



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.


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

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.

Teen & Youth Choir

The new year is beginning and now is a great time to become part of the wonderful music ministry here at SMV.  If your child/teen is interested, please contact Michele Farmer at or by phone at 847-362-1005.

Bake Sale

February 7 & 8, after all masses the teens will be having a Bake Sale to raise much needed funds for the summer Mission Trip to St. Louis.  Please stop by and show your support!

2015 Fish Fry Dates


February 20 & 27

March 6, 13, 20 & 27

The St. Mary of Vernon Men’s Club is pleased to announce the dates for the 2015 Fish Fry’s.  This year dinners, as in the past two years, will be held at the Rev. John P. Finnegan Parish Center.  Large groups are welcome with one week’s notice.  We look forward to seeing you all on the six Friday nights following Ash Wednesday.


To Teach Who Christ Is

 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.