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.

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.


Upcoming Events

Welcome Mass - Thursday, February 5, 2015

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 Lenten Fish Fry Dates

Save the dates!


Alpha Omega Bake Sale - February 7 & 8, 2015

Help our SMV teens raise some much needed funds for their Summer Mission Trip to St. Louis, Missouri by visiting the Bake Sale after all Masses on February 7 and 8th. 

Please continue to pray for the success of this year's trip.



Adoration - Please Read!

On Thursday, February 5th we will end Eucharistic Adoration at 5:15 pm to allow sufficient time to prepare for the Archbishop's Welcome Mass.  Please mark your calendar.

Interested in becoming an Adorer?  Please contact Miriam Preussner.

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.

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.