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Upcoming Events


We have a beautiful tradition at St. Mary of Vernon of sharing Christmas with the less fortunate.  This year we will again offer our people the opportunity to give a Christmas present to a needy person who might otherwise be forgotten.  We have over one thousand names from Sharing Hands, St. Angela School and Catholic Charities Lake County Services.  You are invited to pick a name and buy a gift for that person, wrap it, and bring it to church on Gift Sunday, December 5 & 6.  Please do not be late with your gifts—our truck delivers them to Waukegan immediately after sorting on December 6.  Gifts can be delivered early, either to the Parish Office or at church the weekend of  November 28 & 29.

Please attach that tag firmly to your gift, as it is the only identification we have to get the gift to the correct person.   Gift certificates are also welcome and acceptable.

PLEASE consider buying a “generic gift”.  Regrettably, people sometimes take a tag and do not bring back a gift, so these generic gifts help make up the shortfall.  Just attach a tag with information as to the contents of the package, eg., “Male, adult, size XL sweater”

**Volunteers are also needed after the 11:15 Mass on December 6 to sort the gifts and load the truck.  Many SMV families make this a fun tradition—it’s a great way to get in the spirit of Christmas.



Each year the Sharing Hands ministry provides a Christmas food basket and gifts to a num-

ber of needy families in our area. This year approximately 100 families have been signed up for this special program. The gifts for the families are acquired through the ‘Gift Sunday’ program, but we also need adopting families to donate food baskets for these families.

If you are interested in providing food for one of these families in our community, please sign up on the forms in the red folder located on the reception table in the narthex. You will be contacted via letter with the details of the family, suggestions for food items, and drop off details. The client families will pick up their gifts and food baskets on Satur- day, December 12, at the Parish Center from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All the donated food baskets need to be dropped off that morning, December 12, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. prior to the recipient family arrivals.

Please indicate on the form the size of the family for which you would like to shop. Food certificates (Jewel, Garden Fresh, Mariano’s) along with your food choices will help supplement future needs as well. All groceries must be con- tained in either a box or basket and labeled with the family’s ID # (which will be noted in your letter) to avoid any mix- ups.

If you have questions or need further information, call Frank Ruder at 847-362-9509. Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping to provide a better Christmas for the less fortunate in our area. 



Freshly cut Fraser Fir Christmas Tree: 6’@ $60; 7’ @ $75; 8’ @ $85; 9’ @ $95; 10’ @$125 Tree Bags $5; Delivery $15 to Libertyville, Mundelein & Vernon Hills
Tree Sales end December 23, 2015

Proceeds from this fundraising drive help Cub Scout Pack 44, Boy Scout Troop 44, and Venture Crew 44 raise money to support our year-long activities of community tours, camping, and High Adventure outings.


For more details call: Mike Ferrara (847) 308-1194, Holiday Sale Chairperson Sponsored by SMV Men’s Club 



The St. Mary of Vernon Music Ministry has begun preparations for our Christmas Masses.  Children (ages 3rd - 7th grade) or teens (ages 8th grade - high school) are invited to join the Christmas Choir and as always, any experienced instrumentalists are invited to join us too!  Please Click Here for more information and our rehearsal schedule.

Advent 2015

Have Your Best Advent Ever Rediscover God's Mercy.  Join Matthew Kelly, America's bestselling Catholic author, and other leading Catholic voices of our time on a life-changing journey through Best Advent Ever Rediscover Mercy.  Click Here for the link.

A New Video Series



Click Here for a link to Elements of a Catholic Mass, a video series with Fr. Douglas Martis.  Sign up to receive weekly episodes via email and free streaming video.


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.


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

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.