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.


Lent 2016

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Jubilee of Mercy Resource


Mercy connects with the struggles of others. Mercy searches for ways of bringing comfort to them. We walk in the footsteps of Jesus when we are a source of solace and hope for suffering people, no matter the kind of suffering they experience.

As we embrace the Jubilee of Mercy and as we enter Lent, Catholics and others are encouraged to grow in an awareness of God’s great mercy in our lives, so that we may more fully share that mercy with others. Click Here for a wonderful resource which describes the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.


SAVE THE DATE for this awesome event to be held right here at St. Mary of Vernon.  The Age to Age Concert will take place on March 19, 2016 7:30 pm in Church.  Ticket prices: $15.00 per person. Families of 4 or more $50.00.  Click Here To Order Tickets!  For a preview of the concert Click Here which will take you to a youtube link.

Upcoming Events

BELOVED ... IN BUSY LIVES - March 11 & 12, 2016

Join us at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein to experience the peace and renewal of faith of the Beloved Retreat in a shortened, two-day format from Friday evening through Saturday night.

Explore your journey from Baptism to living your faith.  Register early, space is limited.  Click Here for more information and the registration form.


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.


The Human Concerns Commission is offering an opportunity for all parishioners to contribute to a specific charity over the six weeks of Lent.  Click Here for a listing of Charities by week.


Click Here for Ticket Information.

PREP Registration Going on Now

Click here for PREP Registration Information.



Living Your Strengths

Living Your Strengths Workshop - A Journey of Self-Discovery

Discover your God-given talents from among 34 themes revelaed through an online assessment tool.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9-11:30 am in the Parish Center.

Click Here for more information.

SMV Help Needed

Do you enjoy meeting new people?  Looking to get involved in the parish but don’t have a lot of time?  Click Here for opportunities that involve a minimal time commitment and in which we have a great need!

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.