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.


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.

Name tags will be available in the back of Church the weekends of November 21 & 22 and 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.

If all the tags are gone when you approach the tables, 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.


PREP Christmas Pageant


Christmas Wreath Sale for The Women's Center

Fill your home with the spirit and love of the Christmas season with fresh holiday wreaths and centerpieces. This year’s sale will be held on the weekend of November 28 & 29 in the Narthex after all the Masses. Many items make perfect hostess gifts and holiday remembrances for friends and neighbors. Proceeds from the sale help support the work of The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland. Through your generosity, hundreds of teens and young women facing a crisis pregnancy will receive the compassionate counseling, social service referrals and material goods assistance they need to help them through this most difficult period of their lives—and especially during this family-centered holiday season. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The sale will offer various sized wreaths, swags, candle rings, baskets and holly plants.



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.