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


Meet and Encourage the Seminarians of Mundelein Seminary

Be a Piece o’ the Party!
September 9 at 7 pm – SMV John Finnegan Parish Center
Did you know that there are 200 seminarians from around the world (and the Chicago area, too!) studying at Mundelein Seminary? Come to meet some of them at St. Mary of Vernon’s fun Piece o’ the Party Prayer-Pizza- and-Games Night,

Friday, September 9 at 7 pm in the Finnegan Parish Center.
Pieces o’ the Party include simple prayer, introductions, pizza and table trivia. And you don’t want to miss the look of joy on the faces of seminarians as they anticipate the winning of raffle prizes! (These prizes are courtesy of your earlier donations to the collection for seminarian ministry.)

Please Click Here for a link to RSVP so that we know how many pizzas to order!

Feeling creative? You can also indicate if you plan to bring a no-fork dessert. (Seminarians love cookies and brownies.)
We know what your schedule is like, so you, or you and your family, can also show up at the door. Support our seminarians, and be a Piece o’ the Party!



Registration is going on now for the Beloved Retreat.

September 30-October 2, 2016 

Open to ALL men & women, married & single to a weekend of renewal and new beginnings. Discover how to take your faith to greater heights. 

The retreat is held a couple miles north of our church, at the St. Mary of the Lake Seminary on Rt 176. All of your food, lodging and activities for the two days/nights is included in the $110 fee, or $160 for a married couple sharing a room. Registration forms are available on the parish website ( or in the parish office. Direct your questions about the retreat to Maureen Evers, Pastoral Associate, at 847-362-1005.


Click Here for the Registration form.  If you have questions, please email



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.

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!