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.


Ash Wednesday 2016


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


The rituals of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)are some of the best-kept secrets of the Church’s year. What is it about these celebrations of Holy Week that make them so unique, and how do they fit in with the better-known liturgies of Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday?

You are invited to come and learn more about them together with facilitator Charlie Bold, a long-time parishioner and proclaimer of the Word at the 5pm Mass and the liturgies of Holy Week.

This five-part series, approximately an hour and a half per meeting, will be offered in our chapel with opportunities for both the day people and the evening people. Morning sessions are on Thursdays at 9:45am on February 11th, 18th, 25th, and March 10th and 17th. Evening sessions are Tuesdays at 7pm on February 16th, 23rd, March 1st, 8th and Thursday, March 17th. These sessions will include music, prayer, and dialogue about the Holy Week readings and rituals.

Sign up in the Church Narthex on the weekend of January 30-31. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, contact Charlie Bold at 847-362-4992.

Instead of giving up dessert or candy for Lent this year, how about giving up some of your valuable time to explore your relationship with God through the liturgies of Holy Week? Come and rediscover Jesus and the people he encountered along the way.


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.

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.