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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

SMV Parish Mission - 2015

THE 2015 PARISH MISSION: A Well-Built Faith

Concludes May 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the Church

(No Mass included in this presentation—please attend Mass at your usual time)

Last Sunday evening we heard our SMV Youth Minister, Jim Welch, speak about faith and trust in God, and his personal experience with that sometimes-difficult issue.  Our Pastoral Associate Maureen Evers shared stories of how sacramental moments have managed to draw her closer to her Catholic faith and God.   Two more wonderful speakers are on the agenda for the last night of the Mission, May 3.


Marion Hornung has served as Director of Religious Education at St. Mary of Vernon Parish for the past five years.  She has worked for almost 20 years as a professional lay minister in the area of Youth Ministry and Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Marion has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and plans to return to Loyola University to complete a Master of Religious Education degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies.  She will speak on Living a Moral Life.


Director of Music Michele Farmer has been a member of our parish since 1992, when her husband Randy came into the Church through our RCIA program.  Michele is a lifelong member of the Archdiocese of Chicago and studied Piano Performance here at Northwestern University. Michele began her career as a church organist in the fourth grade, launching her professional career in Music Ministry.  Michele will speak on Prayer.


Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know our Parish Staff better, and strengthen your own faith life!



Young Adults Event - Friday, May 8, 2015



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

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.