Part of our mission is to create a space where all are welcome and to greet everyone with warmth and kindness. Saint Mary of the Lake is a place where we not only share our faith, but we embrace a vision of hope and love for our community! To learn more or get involved with our ministry click the (+) next to each ministry.
The church calls each member of Christ's body - priest, deacon, layperson to participate in the ministry of consolation: to care for the dying, to pray for the dead and to comfort those who mourn. The Saint Mary of the Lake Bereavement Ministry is one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy: praying for the dead, supporting and comforting those who mourn. Contact the parish office via email or phone for more information.
Ministers of Hospitality are hosts who put a face onto the parish by being the first person to greet all who enter Saint Mary of the Lake Church. Some who enter the church may be at home, others may be visiting. It is your goal to give them a warm welcome to the worship space. Please contact the parish office via email or phone for more information.
Music ministry at Saint Mary of the Lake is vibrant and prayerful, providing the people of our community with joyful and prayerful experience. At the core of our music program are dedicated musicians, singers, and instrumentalists alike. Music Ministry at Saint Mary of Lake provides a unique opportunity to build community through the power of song.
Explore our music ministry opportunities below.
Organ stop list and information can be found by clicking here.
Our mission is to help you as parents/guardians to nurture and foster growth in the Catholic faith of you and your children. This is accomplished with help from Catechists/volunteers of our Parish who give of their time and talents.
The Renaissance Club is welcome to all but intended for seniors of the parish to share their faith through social and educational activities. Renaissance Club adventures out on the city of Chicago to events at the Lyric Opera, other parishes, and various restaurants. This ministry is lead by Deacon Paul Spalla and Ann Doran please contact them for more information.
Society of Saint Vincent DePaul
The Saint Mary of the Lake Parish Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul Society is our parish's outreach program to the disenfranchised. The Society members meet the last Sunday of every month after the 10:30am mass in the Hargerty Center.
Those in need are welcome to the offices which open daily on limited hours. Specific hours are posted at the door or please call to make appointment English and Spanish.
While the works of the Conference are to give person-to-person service and assistance to those in need these works are done by the members for their personal spiritual grow as they live out their Gospel value. These works include:
President: Pam Matambanadzo
Vice President: Charles (Chuck) Blackman
Treasurer: Marianne Gaul
Secretary: Marion Sulkowski
Liturgical Ministry Contacts
COVID-19 Support - Volunteer/Assistance
Divorce Ministry: Navigating Divorce
The Navigating Divorce ministry offered each Sunday from 9:15-10:15 in the Haggerty. This ministry consists of confidential discussion and sharing for any woman or man experiencing the various stages of grief which accompany the overall divorce process as it moves toward Roman Catholic healing objectives. The sessions are open and honest expecting individual involvement only when and if the participant feels the need to comment. Each one hour session is facilitated by Dr. Milt Kobus with assistance from Deacon William Pyrek. For additional information please email Dr. Kobus.