St. Mary Catholic Church Des Plaines, IL
St. Mary Catholic ChurchDes Plaines, IL

Sunday Mass - May 24, 2020

  We will only be able to re-open when we    have enough volunteers.

  Call the office now to volunteer and receive information about the training that the diocese requires.

   (847) 824-8144



At St. Mary Church

Call (847) 824-8144



The scale of support needed to implement the requirements for reopening necessitate teams of volunteers available to execute three elements of reopening management and maintenance:


·   Set-up team: Volunteers will ensure that: all supplies needed for each sacramental celebration/gathering are ready for use, entrances and exits are marked and propped physically open prior to attendees’ arrival/departure, windows are opened. They will ensure hand sanitizer is available and that pews are marked off according to social distancing guidelines.


·   Greeting team: Greeters will assist in managing the flow of congregants as they enter the church, participate in the liturgy/sacrament, and exit the church. Team members will combine some of the functions of an usher, such as directing participants to appropriate seating/waiting areas, but will include additional responsibilities, including, but not limited to, making sure attendees use hand sanitizer upon entering, are wearing a mask, and are reminded not to enter if ill. Given the circumstances, greeters will need to be tactful and firm paying careful attention to all people on-site.  To support parish greeter teams, rudimentary training tips on handling difficult situations will be provided.


  Cleaning team: These volunteers will help maintain and clean essential and trafficked areas of the church before and after the church has been used. Masks and gloves will be provided, if necessary, in addition to approved cleaning/disinfecting supplies. Per the certification process, parishes will need to develop appropriate schedules and verification methods to ensure cleaning occurs at the proper times relative to when congregants arrive and leave the church building. To support the cleaning team, guidance on proper cleaning procedures will be provided in the webinar training as well as in the Supply Starter Kit.

St. Mary Catholic Church

794 Pearson Street

Des Plaines, IL 60016



Office Hours:

Tuesday- Friday 9AM -5PM 

Saturday 12PM-4PM


Horas de Oficina:

Martes-Viernes 9AM - 5PM

Sabado 12PM-4PM


Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5PM

Sunday: 8AM 10AM and 12PM

Misa en Español:

Sábados a las 6:45PM

Mon., Wed., Fri. 7AM

Tue., Thurs., Sat. 8:30AM

(Rosary 8AM)


Confessions / Confesiones

Saturday   3:30PM - 4:30PM

If you would like to visit our church when the doors are locked you may stop at the rectory and ask to be admitted to the church for a time of prayer

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