Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels!

Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels Parish website. We invite you to browse through it and witness the beauty of our church. Our church invites those who enter to prayer, or at least to admiration and reflection, inspired by many works of religious art largely centered on Christ and his mother, Mary. If you have not had the opportunity to personally visit, this website allows you to familiarize yourself with this fascinating house of prayer and worship, its history, its most significant features, and its on-going life.

New Pastor and Emeritus Pastor

With Easter Joy, the staff wishes to announce that his Eminence Cardinal Francis George has appointed Rev. John R. Waiss as Pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Parish, effective May 1.

Rev. Hilary Mahaney will remain as Pastor Emeritus and mentor for Fr. Waiss. Fr. Hilary will reside here in the Parish and continue his active pastoral ministry. Let us pray that Christ shine his Mercy on Fr. John and all the priests of the Parish, and that St. John Paul II be their pastoral model.


In gratitude for Fr. Hilary's long service and for his great love for the children of the school, St. Mary of the Angels has decided to name the scholarship fund from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign, the Fr. Hilary Mahaney Scholarship Fund.

To Teach Who Christ Is

The Archdiocese of Chicago has launched a fundraising campaign for Catholic education and faith formation called "To Teach Who Christ Is." A portion of donations will go to support St. Mary of the Angels Parish.

We especially desire to serve your spiritual and faith needs. Our Mass schedule is as follows:

  • Monday through Friday: 7 am and 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am and 5 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am, 9:30 am (Polish), 11 am, 12:30 pm (Spanish) and 7:15 pm.

We truly believe in the value of the sacrament of reconciliation. We have eight hours of scheduled confessions during the week plus over 8 hours on the weekend. Every Thursday we have Eucharistic Adoration from 10 am to 8:30 pm. Our CCD and RCIA programs aim to help you and your family and friends advance in your knowledge of the faith.

If you have school-age children, we invite you to visit our school’s website. Academic achievement, character development and commitment to the Catholic faith and values are the cornerstones of our school. We encourage you to consider our school for your children.

Our parish organizations are constantly growing and looking for new members. We are always in need of lectors, men to serve as ushers, boys to be altar servers, volunteers for the school … Check out other groups such as Grupo Guadalupano, Young Adults, SMA Family Group, Moms and Tots…

In 1991, the administration of the parish was entrusted to the priests of Opus Dei. A chapel dedicated to St. Josemaría de Balaguer, the Founder of Opus Dei, was built in 2002.

We encourage you to come and visit us. Whether you come from far or near you are always welcome. And if you would like to stay, you can always register to be a parishioner.

Rev. Hilary Mahaney
Parish Moderator

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