Hello and WELCOME to St. Mary!
The earliest record of St. Mary dates back to 1873 when a mission church was established ten miles due west of the rapidly growing city of Chicago.
Since September 12, 1926, St. Mary, located on Herrick Road, has been a place of worship and celebration for Riverside residents and our neighbors in surrounding communities. For 92 years, our parish school and Religious Education program have faithfully been fulfilling their mission of providing Catholic education to area children.
Our many groups and organizations help to serve a myriad of needs, not only for our faith community, but the larger community as well.
Our parish is a vibrant Catholic family and we are delighted that you have found us!
We hope that we can journey together with you in faith and fellowship as we build the Kingdom of God here on earth!
We the people of St. Mary Parish, because of our baptismal promises and compelled by our Catholic identity, seek to be an example of God's presence by Worship, Education and Service to our neighbors, with sensitivity to those most in need of God's love.