Pastoral Care

Infant /Child Baptisms:

We congratulate you on the birth of your child and look forward to celebrating his or her baptism with you!  Please contact the Parish Center to arrange a date and time for a baptism preparation meeting with the pastor.  We normally celebrate baptisms during a weekend Mass, but other times can be arranged.

1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, & Confirmation

Please contact our Faith Formation Director for any information regarding preparation for these sacraments.

Holy Matrimony:

Congratulations and our prayers for a blessed engagement!  Please contact the Parish Center at least 6 months prior to your desired wedding date in order to arrange a date and to begin our marriage preparation process.

Marriage Validations & Annulments

The pastor is glad to help you get started with this often difficult process.  Please contact the Parish Center to make an initial appointment with the pastor.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults):

We are thrilled to welcome new Catholics!  If you are not or someone you know is not a fully initiated member of the Church (haven’t received Baptism, Confirmation, and/or First Communion) and you/he/she would like to become a fully initiated member, please contact our Faith Formation Director to begin the inquiry process.

Infant /Child Baptisms:

We congratulate you on the birth of your child and look forward to celebrating his or her baptism with you!  Please contact the Parish Center to arrange a date and time for a baptism preparation meeting with the pastor.  We normally celebrate baptisms during a weekend Mass, but other times can be arranged.

1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, & Confirmation

Please contact our Faith Formation Director for any information regarding preparation for these sacraments.

Holy Matrimony:

Congratulations and our prayers for a blessed engagement!  Please contact the Parish Center at least 6 months prior to your desired wedding date in order to arrange a date and to begin our marriage preparation process.

Marriage Validations & Annulments

The pastor is glad to help you get started with this often difficult process.  Please contact the Parish Center to make an initial appointment with the pastor.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults):

We are thrilled to welcome new Catholics!  If you are not or someone you know is not a fully initiated member of the Church (haven’t received Baptism, Confirmation, and/or First Communion) and you/he/she would like to become a fully initiated member, please contact our Faith Formation Director to begin the inquiry process.

Holy Communion:

If you or someone you know is currently homebound and would like to receive the Eucharist at home, please contact the Parish Center and we will be glad to arrange for one of our Communion Ministers to bring the Sacrament to you.

Hospital Calls:

The Parish Secretary contacts the local hospital every Friday and notifies the Pastor if there are any St. Mary parishioners at the hospital to be visited.  Because of current privacy laws the hospital does not notify the parish,. Therefore, if you want to make sure that you or one of our parishioners at the hospital receives a pastoral visit, please make sure the Parish Center is notified and a visit will be arranged.

Pastoral Home Visits:

If you or someone you know would like the Pastor to make a pastoral visit to a home or nursing facility, please contact the Parish Center and we would be happy to arrange a visit accordingly.

Financial Assistance:

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of McHenry is a Catholic organization committed to helping anyone in the McHenry area who is in need of immediate financial assistance.  If you are in need of assistance, please contact our Parish Center and our staff will put you in contact with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.