Special Events

McHenry Deanery CCW

First “Advent Women’s Half Day of Reflection”

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at The Church of Holy Apostles – Father Sherry Center located at 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Why not start off the Advent Season with some Spiritual Reflection before the craziness of the upcoming Christmas season is upon us? Ready yourself spiritually to prepare for the Coming of Christ…take some time for yourself before all of the Christmas shopping, baking, decorating, etc. starts! Spend a morning with other ladies of the deanery in reflection, praise and worship, inspiring talk, reconciliation, shopping at the Holy Apostles Religious Goods Store and ending the morning with a light soup lunch. Our half day will be complete around 1pm…plenty of time to go shopping or get started on holiday baking. Registration  and a continental breakfast will start at 9:15am and our half day will begin at 9:45am. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registering is preferred. To register, contact Barb Russell at 815-385-0024 or email at: babs4154@yahoo.com


St. Mary’s CCW Annual Christmas Party & Dinner

All women of the parish are cordially invited to attend. The event will take place at the McHenry Country Club, Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. Doors will open at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:15pm. The cost is $25 per person. Payment must be made by November 27, 2017. Please drop off checks (made payable to the CCW) to the parish office or put in the Sunday collection basket. Please note in the memo of your check your choice of entree: Beef Medallions, Chicken Florentine, or Vegetable Lasagna. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and Door Prizes. Questions? Need a ride? Call or email:

Fran Wiser – 815-344-1357 email: weez6@yahoo.com 

Ann Schmidt – 815-344-3531 email: acmschmidt@yahoo.com


Golden Diners

The Golden Diners will not be dining out in the month of November. However, there is a luncheon planned for our Christmas gathering to be held again this year at The Village Squire on Friday, December 15th, 2017,  at 1pm. Contact the parish office to make your reservation: 815-385-0024. You do not need to be a member of St. Mary’s to attend.