Thursday, May 2, 2013
The church has seen rapid growth with 5,300 households currently attending attending services compared to 350 households 15 years ago, according to the Northwest Herald.
After two years of work, an $8 million addition at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley recently opened to church-goers and includes 33,000 square feet of additional space, according to the Northwest Herald. The Parish Ministry Center has 17 classrooms that can be used for religious education and then converted "into meeting rooms for staff, parishioners and the public," and a full-service kitchen, according to the article.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Boy Scout Troop 267 manned table at St. Mary Catholic Church recently.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Members of Boy Scout Troop 267 manned a table filled with popcorn treats and Christmas wreath order forms in the narthex of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, to raise funds for the activities of Boy Scout Troop 267 sponsored by the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council 11666. The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.8 million members in over 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 72 million volunteer hours and $151 million in charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Alyssa Abraham gave a presentation at St. Mary's Catholic Church to discuss the stained glass artwork in the church.
Each stained glass window at St. Mary Catholic Church is a piece of art. Alyssa Abraham, a Ph.D. art student, recently gave a presentation at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntley to explain the intricacies of the stained glass artwork displayed within the church. “I want to call your attention to the function of the beautiful windows,” she said. “But the stained glass windows are also helpful guides to use in our approach to God.” Abraham focused the presentation around the 12 stained glass windows that each portrays a different saint in vibrant colors. “The white light changes when it transforms through the colored glass, and bathes parishioners with this colored heavenly light,” she said. “So it not only a representation of the saint’…
Monday, July 16, 2012
St. Mary Catholic Church has a new website that brings the members of the church, and those searching for a church, together.
After a year of planning, the St. Mary Catholic Church has completed its new website. “We needed to update it and make it more user-friendly,” Monsignor Steve Knox at St. Mary Catholic Church said. “I got a committee together, with people who are savvy with things like that, and we talked about what we wanted to do while we looked at a number of websites to get ideas.” With 5,000 families of parishioners, the main goal of the new website was to make a more effective ministry, and a communication tool with the parish, Knox said. “A lot of people get their info there [on the website],” Knox said. “If someone is looking for a parish it is a good way for them to get a feel for St. Mary’s, and to get the information they are looking for.” …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Father Matt Foley spoke at St. Mary Catholic Church to discuss his efforts to provide spiritual support for soldiers.
Father Matt Foley gave a speech at St. Mary Catholic Church on Thursday, July 12, about his efforts to provide spiritual support for US troops at war, and also anyone who may need it. Throughout his speech, Foley went into great detail explaining his time spent overseas, but his main point remained the same regardless of where he was serving. “When you celebrate mass and we eat up his body and drink of his blood, that gives us forgiveness of our sins, and it gives us the ability to go out and be people of justice in the world,” he said. “We are a Eucharist based church as Catholic Christians. That is the source and the summit of who we are. So everything I do, and everything I serve comes first and foremost from the power of this word …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Blood drive generates 100 units that will help save lives.
St. Mary Catholic Church parishioner Louis Schutt was a volunteer at the Knights of Columbus’s weekend blood drive, but he also served as an inspiration to blood donors. A year ago, Schutt began bleeding internally. He was losing a lot of blood and doctors could not pinpoint the cause. Schutt was finally diagnosed with a stomach aneurysm. He needed 17 units of blood during a surgery that removed half of his stomach and a second surgery_ a bypass_ a week later. “If it wasn’t for Heartland (Blood Centers) and the Knights, it wouldn’t be here. They saved my life,” Schutt said. “I’m here thanks to blood donations,” said Schutt, a Knight who has always donated blood prior to his illness. “I tell him he’s had two oil changes,” said Bill Byrne…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Groundbreaking planned for Monday, April 16 on addition to the Dundee Road church.
St. Mary Catholic Church is celebrating a milestone Monday with the groundbreaking of its new parish ministry center. Bishop Thomas G. Doran, Bishop of Rockford, will be at the ceremony scheduled at 2 p.m. April 16 at the church, 10307 Dundee Road. A reception follows in the narthex of the church. Everyone is welcome. St. Mary’s parish officials unveiled plans for the ministry center last year and recently received approval from the village of Huntley. The plan calls for a 32,567 square foot addition at the south and southeast side of the original church, built in 2001. The center includes a 600-person parish center, a small chapel, 10 meeting rooms, staff office space and a full service kitchen, according to plans filed with the village…
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
St. Mary Catholic Church volunteers lend a hand at the Schaumburg based charity.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Gloria Casas
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntley, volunteers spent the summer helping to feed children, a mission Feed My Starving Children has been spearheading for 25 years. Feed My Starving Children is the fastest-growing charity with a super high rating from Charity Navigator. The charity spends 93 cents of every dollar received on feeding the hungry, Development Adviser Marilyn Maurella said. The Schaumburg office, which hosted St. Mary volunteers this summer, just celebrated its first anniversary in July. Capacity is 60 volunteers in the Schaumburg location, and the organization is always booked, she said. Maurella said there is a waiting list of up to six months for a weekend shift. The Schaumburg office has two shifts every weekday evening and…