Recent Events

Children’s Christmas Party 2017

Making ornaments!

Another great day filled with cookies, crafts, cocoa, and Santa Claus! The children’s Christmas party is one of the staff’s favorite events; we LOVE every chance we get to spend time with our families. We enjoy seeing all the kids play with one another, receiving presents from Santa, and fostering life-long friendships.

As Christmas music played quietly in the background, the kids were able to decorate their own cookies, color, paint, and make friendship bracelets and ornaments. Parents, staff, and volunteers chatted about how great it is to be a part of such a loving community – the St. Mary’s Family! Thank you to St. Simon’s for letting us host this joyous event again, we hope to see you all at the picnic this summer!

Check out all the Christmas Party photos here


Making Miracles Happen 2017

Spirit of Catherine Louise award winner, Marie Tortoriello (center)

Thank you Cafe La Cave for another great year celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month.  We couldn’t have pulled off the night without our wonderful sponsors; Marie Tortoriello, Baxter Credit Union, Merrill Lynch, Park Ridge Community Bank, Advanced Physical Medicine & Therapy, Ltd., Dr. Warren & Lori Pierce, Northwestern Mutual, Sue A. & James D. Pajakowski, Responsible Investment Group, LLC, Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC, Rev. Gary Cox, and American Dream Home Improvement.  

Check out all the photos from the 2017 gala here






Summer Picnic 2017

Pony rides!

Another great day filled with sunshine, pony rides, and jumping in the bounce house! The summer picnic is one of the staff’s favorite events because we get to see all of our wonderful St. Mary’s Families. We love watching all the kids play with one another, enjoying the petting zoo, and making new friends!  Everyone was able to feast on sub sandwiches, salads and sides made by the staff, and of course the cookies, fruit snacks and popsicles!  We always have a great time at Randall Oaks Park & Petting Zoo.

Check out all the picnic photos here!







St. Mary’s Fling at Kings 2017

St. Mary’s Staff, Interns, and Volunteer

Thank you to everyone who came out to support St. Mary’s Services once again at Kings Bowl in Rosemont!  A special thank you goes out to our sponsors: Marie Tortoriello, Baxter Credit Union, Claudia Castro, The Law Office of Miriam Cooper, Interim HR ConsultingDog Training, Now!Office of Mel DoerrRago Bros. Funeral HomeBetter Way, Inc.V&L Red Devil Manufacturing, Brett Locascio & Marco Gonzalez, EBC Construction, and Joanne & Patrick Bratta – without you, this event would not have been possible.

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“I knew I had enough love to raise my child, but couldn’t provide the rest.”

– St. Mary’s Birth Mother

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