Welcome to Holy Name of Mary's online home!
Founded in 1940 by a group of African American lay women and men seeking a welcoming home for their families to worship "in spirit and in truth", Holy Name of Mary Parish has been a leading church in Chicago's Morgan Park community. From the beginning it had the strong support of other community Churches and businesses.
Under the capable leadership of dedicated priests, the Oblate Sisters of Providence/Baltimore, and Lay Ministers, the parish has pursued worthy goals to assist the greater community in spiritual and physical betterment. This was provided through a strong ministry of education at Holy Name of Mary School, solid spiritual leadership in worship services, and a strong spirit of ecumenism. The result has been parishioners who have a strong sense of identity and unity; we can truly pray that each member of the congregation enjoys all the blessings we deisre for ourselves!
As we reflect on the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to our future we do so with that humble faith which reminds us that it was not just the Founders of our church--or we ourselves--but, rather God within them and us which has brought our faith journey to this point. Such a stance places us within a posture of gratitude for the many blessings God has bestowed upon us.