Fr. Max Striedl, Pastor
Originally from Batavia, Fr. Max completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, and four years later felt called to the priesthood. He studied at Mundelein Seminary, and was ordained for the Diocese of Rockford by Bishop Doran on May 25, 1996. Fr. Max says: “I absolutely love being a parish priest! I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I feel honored and humbled every day that the Lord would ask me to do this work for Him. It is truly a blessing and a joy, and I’m so happy and excited that He has allowed me to serve this wonderful Parish Family of St. Mary.”
(847) 669-3137, ext. 103
Fr. Ervin Pio Caliente, Parochial Vicar
“Priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus Christ,” says the Curé of Ars. I thank Him for letting me share His priesthood so that I can serve Him everyday whom my heart loves, and in serving him—I can be with the people of God who’s faith, dedication and devotion make mine increase.
(847) 669-3137, ext. 104
Fr. Sean Grismer, Parochial Vicar
The psalmist says, “How can I repay the Lord for His goodness to me?” Realizing that nothing is sufficient to give back to Him who has given all, he responds to his own question “The chalice of salvation I will raise.” What a priestly prayer! I cannot thank God for all the good He has given me, especially for a first parish such as this- but I can offer to Him the chalice of salvation. I am humbled to be a part of such an incredible parish and I thank you for your prayers as we walk this journey together.
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