Welcome to St. Paul VI Parish, a new faith community in the western suburbs of Chicago. Through the initiative of the Archdiocese of Chicago known as Renew My Church, the communities of St. Hugh in Lyons, St. Mary in Riverside and Mater Christi in North Riverside were united into one parish in February 2021.
We are blessed to have two worship sites – St. Mary Church in Riverside and Mater Christi Church in North Riverside. We serve area children with both a Catholic school, St. Mary School in Riverside and a dedicated center for children’s faith formation at our newly opened St. Hugh Faith Formation Center in North Riverside. Our Pastoral Center is in the heart of downtown Riverside and serves as a gathering space for small groups as well as our parish office.
Each one of our former communities is bringing their own history and tradition with them to help build a rich and vibrant new congregation.
As we grow our community, we invite you to join us at mass or one of our parish events. Fr. Matt Nemchausky and I look forward to welcoming you!
Fr. Thomas P. May
Welcome to St. Paul VI and for your interest in our parish. Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith, or are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here.
A parish is a community of believers and a spiritual family that is supportive and loving. It can be a place to grow spiritually, to put your faith in action, and to use our gifts of time and talent as disciples of Christ. We look forward to answering any questions you may have.
From our patron St. Paul VI,
...for the Church, the first means of evangelization is the witness of an authentically Christian life, given over to God in a communion that nothing should destroy and at the same time given to one's neighbor with limitless zeal. As we said recently to a group of lay people, "Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses." St. Peter expressed this well when he held up the example of a reverent and chaste life that wins over even without a word those who refuse to obey the word. It is therefore primarily by her conduct and by her life that the Church will evangelize the world, in other words, by her living witness of fidelity to the Lord Jesus- the witness of poverty and detachment, of freedom in the face of the powers of this world, in short, the witness of sanctity.
Evangelization in the Modern World, 41
Pope Paul VI
Rev Matthew A. Nemchausky
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