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St. Mary's Message from the Pastor

September 2018


Dear School Families, Faculty and Staff,

Hello! I am very excited about the new school year and the many opportunities we will have to come together as a community of faith, to come together as members of our parish, to come together supporting, volunteering and participating in the events during this academic year.

St. Mary’s School is part of the Archdiocese of Chicago parochial school system. The Archdiocese has set the theme for the current school year, “Faith to Move Mountains.” In Lake Forest we have beautiful views of the lake, with no mountains in our geographic area. There will be no mountains climbed by students, faculty or administration but together in Christ Jesus we will reach new heights throughout this year. Let us give thanks for the gift of faith and for our faith community encouraging one another to always reach higher in faith.

Every new school year holds great promise as well as unknown challenge. I am confident that when we work together, sacrifice when need and cooperate where beneficial, the year of promise will unfold for the Crusader community at the School of St. Mary, with “Faith to Move Mountains.”

You have been and will remain in my prayers. I ask that you remember me in your prayers.

I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions or if I can be of help or support to you and to your family!  

God bless the school community of St. Mary with deep faith in the 2018 – 2019 school year.


Fr. Mike Nacius


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