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Parish Life Ministries

This index lists all the Parish Life ministries (alphabetically) and provides a brief overview for each ministry.
Try your luck at one of our Bingo nights. Must be 21 or older to participate. Tickets are available after Mass in the weekends leading up to the event or you can buy tickets at the door (until capacity).
Wednesday afternoon singles/mixed bowling league with a majority of parishioner members. Relatives and friends are welcomed.
Sunday evening couples bowling league. This fun handicap league is a great way to get to know your fellow parishioners.
Christian Family Movement (CFM) is a group of families young and old that get together on a monthly basis to discuss how families can live the Christian faith in everyday life, and how families can improve society through actions of love, service, education, and example.
The gardens of St. Edna create a beautiful environment that is welcoming and a peaceful way to begin our worship experience. Regular members assume responsibility for a specific garden plot, which includes watering, weeding, pruning, and whatever it takes to make the gardens flourish.
Knights of Columbus offers the opportunity for fellowship with those who are of the same religious beliefs, who recognize the same duty to God, to family and to neighbors and who stand side by side in defense of those beliefs.
A ministry dedicated to the creation of waterproof mats that are distributed to homeless people throughout the Chicago area. Over 150 waterproof mats have been given away.
Fancy yourself to be a Tiger Woods protégé? Every second Saturday starting in May until September is a chance to show off your skills with a golf club. You need not wear a red polo shirt to play.
Moms Plus is a group of moms based on faith, friendship and fun. We’d love for you to join us for the Kick-off meeting to hear more about our vision for the year.
For over 30 years, Parish Life has been sponsoring the Pancake Breakfast in early December. Come spend a morning visiting with your neighbors and enjoying delicious pancakes and sausage. Santa might make a surprise appearance, so you better be good for goodness sake!

Photographers

Do you consider yourself an amateur Charles O'Rear or Annie Leibovitz? We're always looking for interested persons who would be willing to take pictures for a one or a variety of ministries at events throughout the year. Need a photographer for one of your parish events? Please contact the Parish Office at 847.398.3362
Sharing in our faith and thankful for our blessings, non-perishables are brought by parishioners to help restock our food pantry and donuts, bagels and beverages are provided in the Doherty Center on the third Sunday of every month, except December.
The St. Edna Snack Theatre ministry is made up of approximately 30 adult cast members and over 100 additional behind the scenes volunteers. Our main event is our spring parish musical, a musical review featuring our cast members in a variety of songs and dance.
St. Edna's annual craft and vendor fair featuring jewelry, holiday items, cooking supplies, wood crafts, and much more.
Trivia Night is a new event held at St. Edna every year, with the intention of bringing the community together to compete in 8 rounds of trivia. The event is held on a Saturday evening, and everyone 21 and older is invited to attend.
Interested in becoming members of the St. Edna community? Our monthly Welcoming Sessions allow you to learn more about the parish and enroll as parishioners.
The Women of St. Edna (WOSE) are a group of women from various walks of life — young and old, married and single or divorced or widowed, women employed outside of the home, homemakers, and retirees.

Young Adult Ministry

We are young adults in our 20's and 30's who come together for community, faith, and fellowship. Married or single, kids or not - all are welcome.

Young at Heart

Seniors meet to share social activities through outings, luncheons, and other events.