QV Chicago - Saint Mary of the Lake

Convenient, Catholic Living in Buena Park

Launching Fall 2021!

Now accepting applications! QV Chicago will open in Fall 2021 at Saint Mary of the Lake Parish, Buena Park inside their former convent (the Hagerty building). Email us today for more information and application instructions

Life as a Fellow at Saint Mary of the Lake

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Catholic Fellowship

Living in intentional community provides Catholic fellowship and support in pursuing your faith from 12 other Catholic young professionals.

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Beautiful Prayer Spaces

Residents pray privately and with other residents in a private, two-story chapel with the Blessed Sacrament reserved or at Saint Mary's main church next door. Daily


Diverse, Vibrant Parish

Built as "Rome In Chicago," Saint Mary's is home to many immigrants from across the world and local young adults. Sacraments are offered regularly in both Spanish and English

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Residential Community

Residents have a private room (with shared or private bathrooms) share common spaces and a kitchen. Shared meals, community prayer, and common fellowship, builds strong Catholic community.


Formation and Service

QV Fellows grow in faith and evangelize through their service at Saint Mary's. Fellows participate in regular formation with other Fellows while volunteering in existing parish ministries and in the ministry of presence at parish Masses.

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Unbeatable Location

Only a short commute from downtown, 3/4 mile from Wrigley Field, and 1/2 mile from the lakefront trail, Saint Mary's is convenient for your professional and social life. Grocery stores and restaurants are convenient as well.

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QV Fellow Service

At Saint Mary’s, Fellows serve with many different ministries including a food pantry, Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, religious education, the parish school, music ministry, and the Peace and Justice ministry. Regardless of their choice, Fellows’ ministry and zeal is greatly impactful to the parish. More information about many of the ministries can be found here!

The Hagerty Building

The Hagerty building, where QV fellows live, houses 12 QV Fellows and a site leader. It features 6 double-wide and 5 single-wide rooms with shared bathrooms and showers along with 2 rooms with private bathrooms and showers. Fellows share 5 lounges, a dining room, a large kitchen, a two-story chapel, a courtyard, and the parish green with one another. Onsite laundry is free, and onsite resident parking is available for a small fee. 

Reach Out Today!

If you are interested in serving, praying, and living in intentional community at Saint Mary of the Lake, reach out today to hello@qvcatholic.com! We’d love to hear from you, provide more information, and guide your through the application process. If you are local in Chicago, we can arrange a site tour, otherwise we’ll conduct it online!