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St. Zachary Toy Drive

St. Zachary Toy Drive

St. Zachary is hosting toy drive to benefit the patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. We are looking for donations of new (unwrapped) toys (non-religious toys, non-violent toys (ex. swords, Nerf guns) and no food or candy). Donations...

TONIGHT! Dine To Donate At Texas Roadhouse

TONIGHT! Dine To Donate At Texas Roadhouse

Tonight’s the night! Enjoy a delicious dinner at Texas Roadhouse while supporting St. Zachary School & Parish. Present this flyer when placing your order at the Mount Prospect location and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total bill to St. Zachary School...

Chicago Wolves Night

Chicago Wolves Night

Come out and join us at the Allstate Arena for a Chicago Wolves game.  This is a great family friendly event!

Items in Short Supply as of November 4, 2022 GROCERIES Please, NO EXPIRED FOOD Vegetarian items: soup/meal items in cans, pouches, etc. Soup: ready-to-eat Tomatoes: 15oz cans Side dishes in pouches: mashed potatoes, rice and pasta blends Side dishes in boxes:...

St. Zachary School Family Fun Day

St. Zachary School Family Fun Day

Come out and join us for Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 22nd from 11 AM - 7 PM.  The activities will include a petting zoo (11 AM - 4 PM), inflatable bounce house, children's games, face painting, Des Plaines Police K-9 demonstrations, raffle baskets, concessions...

St. Zachary Fall Fest

St. Zachary Fall Fest

Come out and join for our Fall Fest celebration on Sunday, October 30th from 2PM – 7PM in the St. Zachary Parish Life Center.  Tickets will be sold in the gathering area after all weekend masses from 10/8-10/23.  Tickets will not be sold at the door. For questions...

Pumpkin Patch Volunteer Opportunities

Pumpkin Patch Volunteer Opportunities

The start of our Pumpkin Patch is just around the corner! Activities have been planned for October 14, 15 & 16 and October 22 & 23. In order for this to be a success, we really need your help. Please consider volunteering! Below are the links to the volunteer...

Halloween Boo Bingo

Halloween Boo Bingo

Bring the kids out for a ghostly good time playing Boo Bingo.  Sunday, October 16th, 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. 

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Event

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Event

Come decorate a pumpkin with us!  Purchase a pumpkin on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00PM - 4:00PM and we’ll provide the pumpkin decorating supplies. The St. Zachary Pumpkin Patch will donate $1 for every pumpkin sold to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital...

Grandparent Celebration

Grandparent Celebration

Grandparents (or a special persons) are invited to join your students at 9 AM mass followed by classroom visits and refreshments.

St. Zachary School’s Family Fun Night

St. Zachary School’s Family Fun Night

Join us on Saturday, October 1st for our Family Fun Night.  We will begin with our students and families attending Church at 5 PM followed by an evening of fun and games in our PLC. Pizza, Hot Dogs & Snacks will be served.

St. Zachary’s Pumpkin Patch

St. Zachary’s Pumpkin Patch

IT'S BACK!  After a two year hiatus we are so excited to bring back the St. Zachary Pumpkin Patch!  It will run from Friday, October 14 until Sunday, October 23.  See our flyer for more details.

Trunk or Treat is back at St. Zachary School!

Trunk or Treat is back at St. Zachary School!

Save the date…Saturday, October 15th! Trunk or Treat is back at St. Zachary School! New this year, we are hosting this event in the evening so participants can decorate their “trunks” with spooky Halloween lights and inflatables. Please see the flyer below and...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Bracelet Sale

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Bracelet Sale

Join St. Zachary School in supporting children with cancer. We will be selling bracelets beginning September 12th. Each bracelet will be $5 and all proceeds will go to Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Oncology Unit. Students who purchase the bracelet will be...

St. Zachary School 60th Anniversary T-Shirt

St. Zachary School 60th Anniversary T-Shirt

This year we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary.  Please join us in celebrating this momentous milestone by purchasing our anniversary t-shirt.  Additional shirts cost $18 for adults and $12 for youth/toddler each.  Our students will each receive one FREE t-shirt...

St. Zachary School – Open Enrollment

St. Zachary School – Open Enrollment

It's not too late to enroll for this school year. We offer Preschool - 8th grade with an extended program before and after school. Unlike other schools in the area we are blessed to be fully staffed. Call today to schedule a tour.

Trunk or Treating – October 15th

Trunk or Treating – October 15th

Whose ready for Halloween?  As part of our Pumpkin Patch we will be hosting our annul Trunk or Treating on October 15th (weather permitting).  More details to come.

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Ash Wednesday, March 2 Ashes will be distributed at all Masses and Services 9:00 a.m. Mass in English 12 noon Service in English 1:00 p.m. Service in Polish 4:00 p.m. Service in English 5:00 p.m. Mass in English 7:00 p.m. Mass in Polish

Winter Wonderland Sign Up

Winter Wonderland Sign Up

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aaab2da3ffc16-winter

Dine and Share – December

Bring the family and enjoy lunch, dinner or dessert while watching a game on the Multimedia TV screens!

Dine & Share

Bring the family and enjoy lunch, dinner or dessert while watching a game on the Multimedia TV screens!

Updated Mask Notification

Updated August 23, 2021 Where masks are required: indoors in the City of Chicago and Suburban Cook County for all clergy, staff, volunteers and parishioners inside archdiocesan facilities, including Masses, liturgies and all activities/events within our parishes....

St. Zachary Polish Preschool Enrollment 2021-2022

St. Zachary Polish Preschool Enrollment 2021-2022

Enrollment is now open for the 2021-2022 school year at St. Zachary Polish Preschool in Des Plaines. Update: Please click here for an article from the Archdiocese of Chicago regarding our dual language preschool program. We are the ONLY Catholic preschool in Des...

Summerfest 2021 Thanks

Summerfest 2021 Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Summerfest.  We look forward to seeing you at upcoming Saint Zachary events. Dates and details will be posted soon.   [pdf-embedder...

Watch the St. Zachary Virtual Gala

Watch the St. Zachary Virtual Gala

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the gala! In case you missed it, the video is available on demand via the links below.  The auction has ended and winners will be contacted by St. Zachary. Virtual Gala: Click here watch the gala or go to...

Welcome to our new Website

Welcome to Saint Zachary School and welcome to our new website! Dear family and friends of Saint Zachary, We are so excited to roll out our new online experience! Our hope is that it is attractive, easy to navigate, and an overall great source of information for...

Preparing for Catholic Schools Week

Preparing for Catholic Schools Week

St. Zachary is preparing for the start of Catholic Schools week which is January 31-February 5.  The third graders have been discussing what they like about St. Zachary School.  They wrote about these and put them on posters.  Some of the students had the following...

2nd Grade News

2nd Grade News

We have been hard at work in Second Grade! We prepared for Catholic Schools Week by talking about why we love Saint Zachary School! Some reasons we love coming to school at Saint Zachary include making new friends, practicing our faith, and learning new things. We...

1st Grade – Catholic Schools Week

1st Grade – Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week may have looked a little different this year, but we were still able to celebrate our wonderful school in many special ways.  The first graders, along with Preschool-4th Grade, chose to celebrate our community by contributing to The Buddy...

Our Kindergarteners are excited to learn about Advent

Our Kindergarteners are excited to learn about Advent

Our kindergarteners are excited to learn about Advent as they prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ. The students have watched weekly Mass and have recognized changes during the Advent season, including the color purple and the Advent wreath on the Altar. They also...

4th Grade is excited for Christmas!

4th Grade is excited for Christmas!

The fourth graders are so excited for Christmas. Our religion lessons this year really help  the students to understand what it means to be a disciple of Christ, which helps us as we prepare for Christmas. Each day the students open a “virtual” door on our class...