Men's Club

Mission Statement

The purpose of the St. Mary Men's Club is:

  • To provide a forum for the men of Saint Mary Parish to increase their knowledge and love of God and the Catholic Faith.
  • To plan and host social events in order to foster camaraderie among parishioners.
  • To help maintain the physical plant of the parish through occasional volunteer efforts.
  • To be positive role models for the boys and young men of our parish and our community.

The Saint Mary Men's club will be active in three main areas:

  • Faith Formation - Prayer, retreats, Men's Club masses, etc.
  • Service - Help with occasional clean-up, maintenance, and improvement projects, or other projects that benefit Saint Mary Church and School.
  • Social Activities - All kinds.

Membership in the St. Mary Men's Club is open to all Men associated with Saint Mary Parish or School Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Pour House on Main St. Come share your ideas for what we can do to help Saint Mary Parish become a better and stronger community for years to come.

Men's Club Annual Smoker 2017

Please join us on April, 22 2017 for a night of fun and excitement. 
This men only event will start at 6:00 pm
Featuring Special Guest Alex Brown
Former Chicago Bear

This year we have three different ticket options: Gold, Green and White*.

White: Prime rib and chicken dinner, beer and soft drinks. $90 per ticket after 3/17/17 $100.  Information for Green Ticket Package click on the link below "click here to order your tickets"

Green: Table for 5 priced at $450 per ticket after 3/17/17 $500 includes prime rib and chicken dinner, beer and soft drinks.  Information for Green Ticket Package click on the link below "click here to order your tickets"

Gold: Table for 10 priced at $1,400 per ticket after 3/17/17 $1,500 includes prime rib and chicken dinner, beer and soft drinks, a Alex Brown autographed gift for your table, a meet and greet with Alex along with the Guest of your table, recognition on the event banner, an individual table tent on your table and acknowledgment by our MC during the event.  Information for Gold Ticket Package or click on the link below "click here to order your tickets"

New for this year...No Printed Tickets, just show up at the door and there is a reservation list your name will be on it.

Questions: Contact Kevin Kirwan (847) 370-1748  

Ticket Prices:

White: $90 1 Ticket, after 3/17/17 $100

Green: $450 Table of 5,  after 3/17/17 $500

Gold: $1,400 Table for 10, after 3/17/17 $1,500

Click here to purchase your tickets....


Professional career

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears selected Brown in the fourth round (104th pick overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft,[8] and he played for the Bears from 2002 to 2009.[1] As a rookie, he started nine of the fifteen games in which he played at right defensive end and logged 2.5 quarterback sacks.[9] He also totaled 40 tackles (31 unassisted) and three passes broken up, while also contributing on special teams coverage.[9] During the 2003 season, his first as a full-time starter, he led the Bears with 5.5 sacks, with a career-high fifty-eight tackles (forty-nine solos), and six tackles for losses while forcing two fumbles and recovering a fumble.[1]

He started at right defensive end for all sixteen regular season games in 2004, and compiling six sacks and fifty tackles, with eleven tackles for a loss and nine passes defensed.[9] In a game against the New York Giants on November 7, 2004, Brown recorded a career-high four sacks to go along with eight tackles, including six solos stops. He also forced a fumble and batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage. For his efforts, Brown was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Week by Pro Football Weekly.

Brown, along with Adewale OgunleyeTommie Harris and Mark Anderson during training camp in 2008.

Brown was a first-alternate for the Pro Bowl after recording 75 tackles (nine for a loss) and six sacks, eight broken up passes and three forced fumbles during the 2005 season.[1] Sports Illustrated selected him for its All-Pro Team. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 27, 2005. In 2006, he was selected as a second-alternate for the Pro Bowl after recording a career-high seven sacks and two interceptions while making forty-six tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes broken up while starting all sixteen games at right defensive end.[1]

In 2007 Brown tied for the team lead with five passes broken up, tied for second with five tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries and tied for third with two forced fumbles, after playing in all sixteen games (two starts) for the fifth straight year, extending his consecutive games played streak to a team-high ninety-five contests. He ranked second on the defensive line with fifty-eight tackles and added five quarterback hits, 4.5 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick.

On December 22, 2008 Brown deflected a field goal attempt by Packers kicker Mason Crosby in the final twenty-five seconds of the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning field goal for the Bears in a 20–17 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers. In the second game of the 2009 season, the Bears upset the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers 17–14, and Brown recorded two key sacks of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Brown was later carted off the field with four minutes left in the game with a sprained ankle.

After the 2009 season, the Bears released Brown on April 1, 2010, after failing to trade him to another team.[10]

New Orleans Saints

On April 7, 2010, the New Orleans Saints signed Brown to a two-year contract.[11] He played his final NFL season for the Saints in 2010, starting in all sixteen games at left defensive end.[1] The Saints released him on August 30, 2011, after one season with the team.


On August 9, 2012, Brown signed a one-day contract with the Bears to officially retire with the team. With the Bears, his 43.5 sacks rank fourth in team history, and his five interceptions rank second behind Richard Dent among Bears defensive ends.[12]

In his nine-season NFL career, Brown played in 143 regular season games, started 123 of them, and compiled 411 tackles, 43.5 quarterback sacks, forty-three deflected passes, seventeen forced fumbles with twelve recovered, and five interceptions.[9]