Our Parish Family Welcomes You Home!
We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
Celebration Weekend August 2-3!
The Our Centennial Mission Fund Appeal commitment phase continues and we are well on the way to our goal. Our ultimate goal is to receive a response from every household of the parish. We are
striving to have all of the commitment forms returned by CELEBRATION WEEKEND (AUGUST 2-3). Join us for treats and fellowship after all Masses. Every gift, no matter how small or large, makes a difference— you can do a lot by doing a little. For more details...
Click here for Our Centennial Mission Web Site!
YOUR ONLINE CATHOLIC STORE-- If It's Catholic It's here! Gifts, books, apparel and more!
Click here for our new web site for Music & Liturgy (for Choir, Cantors, Altar Servers, EMEs and more)!
SUMMER PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM; Fridays, 9 AM - Noon, and Closed Saturdays. Sundays, 8 AM - 1 PM.
HELP NEEDED FOR PETER'S NET AT THE McHENRY COUNTY FAIR! July 30th - August 3rd. Click here for more information and how you can be a part...
CENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION WEEKEND! Please join us in celebration and fellowship after each mass this weekend as we celebrate the results of Our Centennial Mission Capital Campaign to date. There will be donuts and coffee in Bethany Lobby after the earlier masses and ice cream after the later masses. For more information... Click here for our Centennial Mission Appeal Web Site!
COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. Please have your donations of supplies or Gift Cards back to us by Sunday, August 3rd. We are asking volunteers to help sort and/or deliver the supplies on Monday, August 4th at 9 AM in Bethany Lobby. Thank you and God Bless you for your continued generosity to our Social Outreach Program.
SPECIAL 100th ANNIVERSARY PARISH DIRECTORY PHOTO SESSION FOR FAMILIES WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS... If you missed our first session, we have scheduled new sessions from August 7th through 9th for those families who have college students will be able to take their family picture for our special 100th Anniversary Parish Directory. Click here for more information and to make your appointment online!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS INVITES ALL ALTER SERVERS TO A POOL PARTY! From 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Lions Armstrong Memorial Pool (across from Algonquin Middle School). All Altar Servers & Families are FREE! FREE Hot Dogs & Hamburgers will be served. Please register and get permission forms at the Parish Office.
15th ANNUAL HAMMER OPEN CHARITY CLASSIC. Join us for a day of golf. Net proceeds will benefit Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Rett Syndrome Association of Illinois, United Cerebral Palsy, and Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Cost includes dinner. We will be playing a 4-man scramble and will have contests. After dinner, there will be prizes and raffles. Any questions, call Juergen Huellen at 847-970-1045 or email.
Click here for a PDF of the Registration Form
8th ANNUAL ST. MARGARET MARY SUMMERFEST! From Noon to 8:00 PM... Make Plans Now! Enjoy an all-around great time with Family and Friends! Music, Food, Drinks and Dancing all day and all are welcome! All kid's attractions are free! To be held on the Parish Grounds.
Click here for more information!
Save the Date: Ladies Fall Luncheon
Catholic Assistance Missions (CAM) is hosting another Ladies Fall Luncheon. Please join us on Saturday, November 1, at the Golf Club of Illinois, 11am to 3 pm. Your attendance will help us raise funds to support the CAM school in Haiti. Pull out your calendars, call some of your friends. Plan to join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and friends. There will be silent auction items to bid on, a 50/50 raffle, and lots of items for sale. We think you can do a lot of Christmas shopping that day. Hope to see you on Nov. 1st.
“A Catechist is called to serve to the ministry of teaching, becomes a gifted person who is part of the history of the church and feels called to help learners connect the story Jesus to their lives.”
Do you feel the Holy Spirit calling you to teach children about our incredible faith? Catechists, co-catechists and aides are needed. Read more...
2014-15 School Year
We are currently accepting registrations for the 2014-2014 school year in Pre-school through 8th grade. Please stop by the School or call us for registration information at 847-658-5313, or contact us via Email. All Grade levels have openings for the 2014-15 School year. We hope you will prayerfully consider joining our wonderful School community! Click here for the school web site.
PARISH MISSION & VISION
Our Mission Statement: We, the Catholic Community of Saint Margaret Mary Church, are called by God to be brothers and sisters of Jesus through His life, death and resurrection. We are challenged, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to recognize, become like, and share Christ Jesus in Sacrament, service to others and the sharing of our gifts and the Good News. In this, God's Reign is established.
Our Parish Vision Statement: We are called to establish God’s reign on earth by becoming one with Christ in word, Sacrament and service, as follows:
By loving God above all else, and by loving others as ourselves.
By participating fully in the sacramental life of the Church.
By seeking God’s grace through prayer and spiritual renewal.
By serving others through corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
By supporting the education and religious formation of children, young people and adults in the Roman Catholic tradition.
By sharing, with joy and generosity, our unique talents, our time, our treasure, our personal witness of faith, and our practice of charity.
By being a welcoming community, respecting the diversity of gifts and cultures.
By evangelizing our community and the world through our example of Christian living and our witness to our faith in Christ and the Church.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
Saint Margaret Mary is part of the Rockford Diocese.