We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
New Liturgical Schedules for October
Schedules for Greeters, CLW, Altar Servers, Lectors and EME's are now posted for just the month of October (November and December to follow). Click here for the Music & Liturgy 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, EME's and more)!
CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME. Sessions continue. Our parish is inviting Catholics who have been away from
the Church to attend our six week series entitled “Catholics
Returning Home”. Sessions are held at 7:30
PM in the Ministry Center. Click here for more details and we welcome you home!
MASS FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. Families who have children with disabilities have unique challenges in our world. The Lord invites all his children to come to Him. Let us come together in prayer with our special intentions at Holy Mass at 7:00 PM at Saint Margaret Mary.
100TH ANNIVERSARY PARISH DIRECTORY - SIGN-UP AFTER ALL MASSES. BE A PART OF HISTORY! After Mass this weekend make an appointment with our official photographer for your family picture in our special 100th Anniversary St. Margaret Mary Parish Directory. Appointments begin on September 29th and run through November. All sessions will happen in Ministry Center Room 7. Click here for more details or to signup online...
WOMEN'S CRHP WEEKEND (October 25-26). At the Ministry Center, here at Saint Margaret Mary. The cost is free, the food is outstanding, and the company awesome. Don’t miss this chance to engage in a weekend to remember. Could the Holy Spirit be calling you? For more info or to add your name to the list, call the Parish Office at 847-658-7625 or Click here for more information and/or to register.
CATHOLIC ASSISTANCE MISSIONS (CAM) LADIES FALL LUNCHEON. Please join us on Saturday, November 1, at the Golf Club of Illinois, 11 AM 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.
Click here for a PDF Brochure
Thank You Parishioners!
If you have not yet had the opportunity to respond to Our Centennial Mission Appeal, please stop by the Parish Office for a pledge form.
We are grateful to the many parishioners who gave of their time, talent and of their treasure. The parish has been lifted by your prayers and because of your efforts we continue to move forward. For more details... Click here for Our Centennial Mission Web Site!
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.