We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
PDF of a Letter from Father Mario da Silva, who visited us in July.
Join the Music Ministry!
Now accepting registrations for JOYFUL NOISES (K thru 2nd Grade), HEAVENLY VOICES (3rd thru 5th Grade), YOUTH CHOIR (6th thru 12th Grade) and ADULT MUSIC MINISTRY (Age 16 & over). Click here for the Music & Liturgy web site and register online!
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)!
SUNRISE PRAYER SERVICE FOR PEACE. We can do something to help end the senseless violence that is plaguing our great city of Chicago. Please join us at dawn this Saturday on Chicago's beautiful lakefront. We will join priests, deacons and many prayerful people to pray for an end to the violence in Chicago, and that our children can safely go to school this year.
There will be praise and worship at 6:30 AM at Oakwood Beach (41st Street & Lake Shore Drive) followed by Mass on the beach at 7:00 AM. We will be done about 8:00 AM. Once we are close to home, we will stop for breakfast (for those interested). We will all meet at St. Margaret Mary at 5:00 AM Saturday morning. We will depart via carpool at 5:15 AM. For more information, please contact Connie McDonough at 847-502-0775 or via email.
SAINT MARGARET MARY CENTENNIAL MEETING. This October, our Parish will begin its year-long celebration of 100 years as a faith community in Algonquin & Lake in the Hills!
But with every big event, many hands make light work, and today we’re inviting you to consider helping out in some aspect of the Centennial. Please join us at 7:30 in the McDonnell Hall. If you are still interested in volunteering for one of our teams it’s never too late, so please consider joining us, and bring a friend too!
MEN'S CRHP WEEKEND (September 27-28). 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.
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!
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.