We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
This is the last chance to sign up for Parish Directory Pictures... We have added (1) additional date of Saturday, December 27th. Signup in Bethany Lobby, or Click here for more details and to do it online!
You Could Be a Winner! Check the School Facebook to see the Daily Winners of the 25 Days of Christmas Raffle!
Click here for our new web site for Music & Liturgy (for Choir, Cantors, Altar Servers, EME's and more)!
COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES:
Tuesday, December 16th 7:00 PM
Saint Margaret Mary, Algonquin
In addition to the regular Confessions times listed in our Sunday Bulletin, the priests will hear confessions on the following days:
• Thursday, December 18th: 12:00-1:00 PM
• Friday, December 19th: 12:00-1:00 PM
• Monday, December 22nd: 12:00-1:00 PM
• Tuesday, December 23rd: 12:00-1:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM
EARLY BIRD RAFFLE DRAWING NEXT SUNDAY!
TICKET SALES CONTINUE FOR THE DINNER DANCE AND MEGA $10,000 RAFFLE! Tickets are sale after Mass this coming weekend for our MEGA Raffle and 39th Annual Parish Dinner Dance & Auction (the Parish Social and Fundraising Event of the Year). Don't forget our MEGA Raffle Early Bird Drawing on December 21st... So get your tickets now! Click here for more information or to make your reservations online!
A CENTENNIAL GOOD DEED: FOOD FOR THOUGHT! The items most in short supply at food pantries are spices, toiletries, and candy. Tasty food, freshening up, and perhaps even a piece of chocolate can go a long way to brightening the outlook of anyone facing tough economic conditions.
Perhaps this can be a good deed? The Centennial Committee is having a collection of these items for our local food pantry. This special collection will take place after all Masses on December 20-21. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD - Honoring Monsignor Bill McDonnell. 9:00 AM Mass with a Reception at McDonnell Hall. Saint Margaret Mary will honor Monsignor Bill McDonnell as he
celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood.
Monsignor was pastor here from 1979 till 1991,
during which time our present Church was
Join us on December 21st at the 9:00 AM Mass.
Immediately following the Mass, Monsignor
will be present in McDonnell Hall for a
reception if you would like to congratulate him. (Monsignor stipulates “no gifts, please.”)
Advent & Christmas Schedule
Please Note: The Parish Office will be closed December 24-25, 31st and January 1st in observance of the Holidays.
The Celebration of Christmas Masses
DECEMBER 24TH • MASSES ON CHRISTMAS EVE
4:00 PM Mass with Children’s Pageant (English)
6:00 PM (English) • 9:00 PM (Polish)
11:30 PM Lessons & Carols by Choir
DECEMBER 25TH • MASSES ON CHRISTMAS DAY
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
7:00 AM • 9:00 AM • 11:00 AM (English)
1:00 PM (Polish)
The Solemnity of Mary • New Year's Masses
DECEMBER 31st • MASSES ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
4:30 PM Mass (English)
6:30 PM Mass (Polish)
JANUARY 1ST • MASSES ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
9:00 AM Mass (English)
11:00 AM Mass (English)
1:00 PM Mass (Polish)
Get Your Christmas Trees & Wreaths!
Get your live cut Christmas Tree from our Knights of Columbus and benefit charity! The finest selection of trees, wreaths and greens in the area as well as nativity sets. Hours throughout the season and while supplies last are weekdays (5:00 - 9:00 PM), Saturdays (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) and Sundays (9:00 AM to 9:00 PM).
MARIAN CENTRAL FRESHMAN PLACEMENT TESTING. No appointment is necessary. Students should report to the school at 1001 McHenry Avenue, Woodstock by 8:00 AM on January 10 with the registration form and $10 test-processing fee (either in cash or check payable to Marian Central). Pencils will be supplied and students cannot use calculators. Testing begins at 8:15 AM and takes about 3 hours to complete. Click here to visit the Marian web site for more details or...
Click here for a PDF of Information
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.