We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
Now Accepting Reservations for Our Centennial Gala Dinner & Reception!
UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS:
Click here for our new web site for Music & Liturgy (for Choir, Cantors, Altar Servers, EME's and more)!
CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME. Our Parish is inviting back Catholics who have been away from the Church through a six week series entitled “Catholics Returning Home” at 7:30 PM in the Ministry Center.Why not invite someone you know
and consider coming with them to help them
overcome their fears? For details pick up a brochure
in the Church Lobby, or call Dave or Mary
Philipps at 815-347-6093.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CONTINUES. This biblically based series of classes
teaches you how to handle your money God's ways. Join the more
than 4 million people who have already attended FPU and learn
how to win with your money. Stop in the Parish Office for more
information or click here for more information or to register online.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. You are not alone. You don’t have to grieve in secret just because everyone else wants you to get back to your normal life. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Ministry Center. If you have questions, please contact Deacon Don Miller at 847-915-8474.
A SPECIAL CENTENNIAL CONCERT! Join us on October 9th and 10th as more than fifty voices from two parishes, St. Margaret Mary in Algonquin and Church of the Holy Apostles in McHenry, will merge for a two-evening event celebrating St. Margaret Mary’s 100th Anniversary and Holy Apostles’ 25th Anniversary with performances of liturgical and inspirational music. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.
FAMILY QUAKE MASS & CHILI COOK-OFF! Family Quake Masses are the 2nd Sunday every month! Our next
Quake is Sunday, October 11th at 4:30 PM Join us this month
for the annual Chili Cook-Off!
SOLEMNITY OF ST. MARGARET MARY. Friday, October 16th, we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Margaret Mary, who is the patroness of our parish. Besides the
7:00 AM and 9:15 AM Holy Masses, there will be an evening Mass at 7:00 PM as a thanksgiving for ministries, formation
groups, and volunteers of our parish. During this Eucharist, we will consecrate our parish to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and we
will have the chance to venerate the relic of Saint Margaret Mary. Please come and join us.
HOLY ROSARY FOR THE ST. MARGARET MARY CENTENNIAL. On Saturday, October
17th, after 4:30 PM Mass, you are invited to join us in prayer of the Holy Rosary. This will take place at 6:00 PM in Cornish
Park near the river where our first church was built one hundred years ago.
CENTENNIAL GALA & RECEPTION. Our Jubilee year is coming to a conclusion. Holy Mass at 12 Noon, celebrated by Bishop Malloy together with concelebrating priests: previous
pastors, associates, priests ordained from our parish, and Franciscan friars with our Father Provincial
from Poland. You are invited to this closing Mass and also to the banquet that will begin at 3:00 PM at
Boulder Ridge Country Club. Tickets for the banquet are available in the Parish Office and after the weekend Masses.
Click here for PDF of the Gala Dinner Reservation Form
Click here to register for the Gala Dinner Online via Give Central
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION. First Friday Masses are at 7:00 AM and 9:15 AM. There is Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM with closing prayers and Benediction.
Come and receive the graces promised from the source of ultimate love. Click here for more information and to signup for First Friday Adoration.
SAVE THE DATE: November 14th
Once again, Catholic Assistance Missions (CAM) is sponsoring a Women's Fall Luncheon. Please plan to come on Saturday, November 14, 11:30am to 2:30 pm. You may recall that CAM supports a school with 300 students in Haiti. CAM provides 8 teacher's and 1 principal's salaries, and offers 1 meal a day at the school. There has been a computer classroom for a few years, and just last year a sewing room was added. Thanks to your prior donations and prayers, the students are growing and learning important skills for life. Please bring your friends and enjoy the afternoon as we raise money to support the poor in the mountain village of Despinas, Haiti. We will have the usual silent auction, 50/50 raffle, items for sale and a free prize per table. This year the event will be held at Galati's Hideaway in Cary. We hope to see you on November 14.
Parish School Registration for 2015-16 Continues...
Saint Margaret Mary School is now accepting registrations for the
2015-16 school year for all grade levels preschool-8th grade. If
you are interested in giving your children the gift of a Catholic
education, please call our school at (847) 658-5313 and ask to
speak to the principal, Mrs. Amy Johnson or click here for email. All Grade levels have openings for the 2015-16 School year. We would love to have your family become a part of our school community! Click here for the school web site.
Click here for a PDF Brochure
There is One Path that will lead the world to salvation! That Path is Jesus Christ. Please prayerfully consider what you can give to help strengthen and grow our Catholic Faith in the Diocese of Rockford. Click here for more information and ways to give.
Saint Margaret Mary is part of the Rockford Diocese.