Our Parish Family Welcomes You Home!
We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
If It's Catholic It's here! Gifts for Christmas!
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TREE LOT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Open Every Day before Christmas while supplies last (Weekdays 5:00-9:00 PM and open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on the Weekends).
Early Bird Raffle Drawing on December 22nd!
DINNER DANCE & MEGA RAFFLE SALES CONTINUE! Tickets are on sale after Mass for our $10,000 MEGA Raffle and 38th Annual Parish Dinner Dance & Auction (the Parish Social and Fundraising Event of the Year). Click here to purchase your raffle and/or dance tickets online with GiveCentral!
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE. It is that time of year. Our Social Outreach Ministry has put up the Christmas Giving Tree. We ask that you please take a tag from the tree and return the “gift” with the “tag” attached by Sunday, December 15th. We welcome all who can help and sort and deliver on Monday, December 16th at 9 AM in Bethany Lobby.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BLOOD DRIVE. 7:30 AM UNTIL 1:00 PM IN MCDONNELL HALL.
To give blood you must be 17 years old or older and in good health and bring a photo ID. (You can also give blood if you are age 16 with the written consent of a parent.) We are trying to hit a goal of 100 units for this Blood Drive. Please make arrangements to join us for this event and give the gift of life.
ALTAR SERVER MEETING: December 15th at 3:00 PM in the Ministry Center.
COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE. 7:00 PM at St. Mary's In Huntley. Click here for the Schedule of Communal Penance Services, as well as Individual Penance and Advent/Christmas Services.
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 7:00 PM at Saint Margaret Mary.
PARISH FEASIBILITY STUDY
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2013 Diocesan Stewardship Appeal
PLEDGED TO DATE:
$113,216 (320+ Donors)
"God opens the door of faith." These words are the theme for our 2013 Diocesan Stewardship Appeal. Our goal is set at $129,272 as our share of the common diocesan responsibility. Anything over that goal will be returned to the parish for updating our church. Starting next weekend, we will ask you for your commitment. Currently, 800 families out of 3,400 contribute. If all our parishioners contributed $160, our goal could easily be achieved, and we would have resources to accomplish our parish projects. Thank you, as always, for your great generosity. Please understand that any gift, large or small, is appreciated.
Father Peter Sarnicki, O.F.M., Conv.
Click here for more information, to view the new video, and/or to donate to the Diocesan Stewardship Appeal online!
This is an important Appeal... Please give generously.
2013-2014 SCHOOL REGISTRATION. We are currently accepting registrations for our Pre-school and Kindergarten programs. Please stop by the School or call for registration information. New families interested in enrolling their children in Grades 1st-8th at Saint Margaret Mary are invited to contact Mrs. Amy Johnson, School Principal, by phone 847-658-5313 or via Email. All Grade levels have openings for the 2013-14 School year. We hope you will consider joining our School community!
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.