2016 DIOCESAN APPEAL
Every year at the end of April, the Diocese of Rockford announces the Diocesan Appeal. This year’s theme of the appeal is God’s Mercy Leads Us. This theme was chosen because we are celebrating the Jubilee Year of God’s Mercy. As the Holy Father Francis tells us, we are not only the receivers of God’s mercy, but we should be the apostles of this beautiful gift from God. We should be merciful towards others and share the good news of God’s mercy with everyone... MORE...
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NOVENA TO THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS. The Joyful Stewards invite you to join them on Thursday, May 26th, to begin the novena (nine days of prayer) leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, June 3rd. The novena begins on Thursday, May 26th. It may be prayed privately, with your family, within parish ministries, or with your neighbors and friends. Suggestion: If you are praying it with others, take turns leading the novena each day, or share the various sections among those taking part.
Click here for a PDF of the Novena to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
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.
FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART - JOIN US FOR THE NOVENA TO THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS. Together let’s pray the ninth day of the Novena to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 3rd in McDonnell Hall from 7:30 - 8:00 PM. Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in You!
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 VERY SPECIAL YEAR OF MERCY EVENT...
A PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IN LACROSSE, WISCONSIN - June 10-11, 2016. Join our Pastor, Fr. Peter Sarnicki, OFM Conv., for a Holy Year of Mercy pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of
Guadalupe and the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker in La Crosse, WI. Together, we will ponder the astounding
events that led up to the apparitions and hear the story of how Our Lady conquered the hearts of the Americas. Deadline for registration is May 20th. Join us for this very special Pilgrimage in this Holy Year of Mercy!
Click here for a PDF of the Pilgrimage Brochure and Information
Click here for a PDF of the Pilgrimage Registration Form
SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School
WHEN: June 13th -
WHERE: St. Margaret Mary Education Center
TIME: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Daily
FOR: Children Grades Pre-K thru Grade 5 (all kids with preschool experience completing 5th grade in June 2016)
Everest Vacation Bible School is packed full of activities including games, cool Bible Songs, age appropriate crafts and tasty treats are just a few of the things that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we will help kid’s discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life. For more information, call the RE office at 847-658-9339. Click here for more details and to register.
SAVE THE DATE: Parish Women's Retreat
A JOURNEY WITH ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
WHEN: November 10-11, 2016
WHERE: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein, IL
“What are the difficult obstacles we place in our relationship with God?”
During this retreat we will see how God’s grace continues to draw us into a deeper relationship of love. Enjoy this moment away to enter more deeply into the spirit of this great saint of the Church with Msgr. John Canary. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
Parish School Registration Continues!
You may register at the Parish School office and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please feel free to call the school office at (847) 658-5313 if you have questions or would like a tour of our preschool. We hope you will consider having your family become part of the Saint Margaret Mary School community. Click here for the new School web site!
Click here for a PDF of Our Pre-School Brochure
Click here for a PDF of Full School Brochure
Saint Margaret Mary is part of the Rockford Diocese.