We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
New Liturgical Schedules for 4th Quarter
Schedules for Greeters, CLW, Altar Servers, Lectors and EME's are now posted for the months of November and December. Click here for the schedules on the Parish Music & Liturgy web site!
Click here for our new web site for Music & Liturgy (for Choir, Cantors, Altar Servers, EME's and more)!
CATHOLIC ASSISTANCE MISSIONS (CAM) LADIES FALL LUNCHEON. Please join us on Saturday, November 1, at the Golf Club of Illinois, 11 AM 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.
Click here for a PDF Brochure
ALL SOULS MEMORIAL MASS. 4:30 PM in Church.
This beautiful and annual Mass remembers those
members of our parish family and extended family
who have passed away in the last year. In this very special
centennial year we also invite you to come remember all of
your and our loved ones who have passed before us.
CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME. Sessions continue. Our parish is inviting Catholics who have been away from
the Church to attend our six week series entitled “Catholics
Returning Home”. Sessions are held at 7:30
PM in the Ministry Center. Click here for more details and we welcome you home!
SOLES FOR SOULS. Catholic Assistance Missions is collecting shoes for Haiti. We are asking for donations of shoes (used or new). Please join us in providing these soles for the very needy souls in Haiti. Bring your shoes (adult or child sizes) to Church on Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15-16. There will be a collection box in the church office. Thank you for sharing!
HAITI INFORMATION SESSION. There will be 2 mission trips to Haiti next spring. These will be sponsored by Catholic Assistance Missions. Meetings have been planned to describe the trip, discuss what occurs, how to serve, what to bring, and to answer your questions. If you are interested in going to Haiti, please attend our next session on November 9th at 12 Noon, after the 11 AM Mass, in Ministry Center Room 5. Could the Lord be calling you to serve?
FAMILY QUAKE MASS & FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER. You and your family are invited to a 4:30 PM Sunday Mass
(coordinated by the youth of the parish) on Sunday, November 9th.
Join us after Mass (5:30 PM-7:00 PM) in McDonnell Hall for a
Family Potluck Dinner! Please bring a dish to share for 6-8 people,
and experience the SMMYM Family Community.
TRIVIA NIGHT. Doors open at 6:00 PM and game starts at 7:00.
If you enjoy challenging yourself,
or just a night out with a great group of friends,
join us at St. Margaret Mary’s school gym.
Sign up as a group, couple, or even individually… all are welcome! $20.00 per person.
Bring your favorite “Brain” foods and beverages (including beer, wine, etc) of choice. It’s worth $500 to the highest scoring team! Plus a 50/50 Raffle, and prizes for the Best decorated tables or costumed team!
Click here for a PDF of the Trivia Night Sign-up Form
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.