Our Parish Family Welcomes You Home!
We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
Please click here to let us know your current home address, telephone number and your e-mail address! Also, we would like to update your family members living in your household. The form is secure, but if concerned, please stop by the Parish Office and we can fill out a Parish Form for you. Thank You and God Bless You!
SUMMER PARISH OFFICE HOURS. Monday -Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Sunday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
For the very latest Parish event pictures, click here.
JUNE 18: 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 on June 18th at 7:00 PM at Saint Margaret Mary.
JUNE 26: MARIAN CENTRAL'S ATHLETIC BENEFIT. Marian Central’s Athletic Benefit at Crystal Woods will take place on June 19th. The cost of $125 includes golf, carts, lunch and dinner. Registration is at 9:00 AM. The shotgun start is at 10:00 AM. Dinner only at 3:30 PM is $30 per person. Proceeds benefit all athletic programs. Contact the Development Office at 815-338-4220 ext. 125 or click here to visit their web site.
JUNE 26: FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM: DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE. The bill to redefine Marriage did not pass in the most recent legislative session, but the efforts will continue. Would you like to know more regarding this issue so that you can defend the Church’s teachings on traditional marriage? Deacon Richard F. Hudzik, D. Min, Co-Vicar for Diaconate Community of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Chairman of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Defense of Marriage Committee, will discuss the issues facing marriage and the attempts to redefine it on June 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1246 North Church Street in Rockford.
JULY 11: GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. Saint Margaret Mary Parish has a Grief Support Group. We want to provide a safe place where grieving people can come, listen, and share their stories. We want you to know that 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 second 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.
JULY 14: MANNA MONEY FOR EDUCATION ORDER DEADLINE @ 12 Noon. Manna money for education is a program to benefit all of our
Education programs which includes the Parish
School, our Polish School, Elementary, Middle, and High School
Religious Education Program and Youth Ministry.
This program allows you to purchase gift cards from
over 300 local and national businesses. Saint
Margaret Mary Education programs get a percentage
from every card purchased. It cost you nothing additional
to make a donation towards the education of
the youth in our parish. Simply email your name, phone number
and Parish ID number to (click here for email) to get started or call the Religious Ed Office at 847-658-9339.
Click here for a PDF Brochure of the Manna Money Program
2013 Diocesan Stewardship Appeal
PLEDGED TO DATE:
$85,954 (310 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!
Flower Garden (Green Thumb) Ministry Volunteers Needed!
We have a new coordinator, but still need about 3-4 volunteer for the gardens. Please consider volunteering for this Ministry. If you are interested, please contact either Fr. Peter or Clare Titus at the Parish Office.
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.