We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
New Liturgical Schedules Now Posted
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)!
DINNER DANCE & PARISH MEGA RAFFLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Be sure to stop by and see us after Mass in Bethany Lobby or order online for MEGA $10,000 Raffle Tickets and Dinner Dance Reservations! Hurry... Seating is limited. Get your tickets early and save!
MARIAN CENTRAL OPEN HOUSE. Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock welcomes you to attend our annual Open House for all prospective students and their parents. 1:00 PM in the auditorium where an administrative presentation will take place. If you are a parent of a junior high student who is interested in the possibility of attending Marian and want to find out more about our school, please feel welcome to attend this event.
THANKSGIVING. The Parish Offices of Saint Margaret Mary will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving. In a special way, we remember you in prayer on Thanksgiving. We invite you to begin your Thanksgiving Day, by joining with your “parish family” at Holy Mass. The Mass will begin at 9:00 AM.
FAITH ON FIRE (CENTENNIAL EDITION): WHEN THE WORLD PRAYED FOR TWA FLIGHT 847. The Faith on Fire! series of talks continues with the heartfelt and deeply spiritual stories of fellow parishioners. George and Jo Ann Lazansky will share their experiences of being held hostage, how God never abandoned them, and how our parish family and the world prayed, watched and waited. Includes questions and answers, refreshments. McDonnell Hall. 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Sponsored by: Centennial Stewardship Ministry, seeking to live the 4 pillars of parish stewardship: Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service.
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.