Our Parish Family Welcomes You Home!
We welcome you home and you are always invited to celebrate with us.
2014-15 School Year
We are currently accepting registrations for the 2014-2014 school year in Pre-school through 8th grade. Please stop by the School or call us for registration information at 847-658-5313, or contact us via Email. All Grade levels have openings for the 2014-15 School year. We hope you will prayerfully consider joining our wonderful School community! Click here for the school web site.
Our Centennial Mission Appeal
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
Our Centennial Mission Appeal has begun!
This Appeal will be a time of prayer and discernment for our congregation and an opportunity for each of us to grow in faith, obedience, and generosity.
You will soon be receiving the Our Centennial Mission Appeal Kick-Off Announcement in your homes. Please take time to read this communication, and others that will be available to you over the next few weeks, in order to stay informed about this important emphasis in the life of our congregation.
Click here for our New Centennial Mission Appeal web site!
YOUR ONLINE CATHOLIC STORE-- If It's Catholic It's here! Gifts, books, apparel and more!
Click here for our new web site for Music & Liturgy (for Choir, Cantors, Altar Servers, EMEs and more)!
HOLY WEEK CONTINUES WITH THE EASTER TRIDUUM (April 17-20).
Click here for our full schedule of Holy Week and Easter Masses.
DIVINE MERCEY NOVENA. A Novena will be said for nine consecutive days. According to Saint Mary Faustina’s words, Jesus himself in a vision, asked to pray the Divine Mercy, celebrated each year on the 1st Sunday after Easter. The Novena will begin on Good Friday. There is a prayer intention for a specific group of people on each of the nine days. Please join us.
Good Friday - 11:45 AM; Holy Saturday - 7:45 PM; Easter Sunday - 8:45 AM; Easter Monday - 9:00 AM; Tuesday - 9:00 AM; Wednesday - 9:00 AM; Thursday - 9:00 AM;
Friday - 9:00 AM; and Saturday - 4:15 PM.
FIRST COMMUNION MASSES. 9:30 AM Communion Mass
Rehearsal on Tuesday, April 22nd, 7:00-8:30 PM. 12 Noon Communion Mass
Rehearsal on Thursday, April 24th, 7:00-8:30 PM.
THE CANONIZATION OF TWO POPES: Blessed John XXIII &
Blessed John Paul II. Saint Margaret Mary Church
- Join Us!
Saturday Evening: April 26th, 2014.
Vigil Prayer at 8:00 PM. Sunday, April 27th, 2014 Holy Mass at12:00 PM at
Saint Margaret Mary Church.
Reception to follow at McDonnell Hall.
Click here for more information
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND. May 30 - June 1 at the Education Center. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend right here at Saint Margaret Mary! This Friday - Sunday experience is a time for couples to rediscover each other and together focus on their relationship for an entire weekend. Every
marriage deserves that kind of attention. This is a non-residential weekend, so couples will go home at night and return in the morning. For more information contact: Garry & Arla Thomas, 847-658-1585 or by Email.
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.