We also have a program called, “finding God together,” which is Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion for children in the 3rd grade or above.
St. Margaret Mary’s Family Religious Education Program
Saint Margaret Mary Parish embraces the concept of life long Faith Formation. National research, Church documents and our own “lived” experience show the importance of active parent participation in the faith formation of children. We offer “Gather” as one way to foster a community where everyone grows in knowledge of faith and communion throughout their lifetime.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.”
Gather is Saint Margaret Mary’s Family Faith Formation program for all students who do not attend Catholic school. All students grades Pre-school to High School participate with at least one parent. Catholic school families are welcome to participate.
We gather and spend time in fellowship community building RE classes for the student (Preschool-HS), adult sessions and a family activity where you work and grow together as a family.
Gather is offered:
- Wednesday: 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM (K thru HS)
- Sunday: 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM (3-4 PreSchool – HS)
In the Education Center. We will begin in the gymnasium.
NOTE: Only Sunday Sessions are still open for registration.
Gather Session Dates for 2016-17
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
|Sept 21, 2016||Sept 25, 2016|
|Oct 12, 2016||Oct 16, 2016|
|Nov 2, 2016||Nov 6, 2016|
|Nov 16, 2016||Nov 20, 2016|
|Dec 7, 2016||Dec 11, 2016|
|Jan 4, 2017||Jan 8, 2017|
|Jan 25, 2017||Jan 29, 2017|
|Feb 22, 2017*||Feb 12, 2017*|
|March 15, 2017||March 19, 2017|
|April 5, 2017||April 9, 2017|
|May 3, 2017||May 7, 2017|
Second Grade Families— Please click here for the Sacramental Preparation schedule.
*In February 2017 only— Sunday session is before the the Wednesday session.
We need help with our new GATHER: Family Faith Formation, and there is a place for you whether you can volunteer to help in the Planning and Design group, or volunteer just a few hours with project prep or meal and snack prep.
We especially need:
- Teachers and Aides for Preschool (Sunday Only)
- Teachers and Aides for 1st grade and 2nd Grade (Wednesday and Sunday)
- Child Care Coordinator and volunteers to help in our new Child Care room Wednesday and Sunday
Will you be willing to share the gift of your time and talent for Jesus in this way? Thank you so much for your faith and your dedication to the baptismal promises of your children.
Ellie M. Nelson, DRE, 847-658-9339to Top
FOR SECOND GRADE PARENTS
This is such a special year as you continue to prepare your child for the First Reception of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The following dates are for your child’s Reconciliation Retreat, Reconciliation, and First Communion Retreat. These dates are important and require parents to attend… Please click here to go to our special section on Second Grade Sacramental Preparation.