Love in Action
At St. Margaret Mary, we seek to be a faith community within which parishioners are invited and have the opportunity to serve and be served, giving, receiving and sharing their God-given giftedness. It is through the pillar of service at the parish or broader community level that a Christian steward is provided the opportunity to respond, in action, to his/her call to discipleship individually and/or collectively.
Please prayerfully consider how you can serve in our great Parish Ministries here at St. Margaret Mary. The following is a PDF listing of all current ministries and primary contact information. Feel free to reach out to the Ministry heads for more information on how to join.
The following are the Service Ministries at St. Margaret Mary Parish…
- Business Manager
- Creative Arts and Web Ministry: Evangelization through a newer medium…
- Facilities Manager
- Finance Council
- Flower Beds
- Grief Support: Provide a listening and caring meeting place for those suffering from the loss of a loved one.
- Haiti Mission: Coordinate mission trips and fundraising for our associated village of Despinasse, Haiti, and to promote general awareness of the plight of the Haitian people.
- Homeless Outreach
- Knights of Columbus (Council 11091)
- Mail Team
- Marytown Prison Outreach
- Meals On Wheels
- Men’s Kairos Prison Retreat
- Office Manager
- Parish Nurses
- Polish Parish Council
- Prayer Shawls
- Resale Shop – Walking Together
- Rosary Makers
- Shamrock Shave
- Society St. Vincent dePaul: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person, in-home service to those who are in need in the Algonquin/LITH area. Its members, called Vincentians, are a reflection of the whole family of God. They are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity which is nourished by prayer, reflection, and mutually supportive gatherings. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity. The society collaborates with other social and charitable organizations in relieving need and addressing its causes while making no distinction in those we serve because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.
- Visitation Ministry: This ministry maintains contact with parishioners who are unable to come to Church, due to illness or advancing age. People stay connected with our faith community, reducing feelings of isolation and separateness. During the visit, the scripture and a small prayer service with Holy Eucharist is provided. In addition, visitation ministers also provide the Holy Eucharist to all Catholic patients in Sherman Hospital every Monday.