Vacation Bible School

So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.”
~John 7:16

VBS 2018Vacation Bible School 2018

WHEN: June 11-15, 2018
WHERE: St. Margaret Mary Education Center Building & Grounds
TIME: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Daily
FOR: Children Grades Pre-K thru Grade 5 (all kids with preschool experience completing 5th grade in June 2018)

Another Successful Year of Vacation Bible School in 2017

St. Margaret Mary just wrapped up another successful year of Vacation Bible School (VBS). This year we had over 80 children participate in a “Cave Quest”, where we showed children in preschool – 5th grade that “Jesus is the Light of the World.” Children attended camp, Monday June 19 to Friday, June23rd and created one–of-a-kind tye-dye pillowcases, listened to some wonderful Bible stories, played awesome games, ate fantastic snacks and learned about Jesus’ love and support through a new Bible Buddy each day.

As part of our VBS program, we encourage the volunteers, attendees and their families to participate in a service project. This year’s project was to collect non-perishable “finger foods” and make “backpack meal bags” for children in need at Rock House Kids in Rockford, Illinois.   Children who may not have a meal outside of school are sent home with a bag filled with foods they can eat until their next meal and as a result of the families and volunteers generous donations we were able to assemble 111 bags plus donated additional juice, granola bars, and other necessities.

We are very lucky to have the support of Pastor Sarnicki, the RE Staff, the Knights of Columbus, and the parishioners who assist in keeping the costs low by donating items from a “donation board.”


At St. Margaret Mary we are always looking for additional volunteers to lead and assist in this very popular ministry, so whether you are a planner or helper, please join us NEXT year, June 18-22, 2018 for our next adventure. Contact Missy via email for more information.

Thank You,
Missy Payne