About St. Margaret Mary Parish
Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church and Parish is located in the southeastern part of McHenry County Illinois. It is located on the Fox River and is in a collar county of Chicago. The Parish has approximately 3,500 registered families with a Catholic Elementary School from preschool 3 years old until 8th grade; served by Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock; have a strong Religious Education Program for children using the public schools from age 3 to grade 5; have a Junior High Youth Ministry Program which includes Religious Education Faith Groups, Retreats, Socials, Service Projects and lots of Fun; and High School Youth Ministry Program which includes Religious Education Growth Groups, Retreats, Socials, Youth Masses, Large Group Speakers, Service Projects, Interaction with Neighboring Youth Groups; as well as offer a Young Adult Group and Adult Enrichment Programs.
“If you are looking for a parish which will support your faith and offer you the opportunity to grow in your relationship to God through prayer, worship and the service of others, you will find it here at Saint Margaret Mary.”
Within the Parish, there is also a Polish Community which celebrates a weekly Mass and Sacraments in the Polish Language. Also there is a Filipino Community which celebrates devotions and the Simbang Gabi Christmas Celebrations.
Specifics of Our Parish Family
We are a Parish of the Diocese of Rockford. The Diocese of Rockford continues to the Wisconsin border to our North, South to the Peoria Diocese, East to the Dioceses of Chicago and Joliet, and West to the Mississippi River. Saint Margaret Mary is a growing community which includes parts of Algonquin, parts of Lake in the Hills, and parts of Barrington Hills. We are a Stewardship Parish who believes that belonging to a Parish Family involves more than just attending Mass. God blesses us and gives us our Time, our Talents and our Treasure. Our Parish prides itself on being a “giving” parish. In thanksgiving of all that God has given to us, each parishioner is asked to share a portion of their gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure for the growth and development of God’s Kingdom. The many ministries of our Parish Family, as well as, the contributions of treasure allow the parish to do the work of God both within and without the parish. This “giving of ourselves” makes us a Stewardship Parish. If you are interested in giving of yourself at this time, please visit our Ministries page.to Top
Parish Campus Map
Our Parish Campus consists of many different buildings and facilities designed to serve the needs of the faithful at St. Margaret Mary. Our Church and Parish Offices (which include our Business and Liturgical Offices) run from the west along Algonquin Rd. to our Ministry Center, which includes McDonnell Hall, and then our Parish School bounded by Eastgate Dr. on the east side of our campus. In between we have our Friary (Priest’s Residence), our Walking Together Resale Shop, McGivney Hall (Knights of Columbus Building and Parish Storage). There is also a playground and athletic fields south of the school. Please click below for a PDF of our full Parish Campus Map or click the image at right for a larger view.to Top
Our Parish Boundaries
The established boundaries for our Parish are as follows:
West of the McHenry/Cook County line,
East of Randall Road,
North of Bolz-Longmeadow Road,
South of Miller Road in Lake in the Hills.
If you live within this area, you are part of our Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Parish Family. If so, please register by stopping in the Parish Office during regular hours to complete the necessary registration forms and receive general information about the parish and its activities. Our staff is always available to help you in any need.to Top
St. Margaret Mary is blessed to have a replica of the famed Cross of San Damiano hanging within our sanctuary (pictured at right). Have you every wondered what all of the images mean and the significance of the cross itself? The original cross was fashioned around the year 1100 and hangs in Santa Chiara Church in Assisi. When in 1257, the Poor Clares moved to Sanata Chiara, they took the original San Damiano Cross with them and still guard it with great reverence . Please click below for a PDF explaining the Cross of San Damiano.to Top