Our Parish Office Hours: Sunday 8 AM to Noon. Monday-Thursday 9 AM-3 PM. Friday 9 AM-Noon. Closed on Saturday.

Faith Formation

  • Catholics Returning Home: We are a ministry of love and compassion through which team members experience God’s love in a unique way by witnessing the Holy Spirit working through themselves, other team members and those returning to the Church. Little can compare to joining in the feelings of the father of the prodigal son “… let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found. “~Luke 15: 23-24
  • Confirmation Preparation: Confirmation preparation at St. Margaret Mary is a one-year, eight-session process that begins in September and ends with Confirmation in the spring. In the Diocese of Rockford, teens may be confirmed as early as 9th grade. If you are over 18 and out of high school and would like to be confirmed in the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office about confirmation preparation for adults.
  • Finding God Together: Jesus said, “Let the children come to me…for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Parents, grandparents or guardians are given the special task to introduce the children to Jesus and teach them His ways. Sometimes there are circumstances in life that prevent us from introducing God to our children at an early age. Don’t worry! Jesus is here for you. This program helps the children to know God and to grow closer to Jesus through His words, examples, and prayers. This class is geared towards children in 3rd – 5th grade who seek the sacrament of Baptism and/or First Holy Communion. A parent is required to accompany their child and attend the parent program.
  • GATHER: The Family Faith Formation program is for all students who do not attend Catholic school. All students’ grades Pre-school through High School. Must participate with at least one parent. Catholic school families are welcome to participate.
  • RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: A program to welcome adults who wish to explore the Catholic faith. Those who choose may prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation; Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation. This program is for those who have not been raised in the Catholic faith, including the unbaptized, baptized Protestant, or baptized Catholic.
  • Totus Tuus: Totus tuus was Saint John Paul II’s apostolic motto. It is a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours” and expressed his personal consecration to Mary. The program is held in the summer. Seminarians and college young adults offer programs centering on the Theology of the Body, and our Catholic faith principles. It is especially geared to youth 5th grade through high school.
  • Vacation Bible School: VBS is for kids with prior preschool experience, age 3 to children who completed 5th grade during the past school year. Runs from 9:00 AM to noon one week in June. For more information, contact the Religious Education office.
  • Youth and Young Adult: We are the middle, high school, and young adult community at St. Margaret Mary. In this era of new evangelization, we bring Christ to young people and reveal the truth, goodness, and beauty of the church. Please visit our web site at smmym.org.