25th Sunday of Ordinary Time on September 24th, 2023
Today, the Gospel presents the parable of the generous landowner and the workers in the vineyard, where the latecomers are getting paid as much as those who worked all day.  The Gospel message is that it’s simply never too late to experience God’s mercy and forgiveness.
Today, let us pray in gratitude for God whose generosity is so compelling and merciful.

  • Join us this Wednesday for 24-hour adoration following the 8:30 AM Mass and concluding before the morning Mass on Thursday.  On Wednesday, we will have a Holy Hour of Prayer for the Family from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  • Please join us for a living Rosary in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month immediately after the 11 AM Mass Sunday, September 24th at the grotto next to the Knights of Columbus McGivney building.  We will come together as a community to offer our prayers, support, and compassion for those who have been affected by suicide.
  • In keeping with the National Eucharistic Rival called for by the Bishops of the United States, a two-part fall/spring study on the Eucharist will be offered beginning Tuesday, October 10th.  This weekend there is a table in Bethany lobby to get more information and to sign up.
  • With the National Eucharistic Congress next July 2024, if you are interested in attending this event we have a sign-up sheet in the parish office.   If you are interested, please sign up so we can determine the interest in attending as a Parish family.
  • Please mark your calendars to join the Life Chain on October 1st in West Dundee from   1:00 PM to 2:00 PM or in Crystal Lake from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
  • The mental health ministry will be meeting to discuss “Living In Happiness”.  Please join us this Thursday September 28th at 7:00 PM in the lower level of the ministry center.
  • Mark your calendars for next Sunday for the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn in between the Church and the Ministry Center at 3:00 PM.
  • Please join us for an adult educational opportunity on Saturday September 30th in the school at 9:30 AM the session will cover the Mass, the Roman Missal, and Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • Please grab a bulletin on the way out of Mass today it contains many opportunities for expressing your faith and turning to our Lord in prayer.
  • The Walking Together resale shop is now open, please stop in to see what they have.
  • Donations to St. Margaret Mary can be made weekly through the offertory at the entry to the church or can be made online through give central.  We thank everyone for their generosity to help support our parish at St Margaret Mary.