St. Margaret Mary’s GATHER Family Faith Formation
Here at Saint Margaret Mary, we put families front and center in their own family faith formation. Parents, you are the most important example to your children. Family Faith Formation makes it exciting and practical as both parents and children “live and learn” the Catholic faith together! Parent involvement in your child’s faith formation increases not only a child’s identification with their Catholic faith as they grow, but the commitment to and practice of the Catholic faith as they reach adulthood.
As ministers of the church (the GATHER Team), our role is to accompany you on the journey as you grow and learn more about Jesus and the Church. We learn from you and we will share our experiences of God and Church with you as well!
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.”
Who is GATHER Family Faith Formation for?
GATHER Family Faith Formation is for all families who do not attend a Catholic school. All families: Preschool-High School participate together.
At the GATHER sessions, we will meet (with all safety protocols set by the Diocesan guidelines) in the Gym. Safety remains a top priority. To ensure the well-being of all families that participate in GATHER, our staff and volunteers will be cleaning the gym, restrooms and high touch areas before and in between each session.
GATHER Family Faith Formation is offered for 11 sessions for 4 different time periods:
- Sunday A = 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
- Sunday B = 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
- Wednesday A = 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday B = 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We GATHER in the Education Center (119 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin) and will have specific entry and exit protocols to follow for optimum safety for your family. Information to follow via email after registration. Childcare (15 months-4yr) will not be available until further notice.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR
GATHER Session Dates
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
|Sept 12, 2021||Sept 15, 2021|
|Oct 3, 2021||Oct 6, 2021|
|Oct 24, 2021||Oct 27, 2021|
|Nov 14, 2021||Nov 17, 2021|
|Dec 5, 2021||Dec 8, 2021|
||Tuesday, November 30th|
|Jan 9, 2022||Jan 12, 2022|
|Feb 6, 2022||Feb 9, 2022|
|Feb 27, 2022||Mar 2, 2022|
|March 20, 2022||March 23, 2022|
|April 10, 2022||April 13, 2022|
|First Holy Communion
Second Grade Families— Please click here for the Sacramental Preparation schedule.
- Quake Mass and Community Meal
If you are unable to attend the session that you registered for, you are welcome to attend the alternate date. Please call the Religious Education Office (847-658-9339) or Youth Ministry Office at (847-658-7881) to inform us of your intent to attend another date, so we can mark attendance and plan on extra supplies. Thank you.
FOR SECOND GRADE PARENTS
This is such a special year as you continue to prepare your child for the First Reception of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The following dates are for your child’s Reconciliation Retreat, Reconciliation, and First Communion Retreat. These dates are important and require parents to attend… Please click here to go to our special section on Second Grade Sacramental Preparation.to Top