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

Religious Education (RE) – GATHER Family Formation

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

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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.”
~Matthew 18:20


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.


AS FAMILY

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

Click Here for Our GATHER Family Registration Form (PDF)PRINTABLE

Click Here to Register for Religious Education and Pay Tuition Online


GATHER Session Dates

Sundays
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Wednesdays
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
First Reconciliation
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
 TBD


Second Grade Families— Please click here for the Sacramental Preparation schedule.


Family Events

  • 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.

   

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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.

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