Transition from ParishPay to WeShare NOW COMPLETE
As described recently, our parish continues to offer an option for automated donations. Our long-tme partner which facilitates automated giving, ParishPay, was recently acquired by Liturgical Publications, Inc.. Liturgical Publications has migrated ParishPay users to its own automated giving facility, called WeShare.
The migration of account information is now complete. No action is necessary to maintain your current level of automated contributions. Should you want to make changes, you will need to verify your WeShare account. Please visit: Verify Your WeShare Account
For more information on the transition, please see this brochure.
Thanks for your patience with this transition. And as always, deep thanks for your continuing participation in St. Margaret Mary.
Conversation on Living Well - While Facing Our Mortality
Monday, October 22 4:30 PM — 8:00 PM, in the Upper Room RSVP to SMMP: 630-369-0777 by Monday, October 16 Cost: $15.00 includes your meal and resource materials
We ask that participants read the book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande (and/or watch the PBS Frontline program: Being Mortal) - and come prepared to engage in conversation over a meal.
The issues of death and dying are inevitable in every person’s life. If we have had conversations with our families and friends before we experience declining health or a health crisis, we are much better able to make decisions thoughtfully and carefully. When we are well prepared, we truly are providing a gift to our families and friends.
We will be having a presentation and discussion on Advance Directives: Medical Power of Attorney for Health Care, Living Will and POLST (DNR) documents, hospice and palliative care and how to have these important conversations.
The event will be facilitated by Rebekah Asensio, RN and Barbara Burkhardt, MA. Rebekah is a nurse leader with experience including hospice nursing and case management, who has facilitated care discussions and conversations around end of life decisions. Barbara is a spiritual director, and has worked as a hospital chaplain for eight years. She has worked with families and patients as they approach death and dying, and struggle with complicated issues of grief and loss. She has also facilitated grief support groups.
Sharon Jensen, LCSW, LCPC will also be on a panel discussion. She has experience with issues of care for those who are ill, elderly, and mentally handicapped.
Annual Financial Report to Parishioners
Each year at this time, the parish Finance Committee prepares an annual financial report to parishioners. This year's report is printed in the bulletin of October 1. It is important for all parishioners to know and understand our parish's stewardship efforts and fiscal status. This report covers the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, and the 2017-18 fiscal year budget.
The Finance Committee also provides periodic financial updates during the year. To view these reports, and the annual financial reports from prior years, please see our Financial Reports page.
Come Encounter Jesus
Embrace His Kingdom
Parish Theme and Calling 2015-17
As a worshipping Roman Catholic parish family we are guided by a collegial partnership of laity, pastor, and ministerial staff. Together we seek to foster spiritual growth through the active practice of Christianity. By the sharing of our God-given talents and resources with all God's people we strive for peace and justice as the "Parish with Heart."