Fr. Michael Fish develops the notion of 'the inner monk', the 'hermit in the world' and how to live a balanced rhythm in the world. Fr. Michael enjoys working with lay people who are searching for a relevant spirituality. Solitude is only part of his calling and he offers retreats, talks and spiritual direction to religious, parochial and lay communities. From mid-September to the end of October 2014, Fr. Michael made his way through Spain en route to the Santiago de Compostela.
Visit his web site at https://hermitfish.com
All services will begin promptly at 7:00 to 8:30 PM at St. Margaret Mary Church. Refreshments are served after each service. Baby-sitting in Room 16 upon prior request. Contact the Parish Office at 630-369-0777 for more information.
Friday, February 1 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM in the Parish Center
It's an evening of BINGO and what better way to start off the weekend than with a great night of fun and prizes. Talk to old friends, meet new ones, have some fun, and win some cash. Admission is free!
All members of the parish and their friends are invited! Beverages and light refreshments will be available.
A portion of the revenue from this event is donated, through the Men's Club, to various charities in the Parish and the local community.
At some point in one's faith journey a person is invited to intentionally move from childhood faith to adult faith. This movement is marked by a period of preparation and a meaningful ritual.
In this session, panelists of various Christian and non-Christian religions will describe their preparation and ritual. All are invited to come and share the richness of various faith traditions.
Reassurance for the Elderly, Shut-Ins, and Bed-Ridden
Our parish Sunshine Ministry offers daily calls to seniors who live alone; people who are bed-ridden for the greater portion of the day; and those residing in nursing or retirement homes. These daily calls are made at a time convenient to the person called and may, in some instances, include a second or third periodic call throughout the day or night. The call is friendly in nature, talking about subjects of interest to the person called.
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."