Outdoor Concert - August 17

Outdoor Concert

Our annual Outdoor Concert will be held Saturday, August 17, after 5:00 PM Mass. The concert will be held on the “East Lawn” outside the entrance to the Parish Center.

For those who have not attended this before, it’s sort of like Ravinia, Woodstock, a Jimmy Buffett concert, and Ribfest all rolled into one — without an entry fee and without the crowd.

This is a free concert put on by the SMMP’s extremely talented choir members. Please bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, blankets, beach balls, bags games, Frisbees, and food and beverages. The use of a grill will be provided. Come and enjoy the music.

Afternoon Receptionist

St. Margaret Mary is seeking a part-time Afternoon Receptionist, to serve as initial point of contact with parishioners and the public, and to provide a variety of general administrative duties for the parish. This is a job share with the morning receptionist, and normal hours are 1:00 – 5:00 PM Monday - Friday.

This position requires excellent people skills on the phone and in person, sensitivity to confidentiality, and an ability to work in a team environment. Familiarity with a large Catholic parish environment is a plus.

Experience working with the public, good proofreading and keyboard skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office are required.

Please contact Michael Prus, Business Manager, mjprus@smmp.com, or the Parish Office.

Thank You to our Green Thumbs

St. Margaret Mary

Many thanks to the dedicated group of volunteers - our “Green Thumbs” group - who keep our parish grounds looking beautiful this summer. On many hot summer days you will see them working hard to add color and beauty to our grounds. Their efforts help create a welcoming environment to all who visit and use our parish facilities.

The Green Thumbs are looking for a few good men and women, who enjoy gardening, who will trim, weed, and water the flower beds throughout the summer. Just pick your time and day! Do it with a group or alone - whatever you prefer. Please contact Deacon Terry Taylor at the Parish Office - 630-369-0777.

Are You Called?

Deacons

Are You Called to the Permanent Diaconate?

The Diocese of Joliet will begin the process of inviting men to discern the call to the diaconate in a series of four informational sessions:

The Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403
July 30, Aug. 6, 13 - 7:00-9:00 PM (English)
St John Paul II Parish
907 S. 9th Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
July 31, Aug. 7, 14 - 7:00-9:00 PM (English)
St. Petronille Church
420 Glenwood Avenue
Glen Elynn, IL 60137
August 1, 8, 15 - 7:00-9:00 PM (English)
The Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403
July 31, Aug. 7, 14 - 7:00-9:00 PM (Spanish)

If you sense God is calling you, please consider attending the Informational Sessions. These sessions are for interested persons for the Deacon Class of 2024. No registration required, and wives are welcome.
For more information, see our website at www.dioceseofjoliet.org/diaconate

St. Margaret Mary Parish Mission Statement

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."

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