Diocesan policy requires any volunteer who is involved with minors under the age of 18 on a regular, recurring basis and those who may have an opportunity to be alone with children to attend a Protecting God's Children Workshop. The next workshop here at St. Margaret Mary takes place:
Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 PM in the Upper Room.
The estimated length of the session is three hours. There is no charge to participate in a workshop. Contact the RE office for further details, 630-369-0833.
The Diocese of Joliet offers workshop sessions at various locations throughout the diocese, on different dates. See the Upcoming Workshops List for dates and locations.
Introduction to Contemplative Prayer
Facilitator: Al Gustafson Sunday, September 30 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Cor Center $30 (includes lunch)
To register, call 630.369.0777 by September 25
This is for those seeking an introduction or reorientation to contemplative prayer, also referred to as meditation practice.
The day will be made up of teaching, contemplative exercises and a thorough introduction to the method of Centering Prayer as taught by Contemplative Outreach. This is an excellent way to prepare for other experiences offered for the contemplative community at St. Margaret Mary.
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."