Parish Mission — January 20, 21, & 22

Fr. Michael Fish
Parish Mission 2019
Living Contemplatively in Today’s World:
Discovering a Spirit of Balance, Harmony and Joy
in the Midst of Chaos
January 20, 21 and 22, 2019
7:00 to 8:30 PM
Fr. Michael Fish

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

  • Sunday, January 20: Life as a Journey: The Art of Living Alive and Free
  • Monday, January 21: Stalking the Gap: Facing Our Emptiness and Finding Mystery
  • Tuesday, January 22: The Woman at the Well: Identifying and Quenching our Deepest Longing

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.

Bingo Night


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.

Morning Enrichment — Wednesday, February 13

Morning Enrichment
Rites of Passage: An Interfaith Panel
Wednesday, February 13 — 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
COR Center
No Charge

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.

Sunshine Ministry

Sunshine Ministry

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.

If you or someone you know would be interested in enrolling
please contact Mary Straub at 630-983-6661
to find out more about the services provided by our Sunshine Ministry
and to begin the registration process.

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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