Bishop Conlon visit - November 17-18

Bishop Daniel Conlon
Bishop Daniel Conlon

Bishop Conlon to visit St. Margaret Mary
Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18

From Fr. Paul:

On November 17 and 18, we are welcoming Bishop Daniel Conlon to our parish. He started visiting all the parishes when he arrived in Joliet in 2011. He is almost at the end of his first round of visits. In general, he wants to meet with parishioners and get to know us. He is open to any questions at any time during his visit. He will be most available on Sunday during the coffee and doughnut gathering in our Parish Center.

Please see the schedule for Bishop Conlon's visit.

Sign Up for St. Margaret Mary's Big Day of Service

All Are Welcome
      You're Invited!
            SMMP's
  Big Day of Service

To honor the 2nd World Day of the Poor

We come together on
Saturday, November 17th
to serve those in need

Click Here to Sign Up Online

Service opportunities between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm
Various tasks, time commitments, and locations available
Some projects will be at SMMP and some “on location.”
Invite your family and friends in the community.
All are welcome!
Questions? Please email julie.lomax@gmail.com and carrietilt@gmail.com

At Home Retreats — November 25 - 30

At Home Retreat

St. Margaret Mary's At-Home Retreat is a unique opportunity for you to meet daily with a spiritual advisor and deepen your personal relationship with God.

From November 25 - 30, you will meet with a spiritual director at St. Margaret Mary for 1/2 hour each day focusing entirely on you and your relationship with God. Then, you can continue the retreat from the comfort of your home.

Please register by November 16 at (630) 369-0777.
Fee $75

Parish Annual Appeal

All Are Welcome
IT'S TIME FOR OUR PARISH ANNUAL APPEAL

The Pastoral Council and the Stewardship Committee are once again sponsoring our Annual Appeal for contributions to St. Margaret Mary Parish.

  • Watch for your appeal package in the mail in early November.
  • Prayerfully consider what you can give.
  • Return the PLEDGE CARD by December 2.
  • Consider automating your contributions with ONLINE GIVING.
  • SMMP also accepts PLANNED GIFTS of securities.

Why an Annual Appeal? Seedling

  • Our mission is to do God's work at SMMP. Remaining financial viable is part of that work.
  • Fixed expenses continue to increase
  • It reminds us of our responsibility to Stewardship.
  • It helps communicate the financial health of our Parish.
Thank you for your sacrifice and for helping make St. Margaret Mary a place where faith flourishes!

Women's Christ Renews His Parish — Sunday, November 18

Journey On

Sunday, November 18
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Upper Room

All women who have participated in one of SMMP's CRHP retreats are invited to join us for our next Journey On event. Come share an evening of prayer, fellowship, and reflection on deepening our spirituality as we prepare ourselves for the season of Advent.

“Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant.”   ~ Isaiah 55

RSVP to the Parish Office at (630) 369-0777 by November 15th.

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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