St. Margaret Mary

The Parish with Heart

St. Margaret Mary

The Parish with Heart

Daily Masses are live streamed at 8:15am. Sunday Masses are live streamed at 9:00am. Click here to watch on Facebook. Click here to watch on YouTube. You can watch them anytime.

Welcome to St. Margaret Mary Parish!

Thank you for visiting our website! St. Margaret Mary is a Roman Catholic Parish located in Naperville, Illinois, right on the border of Naperville and Lisle. Please take a few moments to explore the site and see a bit of the richness of life and faith at our parish.

We are known for the many opportunities we provide to learn about our faith and to become more faithful followers of Christ. Please come and experience our prayerful celebrations of the Mass, our thoughtful and challenging educational activities for all ages, or our many opportunities to serve our community.

We especially welcome newcomers to our local area, and those curious about the Catholic faith. We hope our parish can give you nourishment for your personal journey, and can help you to grow in love for God and for all God’s people.

Since our founding over 40 years ago, St. Margaret Mary has been known as the parish with heart. Even though we are not yet able to fully gather together, we’ve been working hard to ensure we can all stay connected virtually.

Parish Announcements

Volunteer to provide an Easter Food Basket to a family in need. Our parish will be collecting Easter food baskets (for families of six) to be given to local social service agencies to be distributed to low-income families in our area. Below is a list of items to include: Fresh or canned ham (6-10 lbs.)…

St. Margaret Mary is seeking a Parish Secretary (30 hours per week), to provide a variety of general administrative duties for the parish, including: producing the parish bulletin, coordinating arrangements for funerals, weddings & baptisms, receiving registrations, record keeping, ordering liturgical supplies, and preparing electronic communications. Secretarial experience with good typing skills, and basic knowledge…

St. Margaret Mary Parish is seeking a Director of Music. We are an inclusive, welcoming and vibrant Roman Catholic Faith community with a history of excellent liturgies. Candidates should be Catholic or have a good understanding of Catholic liturgical practices and demonstrate the ability to use a variety of musical genres. Please click on the headline for more information.

Join us in the church for Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm Fridays during Lent (except Feb. 26th). Attend in person or watch the live-stream.

The purpose of this four-session presentation is to explore the origins of racism; the continuing impact it has on our institutions and systems; and how white people can become allies in the struggle to dismantle it. Conversations about race can make us uncomfortable, but we hope to create a safe space for individuals to listen and learn from the safety of their homes and be free to ask questions with-out being judged. Click the headline for more information.

Immerse yourself in the prayerfulness and peace of Lent. Watch our live streamed Taizé prayer service at 7:00pm.

Join us virtually as Sr. Sallie reflects on what a virtue is and what trust is. Register online by 5:00pm on March 8. Click the headline for more info and to register.

Men of the parish are invited to spend a virtual spiritual weekend “Bringing 2020 into 20/20 Clarity.” Click the headline for more information and to register by March 5.

Upcoming Events

05
March

Stations of the Cross

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St. Margaret Mary
07
March

Taizé Prayer

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ online

We are a Mission-Focused Parish

We believe our parish exists because of God’s initiative, not ours. It is God who has called the parish into being and it is the mission of our parish to discern and to participate in God’s mission for us.

We believe our parish does not create its own vision of the future, but must discern and participate in God’s vision. Because of this we are called to regularly reflect on our calling in order to meet the changing historical and social circumstances that confront us.

We believe that our discerned calling is central to the life and mission our parish and must be ongoing and continuous if the parish is to be faithful and effective in ministry and mission. We accomplish this work with our three-year communal discernment cycle.

All Are Welcome, Walk in Love

Parish Calling 2018-2021

Following Jesus’ call to “go and make disciples of all nations,” St. Margaret Mary Parish strives to create a welcoming, loving, and merciful community that serves those in need and shares the joy of the Gospel. We believe we are called to break down the walls that divide us—accepting, affirming, and accompanying each other, even those with whom we disagree. We seek unity, not uniformity.

Our 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.”