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

At the last picnic, more than 150 volunteers helped make the Parish Picnic a success!  Please consider volunteering a bit of your time this year to make it another successful family-fun event. Click the headline to find out more and for the signup link.

Calling all students, young and old… bring your backpack and join us for a special blessing of the backpacks after Masses.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an outdoor showing of “Sing” at SMMP. Popcorn and light refreshments will be available. The evening begins at 7:30pm.

Join us for our annual outdoor concert! The free, Ravinia-style event is put on by our extremely talented choir members (OTR, Off the Rails). Bring your picnic basket, lawn chair, blanket, food and beverages.

As a vibrant, active, caring faith community, we invite parishioners to use their talents and time in service to others. There are many volunteer opportunities available providing a great way to make new friends and to feel “at home” at St. Margaret Mary. Sign up by clicking the headline to access an electronic form.

Registration is underway for the 2021-2022 school year. We are planning a safe in-person learning environment. Seating capacity will be limited, so register by June 15th in order to guarantee class placements for your child(ren).

Upcoming Events

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August

Blessing of the Backpacks

5:00 pm
@ St. Margaret Mary
14
August

Outdoor Movie Night

7:30 pm
@ St. Margaret Mary
15
August

Blessing of the Backpacks

9:00 am — 10:00 am
@ St. Margaret Mary
28
August

Welcome Weekend for Kelly Reznicek

5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
@ St. Margaret Mary

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.”