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Dear Margaret Mary,
As we begin a new month of staying in place I know many of you are becoming weary of the new normal while at the same time concerned and even frightened at the possibilities on our horizon. But this is also an opportunity for us to practice and experience solidarity with the suffering of the world. The paschal mystery of our Lord’s death and resurrection changes for all time the the way people can frame the meaning of life and death. And providentially this month is the yearly renewal of that mystery.
So on the one hand the liturgy will be bare bones but on the other it will be more immediate than ever. Our work will be joining in our own awareness the suffering of all the world with the love of God and the glory of God promised by Christ’s resurrection. This can only lead to a deeper sense of gratitude for life, for love, for God and the life he had given us to share.
The schedule is a bit different this year. Saturday evening we will celebrate Jesus’ messianic entrance into Jerusalem. It will be relatively brief. We will distribute palms when this is all over. Sunday morning we will have the reading of the passion from Matthew and Mass.
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Keeping you all in prayer,
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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.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING A FINANCIAL CRISIS? Saint Vincent DePaul (SVDP) provides short term financial assistance to those living within St Margaret Mary’s parish boundaries – whether members of the parish or not. Aid is for items such as rent/mortgage, utilities, auto repair and medication. To request help leave a phone message at 630-369-0777. WOULD YOU…
Our acting bishop has written a letter that I concur with completely. If you know of people who are stranded or unable to shop for groceries let us know. We have some volunteers who will step in and others who will make calls to those elderly folks we are aware of but you all can help by letting us know of what you know. – Fr. Paul
Dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and all members of the Joliet Diocesan Community, Governor Pritzker has issued an order mandating a “stay in place” for all citizens of the State of Illinois. The order is effective at 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 21st and has the following implications for the parishes/schools and institutions in the Diocese…
Enhance your prayer life from the comfort of your home. Our online chapel is free and is open to anyone interested in the spiritual practice of meditation and lectio divina. SMMP offers virtual meditation chapels, open at different days and times each week, where you can experience the enrichment and community of online contemplation.
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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.”