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

We invite you to read our Parish Annual Report. Click on the headline to open the link.

Click the headline for a message from Fr. Max.

Resolve to grow deeper in your faith this coming year. Sign up for Be Formed! This session is entitled “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: The Liturgy of the Eucharist” and is led by Fr. Burke Masters. Click the headline for more information and to sign up. Registration closes January 12.

All are welcome to join us for our annual parish mission. Over a series of three evenings, Friar Johnpaul will lead us in a reflection on the scriptural encounters with God on the Holy Mountains in his engaging and informative style. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget. This event will also be live-streamed. Click the headline for more information.

Join us from 6:30 – 9:30pm for a great night of fun and prizes. All are invited! Beverages and light refreshments will be available. Talk to old friends, meet new ones, have fun, and win some cash. Admission is free! A portion of the revenue from this event is donated, through the Men’s Club, to various charities in the parish and local community!

The discipline of prayerful discernment provides us the disposition and skills for discerning the will of God in our lives. This presentation will discuss practical ways for integrating the practice of prayerful discernment in our lives. Click the headline for more information and to register online by February 3 at 5:00pm to be emailed the Zoom link.

Through Scripture, saints, and stories with a little wisdom and a bit of wit, this Morning Enrichment presentation will leave you eager to share the Gospel supremely! No registration necessary.

Escape for a weekend of prayer with fellow women in the parish at a beautiful retreat house in Mundelein. Presented by Kelly Wahlquist.

Upcoming Events

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

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.”