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 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 are excited to digitally release our 2019-2020 Parish Report! This 23-page report gives a ministerial and financial overview of our parish over the past financial year (running from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020). This report compliments the financial report which ran in our Sept. 27 bulletin. Please click link below to open…

Backgrounder Resources for our Parish Social Mission Advocacy Campaign We are asking our U.S. Senators and Representative to include in the next stimulus bill an extension of the protections of the Military Lending Act, including a 36% rate cap, to cover all new loans made to all Americans during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Below are…

This year’s Saturday Morning… Live speaker series is appropriately titled “Seeking Certainty in Uncertain Times” and will be presented online. Join us for our second session as Sam Goodwin discusses the uncertainty he faced during the summer of 2019 when he was unjustly detained and held hostage in Syria for more than two months. Click the headline for more information. Register online by Oct. 22 at 5:00pm.

Join us virtually as Ryan Purcell highlights what the domestic church of yesteryear was like and offers ideas for sharing rituals, prayers and blessings in your home. In this time of worshipping at home due to Covid-19, these ideas are most welcomed. Register online by 5:00pm on November 9. Click the headline for more info and to register.

Save the date for our 4th annual Big Day of Service! Sign ups coming soon!
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40).

“The Inward Journey of Advent”. Join your CRHP sisters for a virtual evening of reflection and prayerful sharing. Click the headline for more information. Please register by November 20.

Due to the pandemic, you can participate in this year’s Christmas Giving Tree online. The need is even more urgent this year because of the economic impact of the pandemic — especially on low-wage “essential” workers. Click the headline for information on how you can participate and to donate.

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 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.”