Watch Fr. Paul’s welcome back video detailing our new Mass procedures.
Daily Masses are be held Mondays – Fridays at 8:15am. There are no Saturday morning Mass except for funerals. We will continue to live stream the daily masses at 8:15 am.
Dispensation from the Sunday obligation remains in place indefinitely. If you are fearful or are reluctant to return to Sunday observance at this time, you should not do so. The faithful are under no moral obligation to attend Mass. Masses will continue to be streamed live Sundays at 9:00am and daily at 8:15am
We are holding weekend Masses on Saturdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 9:00am. At this time, we can fill the church to 10-15% of capacity; therefore a limited number of people are allowed to attend each Mass. Volunteers should only sign up on the volunteer registration not on the attendees signup on the website. However, their family members must sign up on the attendee registration in order to also attend Mass.
Those wanting to attend a weekend Mass must sign up through the parish website each week. Registration opens on Mondays at 10:00am and close Fridays at 10:00am. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those without computer access can call the parish office at (630) 369-0777. If all spots are filled, you can request to be put on a waitlist and receive priority sign-up for the following week’s Mass.
If you become ill, or cannot attend Mass, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at (630) 369-0777 to cancel your reservation and allow space for those on the waitlist.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
• Stay home if you are ill
• Make sure you have a face covering to bring and wear
• Make sure you have registered to attend Mass in advance
• Do not arrive more than 20 minutes before the Mass begins
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
• Enter Green Trails parking lot through east entrance only
• Wait patiently in your car until a greeter tells you to enter the church and checks you in
• Keep your face covering on at all times except for receiving communion
• Sanitize your hands as directed by greeters
• Observe social distancing at all times
• Please leave your offering in the boxes provided at the entrance
AFTER THE SERVICE
• You will be dismissed by pew. Please follow the instructions of the greeter.
• Exit only through the front door
• Do not congregate outside the church doors
• Continue to wear your face covering or mask until you leave the area where worshipers are gathered.
While our parish staff and volunteers are taking appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guest should understand that they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 anytime they enter a public space since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to church. With your help and cooperation, we will be able to worship together once again in our beloved church. Remember, because dispensation from the Sunday obligation remains in place, you are under no moral obligation to attend Mass.
Since our founding 40 years ago, St. Margaret Mary Parish has been known as the parish with heart. Even though we are physically separated for time being, our parish is alive and well doing what we do best: worshipping as a family, growing spiritually and sharing our talents and resources with all God’s people. Here’s a look at some of the things we are working on while we are apart:
- We are offering daily Masses streamed live on Facebook & YouTube.
- Registration for next year’s Faith Formation is open online.
- Daybreak Transitional Housing continues to support 3 previously homeless families via Zoom meetings with the volunteer mentors on a weekly basis. Each family has been affected by reduced /lost employment, so they need our support more than ever. The Daybreak committee also meets monthly via ZOOM. We have been blessed with several unexpected (and large) donations from parishioners, and continue to explore how to make up for fundraising shortfalls due to cancelled events.
- Our online prayer chapels meet daily. Click here for a link.
- We have had 2 Mornings of Reflection dealing with Transitions
- Saturday Morning Live and Morning Enrichment committees are busy planning our Fall series.
- Contemporary Choir has connected several times via Zoom.
- Numerous committees, small groups and commissions (including the Pastoral Council) have been holding monthly Zoom meetings.
- The Parish staff holds meetings virtually and is making countless calls to check on parishioners.
- St. Vincent de Paul stands ready with short term financial assistance.
- Our Sunshine Ministry makes regular wellness calls to parishioners who request them. (Special thanks to this ministry for calling all 448 parishioners who are 75-years and older.)
- Our emergency meals committee is providing meals to parishioners experiencing difficulties or illness.
- Over 40 parishioners have volunteered to help any parishioner with grocery shopping.
- People can now schedule baptisms and/or weddings by emailing Sue Carroll at email@example.com.
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.
We are living in chaotic times. People often ask, “Where is God in this turbulence? Is there a God? How can we believe in a loving God when there is so much suffering? Fr. Paul, Pastor of SMMP, will share his insights on where God is in these chaotic times. The online session will include prayer, input and small group discussion. Click the headline to register and learn more.
In the Gospel, Jesus proclaimed The Kingdom of God: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” I am pleased to report that we have nearly 200 students already registered for our fall program! They are eagerly looking forward to deepen…
In response to the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, SMMP Adult Faith Formation is moving online! If your pre-COVID schedule didn’t allow you to hear one of our inspirational speakers, or take part in our bible study or contemplative prayer group, now is the perfect time to check them out. Click the headline to view the 2020-2021 schedule.
Our men’s retreat has been rescheduled for Sept 11 – 13 and will be online. For the comfort of your own home, you can join fellow parishioners in reflecting upon “Your Story, Our Story, God’s Story: The Journey of Becoming”.
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.”